Marc Malusis

Sports Columnist

As '94 Rangers honored, MSG remains in drought: Malusis

New York is going through a championship drought.   The last New York team to win a championship was the Giants in 2011 after their Super Bowl victory over the Patriots in Indianapolis. As our friends to the north celebrate yet another title with the Patriots and our friends to the south in...

Monday, February 11, 2019, 10:57 AM

Mariano Rivera should not be first for perfect Hall of Fame election

It was bound to happen and last week, it finally did as former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous choice for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He received backing from each of the 425 voters, but he should not have been the first to get 100-percent of the vote. For the life...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:36 AM

Jets hiring of Adam Gase is too risky: Malusis

So, the Jets have made their choice and after eight interviews with potential candidates, they settled on former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase to be their leading man. He will be introduced on Monday, though the outrage immediately began when the announcement was made.   The Jets seem to...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 12:34 PM

MLB Winter Meetings are a bust: Malusis

As Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings came and went last week in Las Vegas, I can’t tell you how disappointed I was as not only a fan of the sport but one that has made sports my career.   It was a disaster of epic proportions. Not because of something that happened, because...

Monday, December 17, 2018, 11:38 AM

Mets fans have to like the Robinson Cano deal: Malusis

So, I guess the Mets are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.  I will give new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen credit: He is certainly looking to make a splash and define his era and tenure in the Mets front office early. As Van Wagenen completed his first blockbuster trade...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 2:43 PM

The ripping of Giants Eli Manning is unjust: Malusis

As my mom used to tell me when I was growing up, “if you live long enough, you will see everything." She was right because as the Giants season has progressed, the calls for quarterback Eli Manning to be replaced at quarterback has been overwhelming. I guess the Giants, at the time...

Monday, November 19, 2018, 10:54 AM

Mets gambling on Brodie Van Wagenen: Malusis

“I recognize that I am not that path of least resistance.”   Those were the words of the new leader of the New York Mets front office, Brodie Van Wagenen. As he was introduced as the 13th general manager in the history of the franchise, the hiring certainly raised eyebrows and...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:38 AM

Odell Beckham Jr. must do right by Giants: Malusis

There comes a point in time where enough is enough. Let’s stop the nonsense and I think most people have reached that point when it comes to Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. That is why Giants co-owner John Mara had every right to criticize his star wide receiver. There is no...

Monday, October 22, 2018, 11:06 AM

Don't slam Yankees Giancarlo Stanton 'clutch' gene just yet: Malusis

I get that you define yourself as a player in this marketplace not by what you do in the regular season, but by what you do in the post-season. That rings true in every major sport and for that matter all sports. You never want to be defined as a great ‘regular’ season player. It is a...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:16 AM

Knicks should not trade for Jimmy Butler: Marc Malusis

So as drama reigns supreme in Minneapolis and the news came down that Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota after one season, Knicks fans spirits perked up for the first time in a long time.   Why? Well, as soon as Butler told Wolves head coach and...

Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:51 AM

Malusis: It's time for Mets to play David Wright

It is time to just let him play. I know he hit .171 during his 12-game rehab assignment. As he played in a simulated game on Saturday at Citi Field, you started to wonder if this dog and pony show would ever result in David Wright playing in a major league game. Wright has made it clear that he...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:51 PM

Malusis: Mets Zack Wheeler has found himself at the right time

In what has turned into a lost season for the Mets, along with the brilliance of Jacob deGrom, one of the few brights spots is right-handed starter Zack Wheeler. In a 3-0 victory over the Nationals on Saturday, Wheeler was dominant once again as he threw seven shutout innings, allowing six hits,...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:31 AM

Malusis: Expect the best Hambletonian in years

It might be the most wide-open Hambletonian in years, the most storied harness race in the sport getting set for what might well be its most intriguing edition in a decade.   The Hambletonian is the most prestigious harness race in the world, the annual event held on the first Saturday of...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 11:04 AM

Knicks patience will test fans wills: Malusis

AS NBA free agency got underway on Sunday we come to find news out that Paul George was re-signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder for 4 years and $137 million dollars and LeBron James is joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal.  Wow, what a start.   ...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 11:00 AM

The Mets turnaround relies on Sandy Alderson: Malusis

As the Mets season has hit what seems to be an uncontrollable spiral downward in recent weeks, there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. At times, it almost feels like the Mets are mired in perpetual darkness at this point in the season. If this season continues along this path, the...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 9:42 AM

Malusis: Pump the brakes on Gleyber Torres, Derek Jeter comparisons

The Yankees can rest easy because their young star second baseman Gleyber Torres is fine after getting drilled in the wrist by a 90-plus mph fastball over the weekend. He stayed in the game and the Yankees are certainly elated that he checked out fine. After being rightfully named AL Rookie of...

Monday, June 4, 2018, 11:06 AM

Malusis: Jets should play the long game with Sam Darnold

In today’s day and age, everyone seems to want everything now. Sometimes that happens, but often times it does not. Patience is a virtue after all. That is why it should come as no surprise that many people are calling for Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold to start sooner rather than later...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:23 AM

Malusis: Fizdale hire for nothing if Knicks can't get talent

So the Knicks made it official last week as they have now ushered in the David Fizdale era. But does it really matter? This is not a knock on Fizdale as a head coach and what he can potentially provide the Knicks at the position. He had success as an assistant and also had success in Memphis as the...

Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:03 AM

Malusis: Matt Harvey needs to take his medicine

As Kurt Suzuki rounded the bases on Thursday night for the Atlanta Braves after hitting a two-run homer off of Mats starter Matt Harvey, you started to have a clearer picture that this is what Harvey is at this stage of his career.    He has all the earmarks of an average to below...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5:33 PM

Marc Malusis: It was time for Alain Vigneault to go

That thud you heard late Saturday night was the era of Alain Vigneault as Rangers head coach coming to an end. Vigneault went 226-147-37 during the regular season with a 31-30 playoff record. He took the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013-14, a close series loss to the Los Angeles Kings....

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:51 PM