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Andy Wolfenson

Andy Wolfenson
Location
Randolph, New Jersey, United States
Birthday
December 04
Title
I was advised not to tell
Company
www.baldinglegal.com
Bio
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. www.inhisowndefense.com 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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         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 Amazon.com 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 »

Yankees' pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training on February 14, 2014 - that's only nine days away.

Meanwhile, we are being threatened with up to 30 inches of snow this weekend, on top of the two storms that we have already endured this week. 

Maybe there will be a Spring. FiRead full post »

             The Mafia – never before has there been a presumably “secret” organization that has been so chronicled in print and on the big screen. Books like Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, later adapted into two Ac/Read full post »

                When clients ask if I practice criminal law, my response is that I practice “light” criminal law – traffic violations, assaults, drug stuff, etc. Rare is the day that I walk into a criminal co… Read full post »

The Major League Baseball Player’s Association has sent a clear message to Alex Rodriguez – that they no longer want him as a member and will take matters into their own hands should he decide to step back onto a baseball diamond in 2015, after he serves his 162-game suspension forRead full post »

As a baseball enthusiast, I have spent innumerable hours reading about the sport, its players, and its history. From an early age, baseball books were my favorite – as my mother likes to recall, almost every book report I did in elementary school was on a baseball-related book. One would think,Read full post »

It turns out that Alex Rodriguez has been lying to us the whole time. Despite his contentions that he has been telling the truth through what he has termed the “ordeal” surrounding the allegations and suspension due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs, his statement in response to tRead full post »

This week’s baseball Hall of Fame vote has, not surprisingly, again stirred up the conflict surrounding the possible election (or, more appropriately, non-election) of those former stars who have been linked to steroid use. Three players who excelled through the heart of baseball’s &l… Read full post »

Who says Christmas is just for the Gentiles? Not this Jew. Here are some of my favorite Christmas songs:

 

1.            Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I know, big surprise. I have written about “the Boss&r… Read full post »

The day before Thanksgiving, the Star-Ledger ran an Associated Press article authored by Candice Choi entitled “Growing number of dietary quirks complicate Thanksgiving dinner.” The article’s first sentence read: “[t]hree types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox’sRead full post »

 Yet again, we are confronted with proof of the hypocrisy of Major League Baseball, a group that will formulate a position, and then stand behind that position, at least until it decides not to stand there anymore. Publically, the lords of baseball are waging a war with steroids and other perforRead full post »

Anyone who has been following the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin story knows that there have been almost-daily twists and shifting perceptions about what transpired between the two men since Martin joined the Dolphins. The public’s perception is being put to the test again and again withRead full post »

There is an extremely disturbing story brewing in Miami and the National Football League, a scenario where the bullying that has been such a hot topic in schools and colleges across this country has now manifested itself among adults, among those perceived to be the biggest and strongest members of o… Read full post »

Last night, the Crimson Stockings from Beantown defeated the Cardinals and moved to within one win of capturing their third World Series championship in ten years. More importantly for Red Sox Nation, the team stands on the verge of winning their first title at home, in cozy and historic Fenway Park,… Read full post »