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The Manischewitz All-Time 25-Man Roster

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

On the second night of Passover, a simple dinner discussion that evolved into an argument between the Matzo Ball Soup and the Brisket was the impetus for this list. Going through the Internet to find any definitive list, this wonderful piece by the ubiquitous Jonah Keri from 2007 was discovered  listing the Top 18 Jewish […]

Talking Jose Reyes Tonight @ 8pm

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Day 2 of the Winter Meetings is all Jose Reyes talk all the time. Howard Megdal of the Journal News, and author of an upcoming book “Wilpon’s Folly” will co-host throughout the hour. We will discuss the Reyes contract, the Wilpon ownership situation, and try to piece together a roster. Joining us at 8:30 is WFAN host […]

Disrespect and Disgrace Apparent at Veterans Committee Election of Ron Santo

Monday, December 5th, 2011

It’s finally happened. Thirty-seven years after playing his last game, Ron Santo is a Hall of Famer. I’m so disgusted I want to puke. Not at the result, mind you. While I’m on record as not being a supporter of Santo’s worthiness, but I am for the process involved, especially the Hall of Fame in general and […]

Kicking Off the Winter Meetings @ 8pm

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Join me at 8pm as I kick off the Winter Meetings. Bobby Valentine joins the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, and what better person to talk about his impact than Andrew Muscato, who produced a film about Valentine called “The Zen of Bobby V.” Andrew has also gotten to work closely with Bobby on other projects as […]

Closing the Book on Jorge Posada and the Yankees

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Jorge Posada announced his career with the Yankees is over. “I don’t think there’s even a percentage of a chance that I can come back,” Posada said to the Daily News. “It’s not going to happen.” It was a rough year for Posada both on and off the field. On the […]

Vote on the Golden Era HOF Ballot

Monday, November 7th, 2011

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR VOTE FOR THE GOLDEN ERA CANDIDATES Last week, the Hall of Fame announced the 16-member Golden Era Committee will select from the following candidates: Buzzie Bavasi, Ken Boyer, Charlie Finley, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva,Allie Reynolds, Ron Santo and Luis Tiant, It’s an interesting collection that has some very intriguing borderline candidates. I have created a poll for the […]

Listen: Ralph Branca “A Moment in Time” @ 8pm

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

I have the pleasure of Ralph Branca headlining the show tonight. Ralph recently published a book with David Ritz called “A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace.” Hear him talk about the “shot heard ’round the world” and how the Giants stole the 1951 pennant with an elaborate system to steal signs […]

Watch: 1951 Pennant Race

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

It’s been a wild September (pun intended!) for both leagues Wild Card teams. We could very well see 1-game playoffs in both leagues if the Braves, Cardinals, Rays, and Red Sox all win their respective games. Game 7 TV brings up back to a classic pennant race that resulted in a one-game playoff. Everyone remembers […]

$16.5 Million Dollar Man, Girardi is Moneyball Mgr, Bunting, 70s Baseball, Catching Hell

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

A.J. Burnett very well may have a great shot to pitch Game 3 of the ALDS. Joel Sherman laid out the Yanks strategy in a recent column. Here are two important items to remember when you are thinking about Game 3: One: There is an off-day scheduled the day before, so the entire bullpen should be […]

Don Mattingly and NL Mgr of the Year, Reyes Negotiation Strategy, Rule V

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I was extremely skeptical of Don Mattingly taking over as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Yankees star didn’t have any minor league experience. He was given coaching jobs with the Yankees and Dodgers due to his name and relationship with Joe Torre. When he went up for the Yankees job against Girardi it was made […]