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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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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 »

     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 »