Tag: Jose Altuve

MLB Opening Day Is Here! Updates on Yankees, Mets and Houston Astros

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SPANISH HARLEM – Finally. Today we get the first game in professional sports since March and baseball fans are excited to see what this weird and unusual MLB season will produce. Opening Day, just 4 months late… The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers are still the favorites to make the World Series […]

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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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Spring Training Angst?! POTUS Bellinger, Apologetic Mets

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The rose pedals are still on the satin sheets. The half-eaten box of chocolates lies open on the coffee table. Two empty bottles of red wine are on the nightstand. We all know what day it is… it’s Spring Training Saturday! Whoooeeee! But wait. There is an uncharacteristic gloom, a […]

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Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Thoughts on Yankees vs Astros, ALCS Key Players

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SPANISH HARLEM – This series couldn’t have started better from a Yankees standpoint. The Houston Astros were [not] fresh off a 5-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays, and came into game one of the ALCS looking off. The Bombers weren’t going to face Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole until game two and three – […]

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Stay Calm Yankees Fans

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees have had quite a month of August. Injuries have derailed them but that hasn’t hampered them in the American League East Standings as they 8 games back and 3 ½ in the AL Wild Card Standings. So not much has changed since the beginning of the month. Sure, […]

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A Rivalry is Brewing Between the Yankees and Astros, Also Some Thoughts On The NBA Finals

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SPANISH HARLEM – The rivarly started for me in 2015 when the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 3-0 in a one game playoff. We all knew the Astros were going to be good, they developed a young core around Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer. What we didn’t know was that the New York […]

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Relaxed Ward Wednesday: Unwritten Rules, Unbreakable Records, Pitching Around the Yanks

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PALM BEACH, FL – Enjoying Spring Break with the family down in sunny Florida while friends in NYC are hitting me with a barrage of texts featuring photos of snow. Looks pretty… awful. While I can’t quite match that in the “misery loves company” department, I did have to go to a Walmart the other day, […]

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Big Ben Yankee Playoff Special – ALCS Game 3 Diary

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Bronx, NY: The New York Yankees vs the Houston Astros in Game 3, as it happened. With their backs against the wall, it’s a must-win for the Yanks. Let’s get to it. 7:15: The wife is out and but I somehow manage to get my twin ten month old girls down without much of a fight. And […]

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