BLOGGIN' BASEBALL (from the bench)
- Randolph, New Jersey, United States
- December 04
- I was advised not to tell
- Author of the recently released "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," as well as "In His Own Defense" and "Bloggin' Baseball (from the bench), all now available on amazon.com and Kindle.
Frustrated wanna-be sportswriter who, in his spare time from traveling from the office to other work locations and attempting to write a succession of wildly-successful novels, occasionally pens blogs about sports, the Yankees, and other topics.
MY RECENT POSTS
- NFL Star Aldon Smith's Bomb
Threat at LAX; Is There a
April 14, 2014 08:50AM
- Celebrating Hank Aaron's #715,
Forty Years Later
April 08, 2014 01:18PM
- Your Invitation to Upcoming NJ
March 30, 2014 05:00PM
- Which Players Make Up
Baseball's Mount Rushmore?
March 25, 2014 08:09PM
- Another New York Athlete
Leaves, Claims He Was
March 15, 2014 10:28AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “This article indicates
that a pre-draft test
Smith would be
April 14, 2014 02:31PM
- “Very troubling behavior,
to say the least. The league
team must address his
April 14, 2014 08:53AM
- “Dan - don't know how the
Turtles are doing so far, but
April 13, 2014 08:27PM
- “Great post and I like
the picture - sounds like this
has a little Jersey
April 12, 2014 08:48AM
- “Just a reminder - today
I will be selling/signing
both the Clinton
April 12, 2014 08:45AM
Andy Wolfenson's Links
Or maybe, he wasn’t bluffing.
Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested for telling TSA agents that he was carrying a bomb with him as he tried to get through security at LAX. Smith now faces up to a ye/… Read full post »
Every April, Major League Baseball recognizes and honors its first African-American player, Jackie Robinson. On April 15, every baseball player takes the field with the number 42 emblazoned across his back, the number worn by Jackie during his time with the… Read full post »
For my fellow residents of the Garden State (and those in nearby PA and NY) – I will be signing books at four different locations over the next couple of weeks. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of seeing my numerous facebook posts – the dates, times, and… Read full post »
An article on today's foxsports site discusses the attempts at one writer's attempts at creating major league baseball's "Mount Rushmore," presumably the four best or most important players ever. Citing various polls, the decision of the original author is to carve the likenesses of Babe Ruth, Jackie… Read full post »
And for the second time, I am not shedding any tears for him.
Late last year, former Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano fled the Big Apple for the Emerald City, signing a contract to play baseball with the Seattle Mariners for the princely sum of $240 million dollars over a… Read full post »
“Who would ever think a game amongst friends would turn to deception and murder? It would if there were a large cash payoff at the end of the season…and if one particular person was bent on winning it, no matter the cost to others. Author Andrew Wolfenson takes loyalty and America’… Read full post »
Baseball’s spring training has begun in earnest and, thus far, this die-hard Yankees’ fan has spent more time watching the Mets than his beloved Bronx Bombers. Why? Because hope springs eternal for every team come April and I am thinking of changing allegiances? No. Because so many of my… Read full post »
My new book, "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," is now available for purchase on Amazon.com and for Kindle. With a cover illustration created, as always, by our Diana Ani Stokely, this book is a must for any baseball fan, fantasy baseball player, or fiction lover.
Over 33 million peopl… Read full post »
Yankees' pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training on February 14, 2014 - that's only nine days away.
Meanwhile, we are being threatened with up to 30 inches of snow this weekend, on top of the two storms that we have already endured this week.
Maybe there will be a Spring. Fi… Read full post »
The Mafia – never before has there been a presumably “secret” organization that has been so chronicled in print and on the big screen. Books like Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, later adapted into two Ac/… Read full post »
When clients ask if I practice criminal law, my response is that I practice “light” criminal law – traffic violations, assaults, drug stuff, etc. Rare is the day that I walk into a criminal co… Read full post »
The Major League Baseball Player’s Association has sent a clear message to Alex Rodriguez – that they no longer want him as a member and will take matters into their own hands should he decide to step back onto a baseball diamond in 2015, after he serves his 162-game suspension for… Read full post »
As a baseball enthusiast, I have spent innumerable hours reading about the sport, its players, and its history. From an early age, baseball books were my favorite – as my mother likes to recall, almost every book report I did in elementary school was on a baseball-related book. One would think,… Read full post »
It turns out that Alex Rodriguez has been lying to us the whole time. Despite his contentions that he has been telling the truth through what he has termed the “ordeal” surrounding the allegations and suspension due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs, his statement in response to t… Read full post »
This week’s baseball Hall of Fame vote has, not surprisingly, again stirred up the conflict surrounding the possible election (or, more appropriately, non-election) of those former stars who have been linked to steroid use. Three players who excelled through the heart of baseball’s &l… Read full post »
Who says Christmas is just for the Gentiles? Not this Jew. Here are some of my favorite Christmas songs:
1. Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
I know, big surprise. I have written about “the Boss&r… Read full post »
The day before Thanksgiving, the Star-Ledger ran an Associated Press article authored by Candice Choi entitled “Growing number of dietary quirks complicate Thanksgiving dinner.” The article’s first sentence read: “[t]hree types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox’s… Read full post »
Yet again, we are confronted with proof of the hypocrisy of Major League Baseball, a group that will formulate a position, and then stand behind that position, at least until it decides not to stand there anymore. Publically, the lords of baseball are waging a war with steroids and other perfor… Read full post »
Anyone who has been following the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin story knows that there have been almost-daily twists and shifting perceptions about what transpired between the two men since Martin joined the Dolphins. The public’s perception is being put to the test again and again with… Read full post »
There is an extremely disturbing story brewing in Miami and the National Football League, a scenario where the bullying that has been such a hot topic in schools and colleges across this country has now manifested itself among adults, among those perceived to be the biggest and strongest members of o… Read full post »
Last night, the Crimson Stockings from Beantown defeated the Cardinals and moved to within one win of capturing their third World Series championship in ten years. More importantly for Red Sox Nation, the team stands on the verge of winning their first title at home, in cozy and historic Fenway Park,… Read full post »
Earlier this week, the New York area lost one of its television icons, Bill Mazer. In a time before cable television, in a time before 24-hour news and sports networks, the residents of the New York area had several methods by which to obtain their sports information. We had the network… Read full post »
1967 was a very good year. That February, a dentist and his much younger wife moved from Staten Island with their one-year old son -- across the Goethels Bridge, to the burgeoning suburbs of Old Bridge, New Jersey. One month later, the dentist and his wife were blessed with the birth of the… Read full post »
You can't make this stuff up - really.
Our government is on the brink of closing down. Thus far, I have resisted any urge to place blame at the feet of one of our political parties, or blame the President, or, for that matter, any other person or entity. I have… Read full post »
Up until today, the Baseball Gods, the Lords of Baseball, have been toying with me. Clearly they have decided that 2013 should be the year that they make me look completely and utterly foolish, if not completely ignorant of the game and its teams/players.
First, they decimated the already elderly… Read full post »
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