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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 "In His Ex-Wife's Defense," as well as "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," "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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The 2015 baseball season is still months away, but as a bitter cold grips a large part of the United States, it seems to be a good time to begin looking forward to the summer game, and to turn our attention to what is shaping up to be an off-season ofRead full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2014 11:14AM


Yesterday, I tried to comment on Bill Beck's post.

This morning, I tried several times to comment on my latest blog about baseball salaries.

Just now, I tried to post a comment on Zanelle's post.

None of them registered.

Is anyone else having this problem??


Of course, I realizeRead full post »

Cole Ledford is a student at the Ohio State University. He is unabashedly proud to be a Buckeye, and is as active as student as one can imagine. In addition to his classes, he is the Vice-President of the Intrafraternity Council, Treasurer for the First-year Leadership Initiative, works withRead full post »

Tonight, the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants square off in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. With the series tied at three games apiece, the winner of tonight’s game will be crowned 2014 World Series Champions.

The big question, of course, is who will win? Well, ifRead full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2014 8:39AM

My Turn at the Bully Pulpit

Apparently the tenor of this site has continued to shift in a certain direction, so I think it is about time that I joined the fray.

If I don’t like a certain person or people, then by G-d, neither can you.

If I don’t like a certain ethnic group,Read full post »

           Today, Derek Jeter wrote the final chapter to the storybook ending that has been his last season with the Yankees – punctuating the saga with an infield single against the Red Sox, a hit which scored teammate Ichiro Suzuki from tRead full post »

It appears that the issue of performance-enhancing drug usage in professional sports such as baseball and football has, to a certain extent, run its course. Its “time in the spotlight” has faded, replaced by more salacious issues, and while the governing powers will continue to presumablyRead full post »

Perhaps it was appropriate that the final score of yesterday’s Yankees’ game, on the day that they honored their Captain, Derek Jeter, was 2-0. Jeter wears uniform number 2, of course, and the day was meant to be a celebration and “thank you” for his twenty (2-0, get it?) yearRead full post »

The news reports on the fate of major league baseball are growing more dire by the day. Baseball is losing its young fan base, the researchers cry. The dearth of African-American players will be accompanied by an ever-increasing lack of interest in the game from that portion of the population. FootbaRead full post »

AUGUST 20, 2014 12:08PM

"Pay to Play" - as Redefined by the NFL

           “Pay to Play,” to most people, is a political term, and has a negative connotation – improper contributions, campaign contributions made in order to secure favors fromRead full post »

              Last night, former major league baseball player Chuck Knoblauch was arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting his ex-wife. Knoblauch, a four-time All-Star who spent the majority of his twelve-year professional career… Read full post »

I am going to address this before any of the Yankees' haters have the chance to ... 

Last year, I had the pleasure of attending the Yankees' tribute to their retiring closer, the great Mariano Rivera. The day in his honor was held on the last regular-season Sunday game at Yankee Stadium,… Read full post »

“Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

          -   Lou Gehrig

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

         -    Jim ValRead full post »

         Yankee outfielder Mickey Rivers once said to superstar teammate Reggie Jackson (whose full name was Reginald Martinez Jackson), “No wonder you're all mixed up.  You got a white man's first name, a Spanish man's second name and a black man's/Read full post »

“I just wish you guys would just see me as Michael Sam the football player instead of Michael Sam the gay football player."

Well, maybe not.

It is being reported that the OWN Network will be airing a “docu-series” on Michael Sam and his attempts to become the firstRead full post »

At 2:00 this afternoon, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will announce what will likely be fines and/or suspension against LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, the result of his racial and bigoted comments as recorded by his ex-girlfriend. The league is under great pressure to take action against StRead full post »

Last nght, Albert Pujols hit career home runs number 499 and 500, making him the 26th person in major league history to join what was once considered to be the elite “500 Home Run Club”. Normally, this would be cause for celebration and for heaping accolades on the Angels’ slugging/Read full post »

Or maybe, he wasn’t bluffing.

            Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested for telling TSA agents that he was carrying a bomb with him as he tried to get through security at LAX. Smith now faces up to a ye/Read full post »

        Every April, Major League Baseball recognizes and honors its first African-American player, Jackie Robinson. On April 15, every baseball player takes the field with the number 42 emblazoned across his back, the number worn by Jackie during his time with theRead full post »

For my fellow residents of the Garden State (and those in nearby PA and NY) – I will be signing books at four different locations over the next couple of weeks. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of seeing my numerous facebook posts – the dates, times, andRead full post »

An article on today's foxsports site discusses the attempts at one writer's attempts at creating major league baseball's "Mount Rushmore," presumably the four best or most important players ever. Citing various polls, the decision of the original author is to carve the likenesses of Babe Ruth, Jackie… Read full post »

And for the second time, I am not shedding any tears for him.

Late last year, former Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano fled the Big Apple for the Emerald City, signing a contract to play baseball with the Seattle Mariners for the princely sum of $240 million dollars over aRead full post »

“Who would ever think a game amongst friends would turn to deception and murder? It would if there were a large cash payoff at the end of the season…and if one particular person was bent on winning it, no matter the cost to others. Author Andrew Wolfenson takes loyalty and America’Read full post »

Baseball’s spring training has begun in earnest and, thus far, this die-hard Yankees’ fan has spent more time watching the Mets than his beloved Bronx Bombers. Why? Because hope springs eternal for every team come April and I am thinking of changing allegiances? No. Because so many of myRead full post »


My new book, "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," is now available for purchase on and for Kindle. With a cover illustration created, as always, by our Diana Ani Stokely, this book is a must for any baseball fan, fantasy baseball player, or fiction lover.

Over 33 million peoplRead full post »