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
- Why I Am Watching the Mets
This Preseason ...
March 06, 2014 09:02AM
- My New Book - "Deadly Fantasy:
A Baseball Story"
March 02, 2014 07:13AM
- How Many Days Until Pitchers
and Catchers Report?
February 05, 2014 11:35AM
- "The Boss Always Sits In The
Back" - A Must-Read Mafia Book
February 02, 2014 09:16AM
- "Jacket" - A Review of John
Hartmann's "Irreverant" Memoir
January 26, 2014 08:56AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Bill - you're kidding,
Tom - I know,
but thought it was worth a
- “Tom - normally you would
be 100% correct. For this
however, I am making
- “Graduation? The way
things have been here lately,
like a parole. But
- “Step by step, brother
- “It's nice to have a
positive story out of baseball
Andy Wolfenson's Links
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 »
It appears that I have become somewhat of a baseball team's curse. My chosen team, the once-powerful Yankees, have missed out on the playoffs for what seems like the first year in eternity, and, once I threw my playoff allegiance behind the Pirates, they were only able to manage one measly… Read full post »
The Pittsburgh Pirates are one game away from the National League Championship Series, and I could not be happier for them. The Pirates, one of baseball’s oldest and most storied franchises, have endured a dry spell of semi-epic proportions, over two decades without a playoff appearance before… Read full post »
“Tis better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved at all …” --- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Above are the words spoken thousands, if not millions of times, to people, especially heartbroken young women, after the breakup of their latest romance. It is a quote that everyone ha… Read full post »
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.
This one only needs three, as spoken last night by Derek Jeter:
"Time to go"
This picture captures the incredible show of emotion last night when Mariano Rivera left the Yankee Stadium mound for the last time as an active… Read full post »
… so is there hope for Alex Rodriguez??
Before the Biogenesis scandal rocked Major League Baseball last year, there was BALCO. The Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative was the previously-best known supplier/… Read full post »
This past weekend was an extremely bittersweet one for Yankees’ fans. It was a weekend full of emotion, not all positive, and a weekend in which the team, facing elimination from the post-season picture, showed signs of life and the heart, the desire, to remain in the hunt for another trip… Read full post »