“The Ball is a celebration of 750 years of excellence and it is only fitting that we should have someone as outstanding as Mark perform on the night.”She also said, “We were delighted that Mark posted the details on his website and it was only inevitable that word would get round about such an exciting headline act.” The Balliol Ball Committee had intended to keep the headline act a secret, posting on Facebook on 22nd April, “THE HEADLINE ACT [will be revealed] ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE BIG NIGHT!” Others were distressed that their personal favourite had not been chosen. Marcus Watson, a second Year historian and Balliol JCR Entz Officer told Cherwell that he “had everything crossed for Frank Ocean. He moves me in ways I’ve never been moved before: frankbynamefrankbynature.” Mark Ronson will be headlining the Balliol College 750th Anniversary Commemoration Ball, he announced on his website earlier this week, prompting the ball committee to make the same announcement on their Facebook page. Mark Ronson is a DJ and producer, who has worked with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Jay-Z, Adele, Bruno Mars and Estelle, and has had 5 top ten singles, 2 top five albums and been awarded GQ’s most stylish man.Ball President Tessa McGuire told Cherwell that the committee “are absolutely thrilled that Mark Ronson will be performing at The Commemoration Ball. One Balliol student told Cherwell that they were “caught off-guard by the committee’s choice. It’s been years since Mark Ronson did anything famous, and that was just a cover of a song by the Zutons. “That said, I’m just glad that they didn’t choose Macklemore or something – that would have ruined the night!”
One-third of the way through exhibition play, there are as many questions as answers about the rotation. Currently, only Duke and Snell look to be locked in, though it would be a surprise if Gorzelanny and Maholm aren’t in the rotation when the season starts April 2. Gorzelanny, out for a month late last season because of a sore elbow, has been ineffective so far with a 14.21 ERA in three appearances. He made his first start of the spring Sunday, allowing four runs in the first inning of a 9-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds before settling down to pitch two scoreless innings. “As we go along here, it’s something we’ve got to be mindful of – you don’t want to dig that type of hole for yourself,” Tracy said. The wild card in the competition is McLeary, who was 2-0 in five games late last season. He has a 3.86 ERA in seven innings this spring and has impressed Tracy with his determination to win a job. “It’s why we stay here until the end of March,” he said. When camp opened, the top four starters appeared set with right-hander Ian Snell and left-handers Zach Duke, Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzelanny. Right-handers Tony Armas, who signed a $3.5 million contract for this season, and Shawn Chacon were expected to compete for the other job. SARASOTA, Fla. – Maybe that Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation isn’t nearly as settled as it appeared to be when spring training opened last month. Manager Jim Tracy’s explanation for unforeseen developments, which include Marty McLeary greatly improving his chances for a spot in the starting rotation, is simple. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!