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Pigskin Predictions

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I opened the season at 11-4. Was the Patriots loss shocking? I was shocked, but now at least no one can wonder if they will have a perfect season. They certainly did not look Super Bowl bound. In fact, they fall from Number One in my power rankings to Number Five. Cincinnati 30, Houston 20 – Bengals play better this week Arizona 23, Indianapolis 10 – Colts more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at September 7, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

It’s time to pick football teams. Last year I finished the season 173-81. This year I hope to do even better. New England 35, Kansas City 21 – The Patriots will score plenty of points. Can the Chiefs keep up. I doubt it. Buffalo 28, NY Jets 16 – It is going to be a tough year for the Jets. Atlanta Falcons 33, Chicago 9 – We shall see if Atlanta is more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at August 31, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Pinstripe Press

I have dreaded writing this because I realize every time I write a pinstripe press I sound very negative. I think it is because I expect more from this team. The first part of the season was so outstanding. There really are a lot of positives happening if you look closely. The starting pitching has been excellent. From CC Sabathia to Masahiro Tanaka to Luis more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at August 24, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pinstripe Press

I was very happy to see Aaron Judge moved down the lineup on Tuesday night. I would have benched him at least a day and then made the move. I also would have moved him to at least fifth. Manager Joe Girardi is making too many excuses for him as well as Aroldis Chapman. More on that later. Judge has played in nearly every game this year. He could be tired. He now more...

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Children’s Charities Tennis Classic

By at August 17, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Children’s Charities Tennis Classic

The 39th annual Children’s Charities Tennis Classic began play last Friday at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain that saw play in the Boys 14’s singles, Boys 16’s singles, Girls Open, and boys 18’s. In Boys 14’s singles, the championship match saw Donovan Rodriguez of Ellington defeating Kyle Vu of Berlin in an exciting match, 6-1, 4-6, 11-9 in a more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at August 17, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Pinstripe Press

The Yankees so far this season have been on a roller coaster ride. It started so high and then went really low. It started to go back up, but quickly came down. At this point the team is hard to figure out. It appears the team is very average. I am not confident they will make the playoffs. Relief pitching is still a sore point. I don’t trust any of them. The more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at August 3, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Things are definitely changing in New York. This past week the Yankees played better than they have since May. They look rejuvenated and best of all the bullpen looks sharp again. Aroldis Chapman has regained his old form and been the closer he was meant to be. I’m not as sure about Dellin Betances or David Robertson, but I’m willing to give them a more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at July 27, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

It was a big relief to see the Yankees finally win a series over Seattle. We took it 3-1. The last time the Yanks won a series was in early June. So far I have not been impressed with new acquisition Todd Frazier. I will definitely give him more time. I just hope he is not another old player in his twilight years. I definitely would stick to the rookies. A .203 more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at July 20, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Nothing could make me happier than waking up Wednesday morning to find the Yankees traded Tyler Cliippard. The Yankees acquired infielder Todd Frazier and right-handed pitchers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard, left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin and outfielders Blake Rutherford and Tito more...

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Preece Finishes Second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

By at July 20, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Preece Finishes Second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Ryan Preece, of Berlin, has been racing his whole life. Preece is a Whelan Modified Series Champion with an extensive career in that series and last year had the opportunity to run full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JD Motorsports. Since his stint at JD Motorsports Ryan put all of his focus an attention back into his Modified series car but wasn’t sure if, or more...

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