BLOGGIN' BASEBALL (from the bench)
- Randolph, New Jersey, United States
- December 04
- I was advised not to tell
- Author of the recently released "In His Own Defense" and "Bloggin' Baseball (from the bench), 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
- The Hypocrisy of Baseball -
Cheating Keeps Paying
November 25, 2013 08:06PM
- Racism, Jon Martin, and
Wannabes Who Detract From the
November 16, 2013 09:15AM
- Racism and the
Ironically-Named Mr. Incognito
November 05, 2013 08:40AM
- Barry Bonds Tries to Upstage
the World Series, But Fails
October 29, 2013 08:57AM
- The Silencing of Two Iconic
New York Voices
October 25, 2013 08:55AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “This is great ... but
wait, there's an ad
December 07, 2013 01:02PM
- “It could be the title to
a movie: "From 50 games to
million: The Story
November 25, 2013 08:15PM
- “The teaser to the Byrd
article uses the word "abuse,"
November 16, 2013 09:24AM
- “Mazel Tov! And following
up on Con's comment, when you
here in NJ/NY - take
November 15, 2013 03:54PM
- “This is a tale that will
continue to have plot twist
plot twist. The
November 06, 2013 08:39PM
Andy Wolfenson's Links
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 »
Rumors of the demise of the United States Postal Service are not exaggerated. More to the point, rumors of the demise of the USPS’ customer service are not exaggerated. Can pieces of mail simply vanish into thi… Read full post »
This morning I read with shock and dismay about how two men were arrested while trying to steal some of the sacred ivy from the walls of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The ivy which covers the outfield wall at Wrigley, one of the two remaining “grand old” ballparks still in use (along… Read full post »
Today we were provided with clear, convincing proof that G-d is not a Mets' fan. He simply can't be.
That, or maybe the Devil, to the extent that he really exists, actually runs Major League Baseball.
Whoever is calling the shots, whether Beelzebub or someone else, is being… Read full post »
The media is reporting that Alex Rodriguez has instructed his legal team to stop the rhetoric about his case so that he can focus on playing baseball. The media is reporting this in a matter-of-fact tone, accepting, perhaps tacitly applauding him, for his actions.
As Bugs Bunny would say, what… Read full post »
Is Alex Rodriguez anti-Semitic? The Yankee slugger has been called many things over the past decade in New York, but, to my knowledge, he has never been fingered as a hater of the Jews. In light of recent events surrounding baseball and its investigation into PED use and the Biogenesis clinic, h… Read full post »
Last night, I had the pleasure of sitting down for dinner with the two people who are the center of the latest steroid controversy to rock major league baseball, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and accused PED user Alex Rodriguez. With their permission, I taped the conversation and a partial transcri… Read full post »
Pete Rose, baseball’s banished “hit king” and suspended gambler, has weighed in on the steroid issue. In pure Pete fashion, it focuses not on Biogenesis, the players involved, or the effect of such steroid use on baseball – rather, the comments focus, of course, on Pete. In an… Read full post »
Is it possible that the baseball-related “steroids lynch mob” has at least a semblance of sanity? This week, former Giants’ and Cardinals’ slugger Jack Clark, who was recently hired as a/… Read full post »
The hammer fell today, as expected. Major League Baseball has suspended a dozen players as punishment for their participation in the Biogenesis scandal, and they join former MVP Ryan Braun in the latest cadre o/… Read full post »
34 years ago today, August 2, 1979, Yankee catcher and Captain Thurman Munson died in a plane crash in Canton, Ohio. Munson, an amateur pilot, died while practicing takeoffs and landings during a mid-season off-day. H… Read full post »
OJ Simpson. Casey Anthony. George Zimmerman. Alex Rodriguez.
All four have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion. Three have been acquitted, by a jury, of the crimes that of which they were accused. The fourth may hear his judgment announced tomorrow, but there will be… Read full post »