The Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch: Tuesday, June 24th

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linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Rich Rys contributes a poignant column about domestic abuse in baseball. Although he forgets to include sassy senior Jorge Cantu, he remembers to name the patron saint of linkpunching, Wil Cordero. Deadspin.

  • David Laurila interviews New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostowski, who played baseball on scholarship at Memphis and was merely a walk-on to the football team. If it wasn't for his horse, he wouldn't have spent that year at college. Baseball Prospectus: Unfiltered.

  • dak recognizes the importance of the Dusty Baker/Corey Patterson relationship and is quick to point out the problems that lie within. Fire Joe Morgan.

  • Mariners fan and blogger Dave reprints some telling remarks about Seattle players made by anonymous coaches. In other news, Arthur Rhodes now legally owns Richie Sexson. U.S.S. Mariner.

  • Joe Posnanski ends up backstage at a Death Cab concert. That's all I have to say about that. JoeBlog.

  • Yes, Phillies fans are still on the nitrous. The 700 Level.

  • Straight females are not the only ones lusting after Troy Tulowitzki and naming him their 'future husband'. Jock Talk Blog.

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That JoeBlog piece was fantastic.
even if he has made unfortunate sideburn decisions at times

I'm going to start using that to describe myself.

That JoeBlog post is as good as anything I've read in quite some time. Good to see that USSMariner is firmly on the WoW radar--those guys do a fantastic job.

Fuckin Posnanski:

"*There’s an In & Out Burger in Peoria, Ariz., near the place where the Padres and Mariners train, that has the single worst parking lot ever invented. No kidding, it’s like a miniature version of the highway structure outside of the Meadowlands. Once a few years ago, we were trying to get to the Meadowlands for a Giants-Bengals game, and we somehow ended up on the other side of the highway, and we asked a police officer how we could get across the 28 acres of tangled concrete, and he said in his beautiful Jersey accent: “There? You wanna get there? You gotta be BORN there.”

Same thing with this In & Out Burger in Peoria; you can see it from all angles, but there’s no way to actually get close to it, it’s like the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. My old colleague and buddy Wright Thompson, I believe, was the first one call it the “Out Burger.” Because there is no way in."

When I lived in New Orleans I got a giant tank of Nitrous for a housewarming present. Best. Gift. Ever.

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