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
- Domestic Violence Forces Drug
Use to Sports' Back Seat
September 14, 2014 12:00PM
- The Yankees Celebrate Derek
Jeter (Sadly, 2014 Style)
September 08, 2014 08:57AM
- One Day In Baseball - The
Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
August 31, 2014 10:03AM
- "Pay to Play" - as Redefined
by the NFL
August 20, 2014 12:06PM
- Baseball, Football, and
Differing Views on Domestic
July 24, 2014 09:29PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “What everyone else has
said. With admiration for
attitude and strength, I
September 14, 2014 09:46PM
- “I know he's written
songs that are "deeper" or
September 14, 2014 06:44PM
- “"Poisonous" is an
interesting way to describe
her - if memory
September 14, 2014 06:41PM
- “Tom - my thought is that
McDonald is different because
been accused, and
September 14, 2014 06:17PM
- “Even though Hardy was
deactivated for today's game,
still receive his
September 14, 2014 12:01PM
Andy Wolfenson's Links
It appears that the issue of performance-enhancing drug usage in professional sports such as baseball and football has, to a certain extent, run its course. Its “time in the spotlight” has faded, replaced by more salacious issues, and while the governing powers will continue to presumably… Read full post »
Perhaps it was appropriate that the final score of yesterday’s Yankees’ game, on the day that they honored their Captain, Derek Jeter, was 2-0. Jeter wears uniform number 2, of course, and the day was meant to be a celebration and “thank you” for his twenty (2-0, get it?) year… Read full post »
The news reports on the fate of major league baseball are growing more dire by the day. Baseball is losing its young fan base, the researchers cry. The dearth of African-American players will be accompanied by an ever-increasing lack of interest in the game from that portion of the population. Footba… Read full post »
“Pay to Play,” to most people, is a political term, and has a negative connotation – improper contributions, campaign contributions made in order to secure favors from… Read full post »
Last night, former major league baseball player Chuck Knoblauch was arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting his ex-wife. Knoblauch, a four-time All-Star who spent the majority of his twelve-year professional career… Read full post »
I am going to address this before any of the Yankees' haters have the chance to ...
Last year, I had the pleasure of attending the Yankees' tribute to their retiring closer, the great Mariano Rivera. The day in his honor was held on the last regular-season Sunday game at Yankee Stadium,… Read full post »
“Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
- Lou Gehrig“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”
- Jim Val… Read full post »
Yankee outfielder Mickey Rivers once said to superstar teammate Reggie Jackson (whose full name was Reginald Martinez Jackson), “No wonder you're all mixed up. You got a white man's first name, a Spanish man's second name and a black man's/… Read full post »
“I just wish you guys would just see me as Michael Sam the football player instead of Michael Sam the gay football player."
Well, maybe not.
It is being reported that the OWN Network will be airing a “docu-series” on Michael Sam and his attempts to become the first… Read full post »
At 2:00 this afternoon, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will announce what will likely be fines and/or suspension against LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, the result of his racial and bigoted comments as recorded by his ex-girlfriend. The league is under great pressure to take action against St… Read full post »
Last nght, Albert Pujols hit career home runs number 499 and 500, making him the 26th person in major league history to join what was once considered to be the elite “500 Home Run Club”. Normally, this would be cause for celebration and for heaping accolades on the Angels’ slugging/… Read full post »
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 »