Mandel’s Musings

Mandel’s Musings: Yankees Start Off 2017 Like Champions But Question Marks Exist For Bronx Bombers

Published on: 20th April, 2017

Mandel's Musings: Yankees Start Off 2017 Like Champions But Question Marks Exist For Bronx Bombers  | read this item

It has become a fun start to the 2017 baseball season for the young New York Yankees. When was the last time this franchise, loaded for generations with mostly expensive contracts for mostly veteran stars, in line with the Steinbrenner credo of “win now,” could be described as young? But, that is the case, now. […]

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Mandel’s Musings: Mets Wondering if Jose Reyes is Done As An Everyday Player

Published on: 18th April, 2017

Mandel's Musings: Mets Wondering if Jose Reyes is Done As An Everyday Player  | read this item

It is early in the 2017 baseball season. All is still tracking reasonably well for the New York Mets despite their bumpy start, which has led to their 7-6 record.   The good news is the expected dominance of their starting pitching staff has fallen right in line with pre-season predelictions. Matt Harvey appears to […]

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Mets Take A 9-0 Beating, Getting Swept at Home by Lowly Diamondbacks

Published on: 11th August, 2016

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Syndegaard struggled again vs. DBacks  | read this item

New York — Make no mistake about it. The New York Mets 2016 season,with all of its playoff hopes, positive vibes, and logical expectations is officially at risk of imploding in front of our very eyes.   Getting swept by another team at home is bad enough but when it’s by a team like the […]

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MANDEL’S MUSINGS: Mets In-Season Moves Energizes Lineup and Locker Room

Published on: 6th July, 2016

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The 33-year old Reyes can't get untracked in 2017  | read this item

Last season, the Mets were struggling in June to score runs. The 2015 season looked to be on the edge of a veritable cliff until Sandy Alderson, the general manager, pulled off a couple of transactions in Kelly Johnson and Jose Uribe that brought energy and professional hitting to a lineup sinking under the weight […]

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Draymond Green Suspended For Pivotal Game 5 of NBA Finals

Published on: 12th June, 2016

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Warriors players feel James got off light  | read this item

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green is suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night after he was assessed a flagrant foul 1 by the league for his actions in Game 4. The play in question came with less than three minutes left in Golden State’s 108-97 win over the Cavaliers on Friday, […]

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MANDEL’S MUSINGS – Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

Published on: 6th June, 2016

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MANDEL'S MUSINGS - Muhammad Ali Dies at 74  | read this item

New York — It’s not fair. I was waiting for a scientific breakthrough that would allow us to hear Muhammad’s voice again. I wanted to know what this man had seen and felt in the 30 years since we last heard his voice. Life isn’t always fair but couldn’t we be given a break on […]

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Mandel’s Musings: Merry Christmas NFL Fans and Money Grabbers

Published on: 24th December, 2015

Mandel's Musings: Merry Christmas NFL Fans and Money Grabbers  | read this item

New York – In this Christmas season 2015, the season of giving thanks, it is the National Football League that has the most to be thankful for out of all the professional sports leagues. The NFL should thank it’s lucky stars for all of the wonderful gambling addicts and it’s equally wonderful media partnerships. Without […]

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Mets Took Their Fans on Fairy Tale Ride Despite World Series Loss

Published on: 2nd November, 2015

Mets Took Their Fans on Fairy Tale Ride Despite World Series Loss  | read this item

New York — Terry Collins’ decision to let Matt Harvey come out to pitch the ninth inning of last night’s game five of the World Series wasn’t strictly driven by emotion, it was about Matt Harvey throwing 97 miles an hour on the black in the eighth inning. The kid still had great stuff. It […]

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Pacers Coach Vogel Feels For Stephenson

Published on: 7th March, 2015

Pacers Coach Vogel Feels For Stephenson  | read this item

New York — One would have thought that Lance Stephenson had the world by the proverbial you know what, going into the 2014-15 NBA season. He had completed the best season of his NBA life last year as a key component of the Eastern Conference champion Indiana Pacers. With free agency kooming and his first […]

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Brian Shaw Never Had A Chance in Denver

Published on: 4th March, 2015

Brian Shaw Never Had A Chance in Denver  | read this item

Brian Shaw was never really the coach of the Denver Nuggets. He was the baby sitter or the substitute teacher, holding a position that was never going to be his until either the kids started to cooperate or he was given a new group of kids. During his nearly two seasons in Denver, Shaw spent […]

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