• Film

    September 19, 2012

    Trouble With the Curve: Still Too Old After All These Years

    Eastwood’s return is a decidedly slow-pitch affair

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Baseball Predictions Are Much Better In Hindsight

    ​Suppose you brought all the smartest baseball kids on the block together, locked them in a house for two weeks with an unlimited supply of Twinkies and beer, and asked them to pool all their statistical tools to predict the upcoming baseball season? What might the result look like? SBNation's J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    My Final Oscar Nomination Predictions!

    ​The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Brad Pitt Remembers Walking Down Christopher Street

    ​And feeling the love. While accepting an award for Moneyball, Brad recalled his first trip to NYC, which involved staying with a friend in the West Village so he could audition for a daytime soap opera.

  • Film

    December 21, 2011

    The Year in Film: Team Margaret

    The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Harvey Weinstein is Back -- NY Film Critics

    The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein. Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem, Part 2: Too-Much-Moneyball and the Crapshoot Factor

    If you're sick of Moneyball clichés, try the cure: Too Much Moneyball, a video from 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Brad Pitt Aside, Here's a Baseball Quiz: Why Does Moneyball Leave Out Steroid Ball?

    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 >>

  • Film

    September 21, 2011

    The Formulas Work in Moneyball

    Field of statistically knowable dreams

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Carlos Beltran: Remembering a Great Career

    Carlos Beltran​It's a shame that Carlos Beltran couldn't have delivered something more fitting than a soft fly ball to left in his final at-bat as a Met. But the fans at Citi Field yesterday didn't seem to care. In fact, the twin chants of "Car-los Bel-tran" and "Fare-well, Carlos" wafted through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Willie Mays Turns 80, and He's STILL Not the Greatest Player Ever

    ​Willie Mays turned 80 on Friday, and, as happens every few years, there was another shower of praise for Willie and testimonials to his having been the greatest player in baseball history. With every year Willie's stature grows, partly because he was fabulous and very well could have been th ... More >>