Tag Archives: Ryan Howard

The Giants’ Jersey roots

Something occurred to me on Monday night as I watched the Giants celebrate their first World Series championship since moving to San Francisco. I looked over at my blue Jersey City Giants cap, the white “JC” outlined in red, and thought about the two minor league affiliates that used to play in Trenton and Jersey

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Ryan Howard looks back

Looking back on his time in Lakewood As a Mets fan, it’s tough to see Ryan Howard do well. As a baseball fan, it’s a treat. The big man (who, to this point, has managed to avoid a nickname that’s stuck, as far as I know) is a bonafide superstar and a personable fellow who

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And we’re back

After a thoroughly enjoyable, active and at the same time relaxing vacation, I’m back at it. It will take me a bit to catch up on some of the stuff I missed, but I did ignore several developments, too. There’s no point in rehashing what’s a week or several days old. But let’s start off

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Better late than never for another Mets opener

Ryan Howard’s three-run home run in the sixth inning silenced Shea Stadium. The Mets had just taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth despite John Maine’s struggles. Willie Randolph turned over the game to the bullpen, starting with Ambiorix Burgos, who got ahead of Howard, 1-2. All he needed to do was

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Tying them up in Philly

First Chase Utley and now Brett Myers. The Phillies are tying up their young stars with multi-year contracts and buying them out of their arbitration years. It’s definitely a good move (when not applied to Pat Burrell, at least not with a no-trade clause), but it only makes you wonder … If Utley can get

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