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
- Baseball's 2015 Fiscal
Imprudence Has Already Begun
November 17, 2014 09:18PM
- WHY WON'T MY COMMENTS
November 15, 2014 11:13AM
- Beaten for Being Gay, He
"Fights Back" ... on Twitter
November 12, 2014 12:11PM
- The Idiocy of Baseball's
Statistics and Players
October 29, 2014 04:43PM
- My Turn at the Bully Pulpit
October 16, 2014 08:39AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Cranky - the length is
very risky - we've seen that
again here in
November 18, 2014 12:34PM
- “Bill - if Stanton's
butler is making $2M this
applying for the
November 18, 2014 12:31PM
- “Thank you all for your
comments. He is an
November 13, 2014 08:37AM
- “He's a brave young man
... let's hope his message is
November 12, 2014 12:14PM
- “I'm glad that I pointed
out Bumgarner as a potential
point in this
October 30, 2014 10:01AM
Andy Wolfenson's Links
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 »
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 power… Read 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 t… Read 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 going… Read 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 is… Read full post »
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.
This is the link:
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, "In… Read 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, with… Read 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 Amazon.com 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 »
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 Birthday… Read 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 »