Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>
In one of the more light-hearted moments in 42, a nearly-naked Ralph Branca (played by Hamish Linklater) confronts an equally near-naked Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) on the question on why he doesn't shower with the rest of the team. After a minute or so of hemming and hawing, Branca blurts ou ... More >>
Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, th ... More >>
Is it possible that following one team up close, day by day, for an entire season, can actually give you a distorted rather than accurate perception of how good they are? Like many Yankee fans, I've been ruthlessly criticizing the team's performance, or at least its performance since the All-Star ... More >>
You'd probably think that a baseball team's losing its young, hot right-handed starting pitcher and three-quarters of what was being touted as the best bullpen in baseball would hurt any chances it has of staying in contention. But after a rare sweep of the A's in Oakland, capped by a 2-0 shutout Su ... More >>
If you're sick of Moneyball clichés, try the cure: Too Much Moneyball, a video from Jest.com that's making the rounds. Our favorite scene is when the actor playing the Brad Pitt role — or, rather, in this scenario the Brian Cashman role — is thinking of new ways to spend money: "Ove ... More >>
I could have sworn as much the second I started watching the based-on-a-true-story movie and heard Brad being referred to as Billy Beane. I knew someone by that name! (See above.) He was the hot-looking ex-major-league player who made international headlines when he came out in 1999. He's histori ... More >>
Billy BeaneIt's a Moneyball media fest out there — the articles on the book Moneyball, the movie Moneyball, the stars of Moneyball and the articles about the articles about Moneyball have created a light industry. Everything you always wanted to know about Moneyball is currently available on ... More >>
Field of statistically knowable dreams
This week in the Voice, Michaelangelo Matos writes of the Rapture's return to DFA Records with their new album, their "soul record," In the Grace of Your Love. The band will be playing Webster Hall this Friday. Steven Thrasher explores Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative, a program tha ... More >>
Oakland A's fan there, so the crowd was way better than usual. Pics by Puja.The struggle between party promoters and Manhattan clubs isn't a new one. Fact is, downtown hip just doesn't bring in the numbers (at the bar or at the door) compared to mainstream crowds and tourists--increasi ... More >>
Does it seem that every time there's a controversy over some frivolous issue in baseball that Alex Rodriguez is at the center of it? Or do some players and writers simply get mileage from following A-Rod and looking for reasons to create a controversy? By now everyone knows that in Thursday's game ... More >>
The Yankees take on the Oakland A's
But not seeing the Bombers get beat.
Weekend of July 18, 2008 I can’t believe it. The Rays are back in first place!? The Sox need to do everything they can to climb up the 1.5 games they're behind, and everyone needs to start pitching in. And as I tuned in to the Sox-Angels game Saturday afternoon on the radio, somewhere in the s ... More >>
While the Daily News reminds us that our country is mired in a bloody conflict, the Post reminds us that another much more fun (although as passionate and heated) battle begins this week: baseball season. This season is going to be heavy on the history here in New York, as both of our major league ... More >>
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