The Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch: Tuesday, September 23rd

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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.

  • The Oakland Athletics are seeking a new mascot for the 2009 season. What is it exactly that Stomper the Elephant does at A's games that would require applicants to submit a cover letter for this position? Deadspin.

  • Tom Tango gets down to the nitty-gritty and figgers out that Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections did better at predicting MLB teams' records than any other source. A generic 81-81 prediction outscored every single major media member. Inside the Book.

  • Joe Posnanski compares Sarah Palin to Dustin Pedroia. Not because they're both scrappy underdogs that appeal to the Average Joe, but because they both manage to irritate the crap outta me. JoeBlog.

  • Roger Ebert enters Carl Everett territory and denounces actual science in favor of ridiculous Biblical nonsense. A lifetime's worth of idolizing Mr. Ebert just went into the shitter. (EDIT: He zinged us good.)

  • Jay Jaffe pens the damning-est criticism of the Yankees relocation across the street. If you are not a subscriber to Baseball Prospectus, now is the time to sign up. Baseball Prospectus.

  • Nick Friedell tracks down Rays super-fan Dick Vitale and snags an interview. Dick estimates he's spent $250,000 on Rays tickets in ten years, or about the equivalent of what the Rays are losing every game by their miserable fanbase. Big League Stew.

  • Another reason girls are dumb. Cake Wrecks.

  • Rinku and Dinesh ate a huge salmon and almost lost $57. The Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • WHO'S CLOONEY? Walkoff Walk.

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We went to buy some almonds and cashews, which cost us $43.

That's fucking nuts.


In other fantastic news, the Tampa Bay chapter of the BBWAA voted Jason Fucking Bartlett as the team's MVP, to much rejoicing of Small Gritty White Guys Who Aren't So Good At Baseball in the entire world.

This is to prepare you for when they'll vote Pedroia as the AL MVP.

(Linkies through FJM).

But seriously, the salmon we cooked was like humongous

Oh my god, Rinku and Dinesh are speaking Valley Girl.

I think Ebert's line about the moose is intended to show it's supposed to be funny.

If you want to really see a cake wrecked, google cake fart. And don't do it at work.

If Ebert's intent was satire, then I still hate him for not giving a big enough wink to his readers.

The only stomper I support is the Baltimore Foot Stomper.

I just meet the height requirement(6'2"), but go over the weight requirement ever so slightly (230)

I also enjoy leasurely strolls through the park and fine french cuisine.

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