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Don’t Boo A-Rod For Aging

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Last night, Joe Girardi made the ultimate managerial call of his life in the 9th inning by pinch hitting for Alex Rodriguez with Raul Ibanez. If the Yankees go on to win the World Series, Ibanez game-tying homer will be remembered as the turning point of the postseason. Instead of asking Phil Hughes to save […]

Trading Pelfrey, Trusting Hughes, Aramis Ramirez, Pittsburgh Yanks

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I talked about the market for Carlos Beltran earlier this morning, but there is another Mets player that I think might be desirable to contenders: Mike Pelfrey. After losing to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon Mike Pelfrey is 5-9 with a 4.67 ERA. After making so much progress with his splitter last season it appeared […]

Remembering the Days of Stickball

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Brent Mayne takes a walk down memory lane over at his site The Art of Catching. He talks about a book he received during the holidays called “The Fortress of Solitude”, which is story of a boy growing up in downtown Brooklyn in the late seventies. Part of the lore of that era was kids […]

Confrontations, Routs, and the Subway Series Continues

Monday, June 15th, 2009

- As I said on last night’s show I have no problem with the behavior of Johan Santana and K-Rod. When Santana didn’t want to come out of the Philly game I thought it showed a fire and passion, not disrespect for Manuel. K-Rod does his celebrations, which can be over the top, but the […]

Random Thoughts….

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

- From the “one play says a thousand words department”……………. Does any play sum up the Karma surrounding the Mets and Yankees more than the final play of Friday night’s game? - Not one announcer mentioned the hustle of Mark Texeira on that final play. Didn’t anyone wonder how a below average runner scored so […]

The Enemy of My Enemy is my Enemy Again

Friday, June 12th, 2009

You’ve heard the sayings,” Politics make strange bed fellows,” or “The enemy of my enemy is my friend?”  Two weeks ago, the allegiances of the New York baseball world became slightly shook up as the Mets played the Red Sox in Boston and the Yankees took on the Phillies in “The New House.” This wacky […]

Finally Some A-Rod Gossip

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

It appears, according to People Magazine, that Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson are an item. It’s been a while since we can talk about any off the field news with respect to A-Rod. To quote the title of Hudson’s 2003 film will she wind up trying to lose this guy in 10 days?

Baba-Booey,Ominous Signs, Bonus System, Radio Sunday

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

- I still think the highlight of yesterday’s 10-1 Mets win over the Pirates was Gary Dell’Abate aka Baba-Booey” first pitch. I have seen some lousy ceremonial first pitches, but never one that hit the umpire. - I am not ready to push the panic alarm for the Yankees. However, there are some signs that […]

Bad Umpiring, Launching Pad, Mini Papi, Best 3b in Baseball

Friday, May 8th, 2009

- The theme of tonight’s Mets game should be the state of umpiring. Across the board the umpires, in my opinion, have been terrible this year. Normally my biggest complaint would be the inconsistent strike zone, but now basic calls are blown. Bill Welke is becoming the symbol of this problem. If you remember, he […]

Weekly Digest Tonight @ 8pm

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Howard and I have lots to talk about tonight. First, we will discuss whats wrong with CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira. I will also tell you why the Yankees can’t be screwed up by A-Rod. The Mets need, to quote Jon Heyman, Sigmund Freud to help them at this point. I will tell Howard why […]