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Taking Small Pleasures in a Challenging Season

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

If you listen to the mainstream media, there appears to be no reason to watch the 2012 New York Mets. Some pundits (Michael Kay- ESPN) have the team winning 55 games. I would imagine that most publications will have them a lock for last place when they post their predictions later this month. Even the [...]

Yanks Still Favored Over Angels and Tigers to Win it All

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Let’s have some fun. I was surfing Sportsbook reviews looking for what the odds makers think about the local teams chances of winning the World Series. The big free agent signings of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder have surged the Angels and Tigers into the top five, respectively. The Yankees are tied with the Angels was 13-2 favorites. The Phillies are still #1 in [...]

Do You Agree With George Brett on the DH?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The Designated Hitter has been a debated topic over here for a while. The weak support for Edgar Martinez‘s Hall of Fame candidacy tells me the writers are not in favor of the position, but what about the fans? Back in 2009 I proposed that baseball expand the DH to the National League; while my colleague, Howard [...]

Link: How About a Yankee Stadium/Citi Field Winter Classic DH?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Rangers beat the Flyers 3-2 at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia yesterday in the 2012 editions of the Winter Classic. For a non-hockey fan like me, this was an entertaining game on a day where there was little else to watch. How about two Winter Classic games played in New York on New Year’s [...]

Worst Voice in Sports? It’s Suzyn Waldman

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

I am not play-by-play announcer. I think play-by-play is the toughest job in all of media. If you prepare and have knowledge, being a talk show host is a piece of cask. I am not traditional when it comes to media. Nothing burns me more than the fake radio or TV voice. Be yourself, and [...]

Simmering Hot Stove Tonight @8pm

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Winter Meetings are a week away, so tonight we begin to “simmer” the Hot Stove with some talk about the local teams. First, I hope to have former big league pitcher Brooks Kieschnick joins me to discuss the transition from outfielder to pitcher. I will propose the DPH idea to him and see his [...]

DH vs. DPH

Friday, November 25th, 2011

I found this article by Greg Lucas of Fox Sports Houston via my good friends over at Baseball Think Factory. Want to get rid of the DH debate and create a hybrid solution? Check out this excerpt from Lucas’ piece: There IS a compromise rule available that would allow aging hitters to still get some [...]

Trading David Wright for Another Superstar

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The odds of a team giving up the “king’s ransom” that Sandy Alderson would demand for David Wright is minimal. He’s coming off the worst season of his career on both sides of the ball, is recovering from an injured back, and there is the impending free agency. If they were intent on dealing Wright, [...]

Dumb Postmortem Fan Reactions and Trade/Free Agent Proposals

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Day after Yankees elimination day is what this account was made for. We’re looking for dumb trades and even dumber mongos.Fri Oct 07 12:34:01 via Twitter for iPhoneWFAN Trade ProposalsWFANTrades The WFAN Trades Twitter account probably is spot on as we will suffer through a weekend of overreaction from talking radio heads and passionate fans. [...]

If Cashman Bolts, Would Billy Beane in NY Make Sense?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Most people in baseball believe that Brian Cashman will return to the Yankees after this season. He has a great relationship with the Steinbrenner family, and has been given unprecedented control of the team’s operation. It would be unrealistic to expect someone else to handle all the aspects of the Yankees job as well as [...]

Listen: Weekly Digest, Special Hurricane Time and Edition

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I move the show to Saturday morning due to Hurricane Irene. Hear me talk to Mike Bacsik, former big league pitcher who gave up Barry Bonds 756th home run. He discusses ihs controversial remarks on Twitter and the transition from athlete to sports fan and media member. Ken Griffey Sr. remembers his time with the [...]

12 Year Old Bichette Blew Off ESPN

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

This article is probably about 6 years old (it’s not dated), but Skip Bayless at ESPN Page 2 wrote this: The other night, I sat in front of my TV, riveted by a Little League World Series game as if it were some future-shock thriller co-directed by Steven Spielberg and Wes Craven. This was California [...]

Lenny Dykstra Offering Investment Advice for $999

Monday, March 28th, 2011

A reader of the site sent me this amazing email he received from Lenny Dykstra on Saturday March 26th at 11:40 AM. Why am I so specific with the time? Take a read and you will find out: Happy Holidays, First of all, I want to thank you for being a past loyal member of [...]

Howard Stern a Mets Fan?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

RT @BossPlaya206: @HowardStern Jets or Giants? Mets or Yanks?jets and mets.i grew up on long island .got into the giants in collegeless than a minute ago via TweetDeckHoward SternHowardStern From this tweet it appears he roots for the Mets and Jets, but got into the Giants in college. I do know I have seen him [...]

Best Player Born on Your Birthday

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I found this interesting resource over at Wezen Ball: the best player statistically born on each day. This will allow fans to see what baseball luminaries share the same birthday. The top players are listed in order of WAR (Wins Above Replacement). For me (January 26th), it’s a player named George Blaeholder, who predominantly pitched for [...]