Articles by: Rich Mancuso

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Baseball Wisdom: Veteran Scout Tom “T-Bone” Giordano

Longtime scout Tom “T-Bone” Giordano meets the future at T M Baseball Academy By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor They sat in the office are of the T M Baseball Academy in the Bronx. The parents and some of the 250 or […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Sports

Wally Backman: Take it Like a Man and Move on

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor This will probably irritate the many Mets fans and supporters of Wally Backman, but come on and take it like a man and stop taking a message to the media that New York Mets gM Sandy […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Sports
New Soccer Mini-Pitch. Credit: NYCFC.

New York City FC Unveils Mini-Pitch in the Bronx

NEWS FROM NEW YORK CITY FC  Wednesday afternoon, New York City FC, alongside MLS WORKS, the US Soccer Foundation, SNHU and Adidas unveiled a new mini-pitch at Public School 049 Willis Avenue School as part of the league-wide 20 for […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Sports

Can’t win them All: Yankees Still in Hunt Despite loss to Rays

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor At the end of the day the New York Yankees lost minimal ground in this September stretch of games in their quest to be one of those Al wild card teams. They are also looking […]

by · September 13, 2016 · Sports
Fordham Home Opener: A Record Setter, 83-21

Fordham Home Opener: A Record Setter, 83-21

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor What a difference a week makes and that held true at Rose Hill Saturday afternoon for the Fordham University football Rams. Last week the execution was off and new head coach Andrew Breiner saw that in […]

by · September 11, 2016 · Sports
Fordham Announces 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Fordham Announces 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule

  The full 2016-2017 Fordham University men’s basketball schedule was released today. It features eight televised Atlantic 10 contests and a visit from the defending Atlantic 10 champions, Saint Joseph’s University, to the historic Rose Hill Gym. Fordham will play […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Sports

Boxing Dead in New York: Is MMA the Culprit?

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor  What’s going on here? Again this columnist refers to the words of Dick Young, the great and late New York sports scribe.  The  issue today: Boxing in New York appears to be dead because of a […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Sports
Sick Bay Near Flushing Bay: Theme Continues for the Mets

Sick Bay Near Flushing Bay: Theme Continues for the Mets

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Before the skeptics say the New York Mets need a witch doctor to cure the ailments there is one reason for optimism. There are 27 games left and two games away from that second NL wild […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Sports
The Unexpected Rookies: Inching Mets closer to Wildcard

The Unexpected Rookies: Inching Mets closer to Wildcard

The Unexpected Rookies: Inching Mets closer to wildcard Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor On the other side of town it has been all about Gary Sanchez and other highly touted youngsters. So with the rookies, and some of the veterans, the Mets took […]

by · September 5, 2016 · Sports
Pitching from the Orioles stops the Yankees: But not Sanchez

Pitching from the Orioles stops the Yankees: But not Sanchez

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Hold the presses! Gary Sanchez the New York Yankees phenom rookie catcher did not drive the ball out of the yard Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, But the AL Player of the Week went 2-for-4 with […]

by · August 29, 2016 · Sports
Michael Paez: Mets Draft Pick Is Adjusting His Game With Cyclones

Michael Paez: Mets Draft Pick Is Adjusting His Game With Cyclones

Michael Paez, A Coveted Mets Pick , Looks To Make His Mark By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Michael Paez is learning on the job which is common for a novice. However, the New York Mets fifth selection in Round 4 of […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Sports
For Mikey Lopez: NYCFC Time Is Limited but Good

For Mikey Lopez: NYCFC Time Is Limited but Good

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Early Saturday evening  after New York City FC shutout the LA Galaxy 1-0 at Yankees Stadium, Mikey Lopez the midfielder was dressed in the visitor’s locker room at Yankee Stadium. Once again the 22-year old Lopez […]

by · August 21, 2016 · Sports
(l-r) Dr. Cary Goodman, 161st Street BID’s executive director; Council Speaker Mark-Viverito; and Mike Rendino, Stan’s Sports Bar owner, in front of the Derek Jeter mural. Photo courtesy 161st St BID

Despite the Loss: “Baby Bombers” Had Another Yankees Moment

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor It is no longer about Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira or Jacoby Ellsbury, and for that matter neither is it about Brett Gardner for these New York Yankees. It’s about the future and despite losing two of […]

by · August 18, 2016 · Sports
Nobody Does it Better: A Typical Weekend at Yankee Stadium

Nobody Does it Better: A Typical Weekend at Yankee Stadium

If I were to throw a big time party, I would have to ask Debbie Tymon to plan it.

by · August 17, 2016 · Sports
Kids from Dominican Republic Arrive in New York To Play Baseball

Kids from Dominican Republic Arrive in New York To Play Baseball

Santo Domingo and The Bronx – Linked by love of baseball By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor They arrived in town earlier this week with ambitions of competing on the baseball diamond with kids  just like them. But these youngsters from Santo […]

by · August 15, 2016 · Sports, Youth and Children