The Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch, Thursday, October 1st

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

  • Dejan Kovacevic put on his Sherlock Holmes hat and monocle to hunt down the single fan who clapped for the MLB debut at-bat of Pirates player Eric Hacker. Yes, the crowd in PNC Park is so sparse and quite that a single fan clapping resounds all the way up in the press box. PBC Blog.

  • Earlier, Dejan broke down the entire Miguel Angel Sano affair in which the Pirates failed to sign the stud 16-year-old prospect from the Dominican Republic and possibly ruined any future chance to sign any youngsters from the country. PBC Blog.

  • Rob Neyer (who really loves movies) can't stand up for falling down as a Royals fan. He broke down a great play by Jerry Hairston that led to the Royals' demise on Tuesday night and dug Josh Anderson an early grave. Rob Neyer's Sweet Spot.

  • Steve Lombardi interviewed The Chicken, The San Diego Chicken, Ted Giannoulas. Actually, like children, the Chicken is better when seen and not heard, so don't read this interview if you don't want to spoil the magic. Was Watching.

  • Steven Goldman visited the Yankees Legends Seats so we don't have to. Seriously, who would ever want to sit in wonderfully comfortable seats directly behind the dugout and eat tons of waiter-served food for free? What a pain. Pinstriped Bible.

  • Your handy (but not dandy) guide to Oktoberfest beers. Hurry up, Oktoberfest ends as soon as Catshirt posts the Red Sox playoff preview! Serious Eats.



My cousin has thrice sat in the Legends Box seats, and it's as preposterously decadent as you think it is.

Also, I have been on a Pumpkin Beer bender as of late. I'm not at all a beer snob (see: my propensity towards Budweiser), but in the last week I've polished off:
Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale: a taste that is more spicy than pumpkin-y, 8.0% ABV really comes through, not as bitter as I thought it might be.
Michelob's Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale: the lightest and most crisp of the three, and wonderfully flavorful. It's easily the best A-B product I've had in a long time.
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale: It's made with pumpkin puree as opposed to pumpkin meat, which gives it a much more pronounced pumpkin taste. It's simply phenomenal, with a really clean finish and hardly a drop of bitterness. The best of the three.


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