Mandel’s Musings

Mandel’s Musings: New York Yankees, Led By Aaron Judge, Appear to Have a Bright Future

Published on: 29th June, 2017

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Judge is the biggest story in baseball, so far.  | read this item

It is still early in this 2017 baseball season but one thing keeps occurring in major league ballparks around the country. Players from other teams keep asking the same questions of beat reporters covering the New York Yankees: What’s the deal with the Yankees’ young star, Aaron Judge? Is he for real? It’s difficult to […]

6’8″ James Comey Fired: This Isn’t Sports But Why Ignore The Mess in Washington

Published on: 11th May, 2017

Comey, 6'8" tall, would be a terrific power forward on the FBI basketball team  | read this item

An open letter to some of the operatives in Washington, D.C. who are in the current employ of the Trump Administration but don’t seem to realize they are actually working for the American people and not for an ideology:   Dear Mr. Vice-President, Mr. White House Counsel, Mr. Press Secretary, Ms. Blonde Spinner of Truths, […]

Mets’ Familia Blows 3-2 Ninth Inning Lead as Giants Beat Mets 6-5

Published on: 10th May, 2017

Mets' Familia Blows 3-2 Ninth Inning Lead as Giants Beat Mets 6-5  | read this item

Mandel’s Musings: Can the Next Decade in New York City Baseball Match the “Willie, Mickey, and the Duke” Golden Years of 1950-1959?

Published on: 29th April, 2017

Three of the greatest players in MLB history played in NYC in the 1950s  | read this item

Most of you are too young to remember baseball in the 1950s. If you do, you are probably pressing on towards 70 years of age but if you are lucky enough to be that “young” and happened to have lived in or around the New York City area, you were one lucky son of a […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

Published on: 11th August, 2016

Syndergaard is out with a torn lat muscle  | 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 […]

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

Published on: 6th July, 2016

Reyes led off today, stealing a base  | 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 […]

Draymond Green Suspended For Pivotal Game 5 of NBA Finals

Published on: 12th June, 2016

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, […]

MANDEL’S MUSINGS – Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

Published on: 6th June, 2016

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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