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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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Editor’s Pick
MAY 17, 2012 8:54AM

Bank of America - $30,000 Worth of Stupid

It has been announced that Bank of America is now paying homeowners up to $30,000 in order to have them complete a "short sale" of their property and vacate their homes. This will no doubt be hailed as a great move by our nation's bank, and pundits will point to it… Read full post »

                … and why I hate Yankees’ outfielder Andruw Jones.

                Yesterday, seemingly, the Hall of Fame career of Yankee/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 17, 2012 8:56AM

Gary Carter Succumbs to Cancer: The "Kid's" Ironic Death

         Baseball great and Hall of Famer Gary Carter, affectionately known as “the Kid”, died of brain cancer yesterday at the age of 57. Carter started his career with the Montreal Expos, but gained perhaps his greatest fame as a key member and co… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 11, 2011 8:09AM

Joe Paterno and the "Cult of Personality"

                Joe Paterno has been relieved of his responsibilities as head football coach at Penn State. The Board of Trustees of Penn State, recognizing that the school itself was more important than Mr. Paterno, made the/… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 8, 2011 8:29AM

The Deaths of "Smokin' Joe" and Joe Pa's Reputation

                Joe Frazier and Joe Paterno. Two legends, two icons linked by their connections to their adoptive state of Pennsylvania. Two giants of their respective sports. One died yesterday at the age of 67, losing his ba/… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 8:57AM

Mariano Rivera Sets the Saves Mark, But is He the Best Ever?

Yesterday, the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera retired three straight Minnesota Twins to notch his 602nd career save and, with that perfect inning, secured himself the top spot among major league baseball’s all-time saves leaders. He moved one ahead of Trevor Hoffman, who retired last year after… Read full post »

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JUNE 19, 2011 10:13AM

RIP Clarence & Kevin: The Jersey Shore Loses Two of its Own

                Last night brought us the news of the death of Clarence Clemons, the man whose larger-than-life persona as the E Street Band’s sax wailer brought him world-wide fame and adoration. The 69-year-old Clemons/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 4, 2011 8:39AM

Andy Pettitte Retires -No More "Core Four"

Today marks the end of an era in Yankee baseball. Andy Pettitte, a member of the “core four” who led the Bronx Bombers to World Series titles from 1996 to 2009, is retiring from baseball at the age of 38. Pettitte retires with 240 regular season victories, as well as a/… Read full post »

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JANUARY 20, 2011 8:40AM

Aaron Rodgers is Hot, But the Media Needs to Chill

“Is Aaron Rodgers the greatest quarterback in Green Bay Packers’ history?”

This was just one of the “We love Aaron” questions posed on sports talk radio this week. Aaron Rodgers, Packer Quarterback and media darling, is now being touted by some as the best QB ever to tro/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 18, 2010 8:35AM

Cablevision v. News Corp - Giants Winners, Viewers Losers

Apparently Roy Halladay isn’t perfect. He, and his juggernaut of a team, can seemingly be beaten. They can be defeated, it appears, by a Florida castoff named Cody Ross, who allegedly touched Doc for two home runs in Game 1 of the NLCS, leading the Giants to victory. I use words… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 13, 2010 8:39AM

Dear Joe: Throw ALCS Game 3 By Letting Burnett Pitch

Dear Mr. Girardi:

I presume that you watched the Rangers-Rays game last night. I assume that you watched Cliff Lee continue his run of post-season success, no doubt having at least a couple of flashbacks to the way that he dominated the Yankees in last year’s World Series. And now youRead full post »

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OCTOBER 7, 2010 7:40AM

Last Night's Three Aces - A Pilgrim Reprise

Last night, three of baseball’s aces, members of its current quartet of best pitchers, put their arms on display for the world to see. All three emerged victorious, although they took differing paths to the same eventual result. And rather than being termed “the good, the bad, and the ugl… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 7:49AM

The NFL - Where Dog-Killing and DUI Trump Suicide

                A troubled ex-superstar serves time for dog-killing, returns to the gridiron, and is named his new team’s starting quarterback. A troubled wanna-be superstar, shipped from Ohio to the Big Apple due to off… Read full post »

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JULY 13, 2010 8:12AM

AtHomePilgrim's All-Star Challenge- Can the AL Measure Up?

As my good friend and NL (well, Phillies) lover AtHomePilgrim has already posted, he made the mistake of challenging me in an AL v. NL All-Star team contest. I have already taken a glance at his formidable lineup and the comments which already have my team going down to defeat. But… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 16, 2009 8:23AM

Longing for a Game of License Plate Bingo

            During the school year, either I or my wife spend our Saturday mornings driving our oldest daughter into Manhattan, where she takes courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Last weekend, it was my turn. As we drove toward the L/… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 24, 2009 8:37AM

Anti-Semitism Continues to Poison the NJ Suburbs

Last month, a newspaper article detailed acts of anti-Semitism in the Edison, New Jersey, area; the defacement of a synagogue and a neighborhood park. The accompanying picture showed a still all-too-repugnant swastika painted on the synagogue’s doors, and the article detailed numerous other swa… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 19, 2009 9:05AM

There's a "New Moon" Out Tonight

     There are three types of people in this country today:

      1.   Those who are between the ages of 13 and 25 or who have contact on a regular basis with people of those ages.

     2.   Those who read magaz… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 30, 2009 8:26AM

Yankees Pull Even - While the Fans Snooze


     Like the people in the Yankees’ bullpen not named Mariano, I spent the eighth and ninth innings of last night’s game drifting in and out of consciousness. Not that the game was boring, mind you, but it was simply too late. These are the times that I wish th… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 9:28AM

Kardashian v. Phillips - Which Family Wins?

            It is a classic battle of heavyweights for the crown of most dysfunctional family in Tinseltown. It pits the current titleholder, the Kardashians, against the former champion Phillips clan. It’s past against present. And the onl/… Read full post »