Tag: Houston Astros

Angry Ward: Your Baseball Team’s New Pandemic Name

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BRONX, NY – You know what I really love about writing these posts for this site; I mean besides the great pay, travel, and benefits? I love these opening paragraphs, where you just try to throw in enough words so that the “meat” of your article doesn’t appear in those few “preview” lines on the homepage […]

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MLB Covid 100, Derek Jeter Not Getting In Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK, NY – For those expecting to see an in-depth look at the Philadelphia Eagles draft haul (it was awful) here today, apologies. Big-time Iggles fan, Buddy Diaz, is dealing with the loss of a close friend and asked for a pinch-hitter. So, here I am, a virtual Dave Kingman, stepping into the box; […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Quarantine Concepts That Would Work in Sports – Joe Exotic, James Dolan, Jerry Jeudy

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Covid City, USA: April 7th already? This month is flying by. I fired my one bullet last week with the NFL draft and I’m running on fumes. The other night I watched the US Women’s soccer team play Brazil a few years ago. The US came back from a 3-1 lead with 3 goals in […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Things We Won’t Miss When The Coronavirus is Over

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: I was on a submarine for the two months with no wifi. What’d I miss? Like everyone else, I’m sitting getting reacquainted with my family, waiting for the vaccine to come along and wipe out this virus. You know, just like the flu vaccine wiped out the flu. The Texans […]

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Monday Morning QB: Jameis Winston, Astros Cheating Lingers, NBA All-Star Weekend, Chaka Khan

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Let’s hope my fellow married men survived the ripoff that is [Bobby] Valentine’s Day intact, with wallets only slightly deflated. But this is about our collective love for sports, not for wifey and it is amazing how hard it is to find topics once football season is over. I had […]

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Go To Blazes Carlos Beltrán, You Tommy Two Face SOB

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HELL – In this world, the Devil doesn’t wear Prada. He wears Mets orange & blue. And down here, the line to get into this very popular nightclub, Eternally Damned, is rife with the Amazins’ colors, largely for things these doomed denizens did after their failed Flushing purgatory. Case in point, Carlos Iván Beltrán – […]

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The Teams Affected By Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

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“So, when Boston beat Houston that year in the playoffs, did they decide not to cheat on each other?” -Buddy Diaz SPANISH HARLEM – Cam James had a great article yesterday that spoke about the penalties facing the Houston Astros regarding their cheating scandal… or lack thereof. Sure, manager A.J. Hinch was fired, along with […]

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The Baseball Cheaters: Ban. Them. All.

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DENVER, CO – Stiff. Astonishing. Harsh. Hard-line. Unprecedented. These are all adjectives used to describe the punishment received by the Houston Astros. All of them are inaccurate, though, particularly the most overused word in the sports world in the past week; unprecedented. Is it unprecedented that a baseball team was fined and had draft picks […]

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The New York Yankees Get Their Man, Gerrit Cole! Brian Cashman GaGa

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees have loved Gerrit Cole for a long time now. They drafted him in 2008 but lost him to the UCLA Bruins. They longed for him two years ago, when the organization had an opportunity to trade for him, that didn’t good well as the Pittsburgh Pirates preferred the […]

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Corporate Recruiter CC Sabathia, PLUS… Knicks David Fizdale on Hot Seat

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SPANISH HARLEM – CC Sabathia has retired, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t still consider himself a New York Yankee. On his podcast with Ryan Rucco (CC Sabathia’s Farewell to the Yankees), they talked about his love for the team and how he will continue to provide support for his former teammates. There has […]

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