Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Passing Of Neil Simon, Bronx Icon of plays and Screen

Passing Of Neil Simon, Bronx Icon of plays and Screen

By Rich Mancuso The entertainment world and Bronx was sad to hear this morning about the passing of  Neil Simon the Pulitzer and Tony Award writer and most known for the “Odd Couple”, “Barefoot In The Park” and “Lost In […]

by · August 26, 2018 · Entertainment, News, Television, Theater
Coppola: Revamping The Mets

Coppola: Revamping The Mets

By William Coppola You know how when your old favorite lounge chair gets all raggedy and unattractive? You then know that it is ready for an overhaul for new springs and fabric, plus some wood stain. Well that’s exactly what […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Sports
Ward The Contender

Ward The Contender

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor  Pound -for-pound Andre Ward was considered the best fighter and put a stamp on that after his second  fight and win over Sergey Kovalev that unified most of the light heavyweight title. That fight last […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Sports
Aug 22, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York City forward David Villa (7) scores a goal during second half against New York Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Hudson River Derby Draw For NYCFC

By Carlos IV De Jesus  NYCFC have had their shares of ups and downs however at Yankee stadium they almost seem unbeatable. The Red Bulls came  to Yankee Stadium Tuesday night with their usual flair and a point ahead in […]

by · August 23, 2018 · Sports
Oswalt Earning A Spot For Mets

Oswalt Earning A Spot For Mets

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Look at every game as a plan for next season. And the Mets have that agenda with their starting rotation of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, and possibly Steven Matz. Then there is Right-Hander […]

by · August 22, 2018 · Sports
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Pitchers & Catchers: The Game Within The Game

By William Coppola One of the more unique facets of the game of baseball is the special relationship between pitcher and catcher. It is a game within the game. The defensive players on the field are anticipating where the ball […]

by · August 19, 2018 · Sports
Yankees Show Queen Aretha Respect.

Yankees Show Queen Aretha Respect.

By Ray Negron Ever since George Steinbrenner purchased the Yankees in 1973 he has always given respect to the great artist from the world of entertainment. From  the eyes of the Boss it has always been the Yankee way. Yesterday […]

by · August 17, 2018 · Sports
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees hits and RBI single in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

No Judge, No Sanchez, No Runs

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Wednesday night the Yankees went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and Thursday afternoon they went 1-for-11 against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday 3-1 loss was the first series loss for the Yankees at […]

by · August 16, 2018 · Sports

No Judge, No Sanchez, No Runs

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Wednesday night the Yankees went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and Thursday afternoon they went 1-for-11 against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday 3-1 loss was the first series loss for the Yankees at […]

by · August 16, 2018 · Sports
Local Bronx Players Head To National Team Tryouts

Local Bronx Players Head To National Team Tryouts

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Three student athletes from the Baseball Training Institute in the Bronx have arrived in Cary North Carolina for tryouts with the USA National Team at the USA National Training Complex. Jose Silva, Matthew Mercado, and […]

by · August 16, 2018 · Sports
Negron: Almost Elvis

Negron: Almost Elvis

By Ray Negron I remember walking into the Yankee clubhouse. I went to my locker which was next to Reggie Jackson and third base coach Dick Howser. Batboy Hector Pagan came up to me and told me that Elvis Presley […]

by · August 16, 2018 · Sports
Jake Gets The Best Of Severino

Jake Gets The Best Of Severino

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Five home runs and 13 strikeouts from Mets pitching and the lineup Monday night at Yankee Stadium. In this disappointing season for the Mets, Jacob deGrom continued to state his case as the best pitcher […]

by · August 14, 2018 · Sports
Negron: Lyle Most Important Reliever In “Boss” Era

Negron: Lyle Most Important Reliever In “Boss” Era

By Ray Negron Yesterday I ran into one of the great players in Yankees history, Sparky Lyle . I hugged him as hard as I could because I love him. With all due respect to the great Mariano Rivera and […]

by · August 13, 2018 · Sports
Negron: Bat Boy Tales

Negron: Bat Boy Tales

HANKS YANKS kid Goes To Big League’s: The highlights of the week included the California Angels bringing up left handed pitcher  Williams Jerez. The significance in this player is the fact that as a teenager Jerez was a member of Hank […]

by · August 12, 2018 · Sports
Andujar Has Become Game Winner For Yankees

Andujar Has Become Game Winner For Yankees

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor The Yankees bullpen has been their strength and Saturday afternoon in the Bronx it was again though Aroldis Chapman had a minor struggle in the ninth inning to preserve a 5-3 win over the Texas […]

by · August 11, 2018 · Sports