About the Illness

Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness is named after a Simpsons joke that seemed really, really funny when the blog was created in 2007, and progressively less so now that it’s popular enough that it actually has to be squeezed into Twitter or spoken out loud. MSTI has received millions of hits in its lifespan and was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly.

Mike Petriello has previously written online for Heater Magazine (2008-09) & Baseball Prospectus (2010-12) and currently can be found weekly at Fangraphs and regularly at ESPN. His work can also be found in print in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Graphical Player, and the 2010 Maple Street Press Dodgers Annual. He has been interviewed by the Boston Globe, KABC 790′s “Dodger Talk“, SNY in New York City, and Sirius/XM Fantasy Radio, and linked to by dozens of prominent outlets including the New York Times, MLB Trade Rumors, Deadspin, Grantland, NBC’s Hardball Talk, Rob Neyer at ESPN, Fox Sports Radio, and many more.

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