How the New York Yankees get younger:
Brian McCann is a solid clubhouse guy, and the Yankees don’t care about overspending, but this deal is pretty bad. Maybe McCann has a decent 2014 — he certainly won’t be worse than the Yankees’ 2013 catchers — but the trend is heading toward a 75-game season by the time 2016 rolls around (when he’ll still have two years left on his deal). Good job? I’m surprised the Mets didn’t sign McCann to this contract.
"Nebraska" writer Bob Nelson went from driving a riding mower to walking the red carpet at Cannes. He’s nice.
"I sort of turned up and didn’t really know anyone properly enough to say hello. I felt a little out of place at that point. I remember walking in, and Jen being on top of Woody Harrelson with one of Woody’s dirty socks on her hands. She was shoving it down his throat. I thought, ‘OK, this is how we’re going to go. I get it.’" — Talked to Sam Claflin about “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and Jennifer Lawrence’s house parties.
It’s Oscar bait season! Mike Hogan and Chris Rosen discuss David O. Russell’s American Hustle and John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks.
More fun with Mike.
That time I ate bread pudding with June Squibb, who is the best.