Once again, I am skeptical that there is anything of importance here. It’s all based on what Stone claimed.

Sure, if you believe all the things that Stone claimed over the past years – his contacts with Trump, Assange, Guccifer – he might be the greatest traitor since Julius Rosenberg, but I’ve never seen any reason to believe a single word that guy ever uttered. He’s just a major bullshit artist who likes to make himself seem important. It is not illegal to be a total bullshitter, as evidenced by the fact that Donald Trump is in the White House rather than Leavenworth.

29 of the 30 voters chose de Grom, and I’m OK with that choice, but …

He finished the season with a 10-9 record. No starting pitcher has ever previously won a Cy Young with fewer than 13 wins.

If we could look back upon this from 20 years hence, I don’t think this would be viewed as an exception, but rather as the start of a new trend. As I’ve noted previously, the pitchers’ W statistic is becoming increasingly irrelevant as starting pitchers face ever fewer batters.

Meanwhile Blake Snell won in the American League with 180 innings pitched. No starter had ever won with fewer than 198 innings, but there’s no question Snell was the right choice. Innings or no innings, he had one of the greatest seasons in modern history.

* He was 21-5 with a mediocre team. They Rays were 68-63 in games not started by Snell.

* His ERA was 1.89. Only four American League pitchers have gone below 2.00 in the DH era. I think you have heard of the others: Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez and Ron Guidry.

* Get ready for this one, because it sounds like a misprint. Opponents batted .088 against him with runners in scoring position.

The reported details of this allegation have so far been contradictory or just plain incorrect. The original TMZ report was immediately refuted, except for the part about Avenatti being taken into custody, and the internet has been abuzz with totally unfounded partisan-based rumors on both sides.

The one thing that has been confirmed is that LAPD did take him into custody based on a Domestic Violence charge.

Zoe Kravitz is currently top-of-mind because she is featured in Crimes of Grindewald, the new J.K. Rowling movie.

This pic was originally from Flaunt Magazine’s “Elixir” issue, back around 2015.

Ms. Kravitz reminds me of a great line from Stone Cold, a black guy (the son of an old college buddy of mine) who used to write a humor column for the site some twenty years ago. He said you can always tell a white racist, because they still claim that all black men can sing – even after they’ve heard Lenny Kravitz.