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Mariano says put me in coach...I can be centerfield

Mariano says put me in coach…I can be centerfield

It was an honor to watch Mariano Rivera get his just due on Mariano Rivera day at Yankee Stadium last weekend. It was perhaps even more touching watching Derek Jeter and Andy Pettite take the ball from Mo once last time. He exited as the game’s greatest closer of all time and one last long […]

Moonwalking, Crying Jim Leyland is Awesome

Moonwalking, Crying Jim Leyland is Awesome

Don’t know if there’s a heckuva lot more to say about this one. Always been a huge Jim Leyland fan. This does nothing except endear him more. Old school manager still doing it in the new school. And still appreciating every second of it. Plus, look at that moonwalk! Great, great, great. Let’s go, Tigers…and […]

Stranger in a Strange Land: A Mets Fan Takes in Mo's Yankee Stadium Sendoff

Stranger in a Strange Land: A Mets Fan Takes in Mo’s Yankee Stadium Sendoff

It’s sort of fitting this was my introduction to Yankee Stadium. The first time I’d ever set foot inside the building, an edifice I’d sworn to avoid and had proudly done so since it reopened in its current incarnation. You see, I’m a Mets fan. In fact, I generally abhor the Yankees. So, how was […]

Mets 2013 Pitching: On the Boulevard of Broken Arms

Mets 2013 Pitching: On the Boulevard of Broken Arms

Wow. Where to begin, Mets fans. I was perusing ESPN.com on my phone when I saw the headline. To say that this is the worst possible news that could happen to the franchise at this particular point in the season, would not be an overstatement (outside of a real tragedy of some sort). In terms […]

A Race to Mendoza: Will Uggla or BJ Upton Cross the Line Before Season's Finish?

A Race to Mendoza: Will Uggla or BJ Upton Cross the Line Before Season’s Finish?

The Atlanta Braves have a lot to be happy about. They sit 28 games over .500 and hold a more-than-comfortable (OK, downright gaudy) 15.5 game lead in the NL East as we head towards September. The Tomahawk Chop playoff version is coming to Atlanta come October (g-d help us). That;s not to say there are […]

Dice-K Says Sayonara to Tribe, Looking for Work Again

Dice-K Says Sayonara to Tribe, Looking for Work Again

Things can change incredibly fast¬† in sports. Oftentimes it takes a familiar name in an unexpected headline to serve as a blunt reminder. In this case, it was reading the following that provided that jolt for me: Indians grant Daisuke Matsuzaka his unconditional¬†release. That was just one buried story among the many more prominent sports […]

Wounded Warriors Take the Field at Fenway Park

Wounded Warriors Take the Field at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox sit atop the AL East and are primed for a playoff run. However, the team taking the field at Fenway Park on Monday was even more impressive. As the Sawx traveled West to take on the Giants in a evening affair, historic Fenway hosted the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) […]

LaTroy Hawkins Photo of the Future Looks Bright

LaTroy Hawkins Photo of the Future Looks Bright

This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon. Hawk posted it on […]

Rangers Cap Incredible Sweep with Third Straight Walk-off Home Run

Rangers Cap Incredible Sweep with Third Straight Walk-off Home Run

Maybe this happens more frequently than I’m aware, but, in the words of Tommy Boy…THAT…WAS…AWWWW-ESOME. I’m referring to last night’s walkoff home run in Arlington that vaulted the Texas Rangers to a win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and a series sweep. As well as the one before that. And, oh yes,¬† the […]

Matt Harvey Gets New Yorkers Thoughts on Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey Gets New Yorkers Thoughts on Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey will take the hill tonight as the starting pitcher for the National League in the MLB All-Star Game at CitiField. Harvey has made waves in New York with his electrifying stuff. He’s emerged on the national scene because of the media market and no doubt in part due to a recent appearance in […]

Mets Jeremy Hefner Victim of Series of Photo Bombs

Mets Jeremy Hefner Victim of Series of Photo Bombs

Baseball’s fun when you’re winning. And, for the Mets, taking 13 of their last 21 is about as good as it’s been in a long time. Jeremy Hefner is a big part of that recent success. Who you may ask? Even most serious baseball fans can be excused for not being familiar with Hefner. Prior […]

Cruelest Father's Day gift ever?

Cruelest Father’s Day gift ever?

Today was my second official Father’s Day. I received some lovely sentiments praising my supreme daddy-ing skills. Heartfelt cards. A splendid bottle of wine. Then, there was my sister. I love her dearly. We’re tight. Always have been. She’s also smart and funny. I mention all this as a premise to the “gift” I received […]