The Mets beat the Braves and the Yankees lost to the Red Sox in their respective spring training opening games. Pete Alonso homered on the first pitch he saw for the Mets and Gleyber Torres homered in his first at bat for the Yankees. I gave some early reactions for both teams.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway addressed the media on Feb. 13 at his 2019 spring training opening press conference. I wrote a story for WFAN.com on exactly what he said and what we should take away from it.
We came to the decision to get rid of the name “Bawls Deep” and go with a simple “Brown & Maroulis” for the new name of the podcast. On the debut of Brown & Maroulis, we break down everything from the Grammys, who should have won, OKURR, Cardi B, Constantine texting Miley Cyrus’ mom, not winning a Tony Award, and much more. We give out our “Random Thoughts” in a new segment. We wrapped the show discussing whether we will watch the AAF, baseball season about to begin, and more.
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The Knicks shocked a lot of people when they abruptly traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks along with Courtney Lee, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. In return, they got Dennis Smith Jr., the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, along with two future first-round draft picks. At first, Knicks fans were furious.
As more info came out that Porzingis didn’t wanna be with the Knicks in the future…mixed in with a senseless tweet of a GIF dapping up Luka Doncic, the fan base took a turn on the deal. They also realized that it gives them the opportunity now to sign two max free agents this summer. I explained in my column why the trade actually sets the Knicks up for a hopeful future…if they can make a few splashes in the summer.
The Hofstra Pride men’s basketball team is quietly rolling as the hottest team in the nation. They are winners of 16 straight to improve to 19-3 on the season and are undefeated in the CAA. Check out my latest column for WFAN showing love to my school in what has been a tremendous season led by Coach Mihalich and senior guard Justin Wright-Foreman.
The Brooklyn Nets are the hottest team in the NBA since early December…and not enough people are showing them love. Kenny Atkinson has made a team that won 28 games all of last season reach that total before February as they are the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference right now. I wrote a column for WFAN breaking down how impressive the Nets have been, especially with all the injuries they have fought through.
Mariano Rivera became the first player in baseball history to get unanimously elected into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2019. I look back at the Yankees closer’s legendary career and his five greatest moments for WFAN.