August 2011

Let’s get this out of the way up front, shall we? Jim Thome is the single nicest guy to ever don a Major League Baseball uniform.  End of story.  No one I’ve ever heard speak of the man has ever said anything less.  He’s a great teammate, a wonderful role model, and an amazing ambassador […]

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On TNT, Drama and Viewers of a Certain Age

by M.C. Antil on August 16, 2011

They say nothing brings about the demise of a bad product faster than good marketing.  I offer that little pearl of wisdom as a preface to the following.  I just heard this week that TNT is not renewing one of the smartest, most well-written, well-acted and genuinely human shows on all of television.  Apparently, Mike […]

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Yesterday, I posted that Carlos Zambrano’s threat to retire Friday night reminded me of an old George Carlin routine about an out-of-the-blue phone call from a now-pregnant one night stand. Today, I like to follow up with two questions.  First, given Zambrano’s pattern of always trying to explain away his downright embarassing outburst of child-like […]

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Has Zambrano Finally Burned His Last Bridge?

by M.C. Antil on August 14, 2011

So let me get this straight:  Carlos Zambrano, a constantly under-performing clubhouse canker sore who the Cubs are on the hook to pay $18 million in 2012, and possibly another $19.25 million in 2013, declared Friday on the heels of yet another loss and yet another jaw-dropping emotional meltdown, that he was retiring?  Retiring, as […]

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