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Dog Wags the Tail, Cash and the O’s, Pagan Continues to Disappoint, Thoughts on Tejada

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Brian Cashman had the final say on the A.J. Burnett/Joe Girardi fiasco with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN. Joe and Evan have done a nice job with Cashman the last couple of weeks. It’s amazing what an interview can produce if you allow your subject to speak. Instead of trying to impress the Yankees […]

Jury Duty, More Kay Stupidity, Winning 30, WFAN Bench

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The jury for the Roger Clemens case will be selected today. I wonder how you could get kicked off jury duty in this scenario. Think if Clemens lawyer Rusty Hardin read this site I would be allowed on the jury? Especially this post. *** Michael Kay has been on a roll with his stupidity lately. This […]

Sausage Fest , Bullpen Management, Entrance Music, Radio Gossip

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The guys at Nomaas call the Yankees three game sweep of the Brewers a “sausage fest.” *** By the way… using the Pythagorean Won/Loss formula, which uses runs scored vs. runs allowed to calculate a team’s record, the Yankees are the best in baseball at 50-28. Going into yesterday’s game they were averaging 6.11 runs and 9.61 […]

Verducci: Yanks Need a Lefty Starter

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

On Friday, Joe Benigno interviewed Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated on WFAN. During the segment, Verducci opined the Yankees currently do not have enough starting pitching, and they should try to acquire a left handed starter. He points out the heavy lefty hitters on the Red Sox (Gonzalez, Crawford, Ortiz) as the main reason to […]

Looking Back: Evan Roberts Debates Joe B on Beltran

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Want to know my feelings on this situation? Read this piece I wrote a while back. (h/t to Ted Berg) This is why I like Evan Roberts, he understands the issues on a deeper level than 99.9% of the hosts at that station. Best line is when Joe Benigno says Ryan Church is a better […]

Benigno: “Yanks Will Never Win Under Steinbrenner”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I realize that we are at a point of saturation with the stories, memories, and discussion of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. I figured to cap the coverage at NYBD I would share my personal story about “The Boss” since everyone else has been doing so the last 24 hours. Back in July of 1995 […]

37% Chance of Sports Illustrated Jinx

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Derek Jeter didn’t even know there was such a thing as the Sports Illustrated jinx, saying the “last time he was on the cover was before Game 6 of the World Series, so there is your jinx.” Well, what Jeter should know is that appearing on the famous sports magazine’s cover isn’t guaranteed to cause […]

How Rain Impacted the Home Run Race of 1961

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Wanted to share one last thought about the rain out rule courtesy of author Danny Peary. Peary recently released a book called “Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero.” Yesterday I opined on the debate that Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno had regarding the Mets rain shortened 5 inning victory. I said the league should go by […]

Thoughts on Rain Shortened Games

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I was listening to Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno today while they were discussing the rain shortened Mets victory from Sunday night. So far this season both local teams have benefited from a rain shortened victory, but is that a good thing? Evan Roberts argued no, while Benigno cited “100 years of history” for reasons […]

Mainstream Media’s Percieved Reyes Witch Hunt.

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Greg Hopps of the Seven Train to Shea made a great point yesterday about yesterday’s John Harper column in the Daily News. In the piece, Harper continues to discuss all angles with respect to HGH and Jose Reyes overactive thyroid. Harper isn’t alone, WFAN’s Craig Carton has flippantly stated he believe Reyes health is directly […]