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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 "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," as well as "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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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 »

     It seems that Junior Seau’s uncanny ability to make the “big hit” on opposing ball carriers was not passed on to his family or its attorneys. News came Wednesday that Seau’s family had filed litigation against the NFL, blaming it for Junior’s sui… Read full post »

              It has been quite a week for the endlessly-intertwined worlds of professional sports and performance-enhancing drugs. Days ago, the Baseball Hall of Fame voters emphatically slammed the doors to their hallowed building in… Read full post »

My blog page has been silent lately, as I have been putting the finishing touches on and publishing my first book, "In His Own Defense". It is currently available in soft-cover on and in ebook version on the Kindle, and, as I have been telling everyone who will listen or… Read full post »

                The World Series begins this week, and for what seems to be the umpteenth year in a row, it will be conducted without the presence of the highest-paid team in the majors, the New York Yankees. Tonight’s N/… Read full post »

                Keeping with my daughter going to college theme – many people seem surprised when we tell them that she is attending Ohio State. “It’s so far,” some say. Others ask why she would want to/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 8:29AM

For My Daughter, On Her 18th Birthday

                Today, my favorite Buckeye turns 18. Normally, this is when parents update their Facebook status with an overly-sugary, sappy display of ridiculously exaggerated love for their child: “Happy BirthdayRead full post »

                The man awoke with a start, and peered, through blurry eyes, at the clock on his nightstand. Its red numbers shone like a beacon through the darkness – 3:30. He sighed, and turned to his left. The rustlin/… Read full post »

         Early yesterday morning, a man wielding an AK-47-type assault rifle killed two of his co-workers at the Old Bridge, New Jersey Pathmark supermarket, and then shot himself to death with a .45-caliber pistol. The senseless killings reverberated well beyo… Read full post »

            Over the past two weeks, two high-profile major-league baseball players, San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera and Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon, have been suspended by Major League Baseball due to drug tests which showed elevated leRead full post »

                In the late 1970’s, outspoken right fielder and designated hitter Reggie Jackson was one of the main cogs of the “Bronx Zoo” New York Yankees. Without a doubt, he was the most quotable memberRead full post »

                Almost one year ago, on June 18, 2011, Clarence Clemons, saxophone-player extraordinaire for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died of complications from a stroke. At that time, I wrote a post in memory/… Read full post »

Imagine a presidential contest between Barack Obama and the Devil. For which would you cast your vote? For former major league pitcher and perpetual soundbite John Rocker, the choice is simple – Beelzebub all the way. According to WorldNetDaily, Rocker would cast his vote for the Prince of Dark… Read full post »

     Twenty years ago, the Yankees drafted the player who would become the cornerstone of their franchise, the man who would be a key cog in their return to World Series glory, and the only man to amass 3,000 hits while wearing pinstripes. On June 1, 1992, the Yankees drafted theiRead full post »

                Jack Twyman died today at the age of 78. Twyman was a star basketball player with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, but it was his efforts off of the court that le/… Read full post »

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MAY 17, 2012 8:54AM

Bank of America - $30,000 Worth of Stupid

It has been announced that Bank of America is now paying homeowners up to $30,000 in order to have them complete a "short sale" of their property and vacate their homes. This will no doubt be hailed as a great move by our nation's bank, and pundits will point to it… Read full post »

                … and why I hate Yankees’ outfielder Andruw Jones.

                Yesterday, seemingly, the Hall of Fame career of Yankee/… Read full post »

                Charles Manson did not appear for his parole hearing today. The 77-year old Manson, who was up for parole for the 12th  and possibly last time, did not cooperate with his court-appointed attorney and, true/… Read full post »

                “Chief Jay Strongbow”, one of the icons of 1970’s professional wrestling, died last Tuesday at the age of 83. Chief Jay was one of the main characters in Vince McMahon’s WWF stable, a co/… Read full post »

                Today is Opening Day. The real Opening Day. At 3:10 this afternoon, when Tampa’s James Shields completes his warmup tosses and the first Yankee batter steps up to the plate, the 2012 baseball season will/… Read full post »

            Extortion, by its very definition, is not a clean business. This week, however, extortion took on new heights of ridiculousness when a former classmate attempted to extort a Range Rover from Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano. The maRead full post »

Penn State's Board of Trustees has released a statement "explaining" their reasons for firing long-time football coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal. According to the Associated Press, the Trustees blamed a "failure of leadership" for their decision to terminate Paterno. T… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 17, 2012 8:56AM

Gary Carter Succumbs to Cancer: The "Kid's" Ironic Death

         Baseball great and Hall of Famer Gary Carter, affectionately known as “the Kid”, died of brain cancer yesterday at the age of 57. Carter started his career with the Montreal Expos, but gained perhaps his greatest fame as a key member and co… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2012 8:33PM

Whitney Houston Reportedly Dead at 48

     News reports indicate that Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. Once pop music's reigning queen, Houston became little more than a punch line after her failed marriage to Bobby Brown and years of drug abuse ruined her once glorious singing voice. If the reports are true… Read full post »