Tag: Baseball Hall of Fame

Ebs Hot Takes: Baseball Hall of Fame, Tom Brady, Duke Basketball

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FROM THE PRESS BOX – I just want to touch on the NFL playoffs before I jump into my hot takes. First off, what was Dee Ford thinking? I’ve played plenty of defensive end and defensive line in my life and never have I lined up that far offsides. I get wanting to use every […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: A Penny for Your Thoughts, No More HOF Starting Pitchers, Bryce in Da Bronx

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BRONX, NY – This is my last post before Christmas, and if Management thinks I’m posting ON Christmas (as I’m slated to) they can suck a bag of… er… candy canes. Still there’s plenty to talk about right now, starting with Penny Marshall’s passing yesterday at the age of 75. “Goodbye, Laverne.” Penny Marshall is perhaps best […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Mike & the Mad Dog, NBA Summer League Basketball, Vick on Kaepernick

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NEW YORK, NY – If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my Alcatraz-like sentence here at Meet The Matts, it’s that the more thought and effort you put into a post, the less likely anyone is to care. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen several MTM contributors come up with clever, insightful column ideas, […]

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On Parade: All-Time MLB Puerto Rican Team for Puerto Rico Day!

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NUEVA YORK– Today is the 60th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, as we celebrate the culture of this U.S. commonwealth. It doesn’t matter if you hail from the archipelago itself but if you truly grew up in NYC and not the suburbs, you already have some Nuyorican, as part of your fabric. Whether […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Ichiro, Cowboys, Durant and Lucroy

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BRONX, NY – Banging this one out just before deadline on Tuesday. It’s my wife’s birthday, I’m holding off on dinner and my dog, Griffey, is doing everything in his power to get me to play fetch rather than slap together another lackluster column. Where in the wide, wide world of sports are my priorities? […]

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My Hall of Fame Wife, Misery at a B&B and the great Clemente

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Treadwell, NY—Ever stay at a B&B? A Bed and Breakfast? Who had this ridiculous idea to start calling Hooverville era shanties charming? Was describing a dilapidated country house as “charming” the way city people aching to be viewed for their erudition were lured?  It’s like staying at the YMCA but with hardwood floors, distressed furniture […]

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Mike Piazza and Hall of Fame: Shame on Bill Madden

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – With the wreckage of the World Trade Center attacks still literally smoldering, Major League Baseball played its first games on September 21, 2001 after the 9/11 attacks. As the attacks were felt by all Americans, it was a uniquely personal attack on the populace of the greatest city on Earth. I vividly […]

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A PROPOSAL FOR JOHNNY DAMON

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by West Coast Craig ONEONTA, NY – I figure it’s a good time to talk a little baseball. Let’s start with the in-the-news Johnny Damon. You think when Jumpin’ Johnny popped up at 2nd in Game 4 and then raced to 3rd he was thinking “Hey that worked out pretty well, I bet that’s at […]

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