Tag: Florida Marlins

COVID-19 Hits Baseball… What Do We Do Next?

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SPANISH HARLEM – The baseball world was turned upside down this week and dealt with its first major Covid-19 issue. The Florida Marlins had about half its team test positive for the virus and stunted a couple of teams in the process, including the New York Yankees, who were to play the Philadelphia Phillies on […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Hiding from ‘Rona in NHL Bubble, Yankees Pitching Problems

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STAMFORD, CT – Friday was my 10-year wedding anniversary. My wife and I both forgot. #2020. The big news is several thousand Florida Marlins tested positive and the baseball season is already in jeopardy. God, I’m sick of this crap. I really want to write about our inept government response on every level and the […]

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Big Ben Whitney: 5 Reasons Trump Hates Yankee Stadium Netting, Los Mets

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The Bronx, NY: Last September at Yankee Stadium, a 2-year-old girl was hit by screaming foul ball into into the left field seats off the bat of Todd Frazier. In response, the New York Yankees have added additional netting down both foul lines. While the move was widely lauded, it didn’t please everyone. Some fans complained […]

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From The Couch: Mets and NHL Playoffs

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METROPOLIS, NY – The beginning of a new baseball year and hockey’s second season – the Stanley Cup playoffs – has found me planted on my couch watching these games until late hours. Here are some observations in rambling form: There’s a lot of renewed enthusiasm running high around Flushing with the Mets off to […]

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Braves secret behind 13-game win streak, Hero & Villain of the Week

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Atlanta, GA – Fans at Turner Field stadium are abuzz with more than just lite beer today.  It’s the start of a 3-game home stand against the – bottom of the barrel – Florida Marlins.  The Bravos are taking a 13-game win streak and (70-45 record) into tonight’s game and a staggering 15.5 game lead over […]

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Hot Stove Top Stuffing

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Crazy off season maneuvering has been going down.  Let’s assess. Albert Pujols to the Angels- This one’s a stinker.  Call me crazy, but if you  give a position player over a quarter of a billion dollars on a ten year contract, I’d like him to actually play a position and play it well. Yet, who […]

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ANGRY WARD WEDNESDAY: KEY OFF-SEASON MOVES

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s never too early to take a look around Major League Baseball and see what every team has been up to this winter. Sure there have been several high-profile trades and signings, but sometimes it’s those more subtle moves that can make or break a season. So, without further ado, here’s […]

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ANGRY WARD WEDNESDAY: GREAT MOMENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA SPORTS TALK

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Just like my esteemed colleagues West Coast Craig and Cookie, I find myself down in South Florida (aka God’s Waiting Room), spending some quality time with the in-laws. Now, despite what you hear about the denizens of this sun-splashed region, they are really quite rabid when it comes to their […]

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IS BASEBALL BROKEN???

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by Different Matt HOT STOVESVILLE, USA – Well it’s cold, and snowy and the calendar is just one page long. There’s a new Lackey in Boston, a new Cliff to explore in Seattle and a Halladay made official in Philadelphia. Decorations are up, Hanukkah is at the half-way point, kids are sending their wish lists […]

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COOKIE'S CORNER: BAD ATTITUDES

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H-E-Double Hockey Sticks, USA – The leaves are dropping and so are people’s tolerance levels. People are just down right CRUSTY and I can’t understand why. This is the best time of the year!!! We’ve got apple picking season, pumpkin season, the free candy and cavity holiday (Halloween) and Thanksgiving all coming up. Who can’t […]

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