Here is a NY Post article by Kevin Kernan about MLB's resident astrolger and friend of the 7 Train Andrea Mallis- It's lots of fun-enjoy!
November 26, 2006 -- BASEBALL is entering the Age of Aquarius. Meet Andrea Mallis, sports astrologer. Like GMs, agents and assorted marketers, Mallis will be attending the winter meetings in Orlando the first week of December.
She writes a column for MLB.com, appears on the A's radio network, yes, it figures she lives in Berkeley, but Mallis grew up in Queens as a Mets fan. She has combined her love of baseball and astrology and says she counsels 12 professional players - to guard their privacy she will not reveal their names - and is looking to expand her business to a team not afraid of adding another learning tool.
"It's practical," explains Mallis, who is in her mid-40s. "People have a lot of misinformation about astrology. They think it's like Miss Cleo or psychic stuff, you can channel it. It's really a lot more complex than people give it credit for, it's a metaphysical science, and it's crunching numbers, dates and times.
"It's like having a map. You can certainly go through life without a map, but it's about optimum timing - when to open a business, when to get married, when to change jobs, relationship compatibility. You name it, it's really an important tool. You want to make sure you get a player at the peak of his cycle."
Think of her as the ultimate advance scout. If stat-nerd Bill James can become a baseball executive, why not Andrea Mallis?
"I can literally save a team millions of dollars," she says of future performance indicators. Don't call Mallis a psychic. "Sports astrology," she contends, "is a sensible, discrete profession - hardly resembling generalized horoscope fare."
She has correctly predicted injury woes for Mets ace Pedro Martinez and A's shortstop Bobby Crosby. She said Russ Ortiz would struggle in 2005, Randy Johnson would have troubles in New York and also correctly forecast that Barry Bonds would suffer knee problems and return late in the 2005 season and that Barry Zito would win the 2002 Cy Young. In 2005 she said letting Mike Piazza walk away from the Mets would be the right thing for both parties.
In her column for MLB.com that appeared Sept. 29, and is posted on her Web site www.virgoinservice.com, only one Yankee pitcher is mentioned, Aries Chien-Ming Wang. Wang was the only Yankee to win a game in the postseason.
After some intense studying of the charts, here is what Mallis had to say about key players in 2007.