February 2011

Fun Facts — Bartlett vs. Gallardo

by M.C. Antil on February 21, 2011

From Bill Chuck, editor and self-proclaimed baseball newstalgist of Billy-Ball.com: For the Rays last season, Jason Bartlett hit .254 with four homers. For the Brewers last season, Yovani Gallardo hit .254 with four homers and went 14-7 with a 3.84 ERA.


The fourth in a series of five lists counting down the 50 greatest movies set in the City of the Angels. 20.  American History X (1998) To appreciate the brilliance of Edward Norton should require no more three films: Primal Fear (his screen debut), 25th Hour, and American History X.  In the last, Norton is […]


Alderson a Mole in Mets’ Camp?

by M.C. Antil on February 14, 2011

Here’s a juicy rumor that, even if it’s not true, has so much inherent logic you’d have to at least consider its validity: given the financial mess that the New York Mets are in, and the apparent house of cards the entire organization has become in light of the Wilpon family’s staggering losses in the […]


Pirates’ Unique Window of Opportunity

by M.C. Antil on February 12, 2011

Could things be finally looking up in Pittsburgh?  And could at long last the light at the end of the Pirates’ deep, dark tunnel be something other than an oncoming train? Consider: In acquiring Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke for a gaggle of talented young players, the Milwaukee Brewers have basically pushed their future toward the center of […]


Those of you who, like myself, sit in wide-eyed, slack-jawed wonder every year around this time as the arbitration calendar plays itself out, take heart; all’s right again in our bizarre little corner of the universe.   Just when we thought we’d truly seen it all and had become immune to the absurdity of so many rulings, year after […]