Saturday, November 12, 2011
Why should the Mets sign Jose Reyes? According to an obviously reliable message-board commenter, when the New York Mets have had Jose Reyes in the lineup during the last nine years, the team's record is 538-496, good for a winning percentage of .520; without Reyes, that number dips to .430, or 182-241. Translation: as Reyes goes, so go the Mets. All the more reason that now is the time for the team to cut ties.
Monday, October 31, 2011
At the urging of my good friend Kris Lo Presto -- and for the first time since 2008 -- I decided to do a running diary of the 39th annual Village Halloween Parade on NY1. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
hilarious growing fallacy about the outstanding Moneyball: the more you know about baseball, the less you'll like it, and vice versa. Which would be true if it weren't comically false. Moneyball might not be the best baseball movie of all-time — The Natural and Major League are still pretty damn good, giving you the beats of a traditional sports movie that you not only expect, but secretly want — but it's certainly the best movie about baseball. This is a movie that includes a set-piece built around Ricardo Rincon and features an inspirational montage about batters taking pitches. Bog down in some statistical liberties if you must, but if you love baseball, this is your movie.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
As for the possibly-racist intentions of The Help, well, that has a pretty simple answer too.
Friday, September 2, 2011