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Andy Wolfenson

Andy Wolfenson
Randolph, New Jersey, United States
December 04
I was advised not to tell
Author of the recently released "In His Ex-Wife's Defense," as well as "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," "In His Own Defense," and "Bloggin' Baseball (from the bench)", all now available on 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.

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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 activeRead 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 »

AUGUST 18, 2013 10:08PM

Alex Rodriguez - Anti-Semite??

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 transcriRead 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 beRead full post »

                Some of you know me and have read my posts in the past. Many of you likely do not. Lately, I have been an infrequent visitor to these pages, an absence born of necessity due to a busy “real job” wor… Read full post »

              Ryan Braun, Brewers’ slugger and former National League MVP, has accepted a 65-game suspension from Major League Baseball. The suspension essentially ends his 2013 season, as well as that of his team. Braun will not… Read full post »


The answer, of course, is singles.


The New York Yankees were known as “Murderer’s Row” in the 1920’s, a team which boasted two of the greatest sluggers in baseball history, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. In the 1960’s, the team featured a new generation of powerRead full post »

         Last night, Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds completely stifled the bats of the opposing San Francisco Giants, allowing no hits and only one walk en route to a 3-0 victory. In doing so, Bailey cemented his place in baseball history and joined tRead full post »

“I’ve been in minor league and major league clubhouses … I know the pressures and what goes on … it is coming from the perspective of a guy who had to fight for everything I got in the big leagues …

I saw what kind of money it is goingRead full post »

Last night, the Mets completed a four-game sweep of the previously-mighty Yankees. This is the first time that the Mets have taken every game from the Bronx Bombers in a season, and the Mets' faithful are, properly, sticking it to Yankee Nation.

In reality, losing four games to the Mets isRead full post »

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 8:19AM


Today and Tomorrow, you can download my novel, "In His Own Defense", for free on your Kindle.

Now you have no excuse not to download and read it.

Maybe you will even like it. You never know.

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If you have ever wondered what your fellow OS'ers sound like, or, more to the point, if you have ever wondered about what I sound like, here is your chance to find out. Tomorrow morning, WCWP radio will be airing an interview that I recorded last week, promoting my newly-released book, "InRead full post »

In less than a month, the beginning of this year’s episode of “Hope Springs Eternal” will begin for Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. Pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in less than three weeks. At the same time, there is no real football being played today, withRead full post »