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Sandy Alderson Failing Up, Albert Poo-Holes, Conforto Conundrum, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

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“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1848) ARKVILLE, NY – The above quote is attributed to JB A-Karr, the French novelist & satirist and translated as “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” What’s it got to do with today’s topics? Plenty. So let’s get to: […]

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Surreal Subway Series, St Louis Perfectos, Cleveland Spiders, Dom Smith for President

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NEW YORK, NY – Pigs are flying. Snowballs are now the official ball of choice in Hell. Dom Smith is a national treasure. The St. Louis Pefectos are in the headlines for the first in forever… or at least 121 years. Great Caesar’s Ghost, isn’t it Amazin’ how some great or astonishing feat in sports […]

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Replacement Matt: Notes for New Mets Owner Steve Cohen and Bobby Bonilla

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WEST BROOKLYN, NJ – Yes kids, Santa has come early this year and granted all the good little Mets boys and girls wishes… The Wilpons are selling their stake in the team to the man who will be the wealthiest owner in all sports. No more penny-pinching and dumpster-diving. No more being just good enough […]

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Mets Bullpen, Josh McCown And Jay-Z

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – That’s right, you favorite writer is/was in the Bronx this weekend. I went to visit me Ma! And… commemorate the 4-year anniversary of Dad’s passing. I had a legit excuse to ask to be shifted to the top of the batting order for the week.   That said, here is […]

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Replaceable Friday: A Column for the Blind – And NY Sports Fans

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GARDEN STATE – For this week’s column I’d like to start off with a little ditty: Replacement Matt-y, Writing a column that no one will read, Why does he plead? Anyway… Here is my column on a day when everyone is recovering from their 4th of July revelations and not a one will look at […]

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Sports Rain Man: What A Week For The New York Metropolitans!

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Memorial Day weekend. I want to say two things before I get to the sports: 1) Thank you to all the descendants and relatives of soldiers that have that died in battle. The sacrifice in the name of the country, whether draft or volunteer, is always to be commended […]

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Sports Rain Man: Peter Alonso, NFL Schedule, NBA and NHL Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: It is a good sports news week… if you ignore the likelihood Florida prosecutors will release video of Robert Kraft’s tug job [gag, vomit]. Sorry to throw up throw in that tidbit but it is arguably numero uno on the List of Things I Can Die Happy Never Seeing. Anyway, let’s […]

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Get Fired? Don’t Worry. Here Are Sports Stars That Got Axed Before Making It Big

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NEW YORK, NY – Since we launched in 2005 (yes, it’s been that long) nobody has gotten fired from Meet The Matts… Well, other than Tall Matt, who made ridiculous contract demands and berated staff. But in light of one of our own getting a visit from The Turk yesterday at his day job, this […]

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Jacob deGrom, Rolled Tide And NFL Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: I hope you liked my half a DJ Eberle impression. I could complain about my schedule but it was really just laziness. I have been one of many federal workers deactivated by the toddler-in-chief’s demand for a wall. I didn’t want Angry Ward to yell at me like he does DJ, but I […]

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Angry Ward Weekly: Ski Lift Sex, Warriors Seats, and Other Stuff I Need Before It’s Too Late

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BRONX, NY – I’m writing this on Monday night, and this will be posting the day after the Midterm Elections, so I’m really not sure that anything in sports really matters enough to mention today. No matter which way last night’s results went, I’m not really psyched about the way the world is trending these […]

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