Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch: June 2008 Archives

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

  • The good folks at Hugging Harold Reynolds asked me to participate in their Iron Ref competition. So I did. Go vote for me. Hugging Harold Reynolds.

  • Phony Gwynn is none-too-happy with his San Diego Padres' offense, so he creates a list of suggestions how Bud Black can improve it. He forgot: "Use more steroids." And Here Come the Pretzels.

  • Rob suggests that the Cubs abandon their new 'tradition' of having hack celebrities sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and instead have Cub great Ron Santo do it every game. Rob is both smart and has a great name. Goat Riders of the Apocalypse.

  • The Brewers are thinking about changing up their approach to grooming starters on their single A team, having relievers start the game and the starters come in for the fourth. Up is down and black is white, but can you imagine a game started by Eric Gagne? Do not want. MLB.com.

  • Hanley Ramirez is a man of many hats. His latest job has him watering the infield at Dolphins Stadium. I wonder if the groundskeepers do the YMCA there. Sun-Sentinel Blogs.

  • Turn your browser into a bizarro-world TV set. Boing Boing.
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.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Newsday blogger Bob Glauber once saw Don Zimmer naked. That's nothing, I once saw Yogi Berra taking a schvitz. Bob Blog.

  • Tom Haudricourt breaks the sad news that Julian Tavarez has been DFA'd by Milwaukee after going 0-1 with a 8.59 ERA in 7 1/3 innings. Guess he just missed his buddy Manny Ramirez. Brewers Blog.

  • Tony Jackson relates some tale about someone from West Virginia getting kicked out of Great American Ballpark. I don't get it. Inside the Dodgers.

  • Sometimes, when words fail you, it's best to relate a narrative using pictures or pictograms. DMZ does it well to describe the Mariners awfulness. U.S.S. Mariner.

  • Marc Hulet rewards our patience and looks at the rookie hitters. Baseball Analysts.

  • Some people hate grammatical and spelling mistakes. Some people like to eat at nice restaurants. Some people fit both categories. Washington Post.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Joe Posnanski explodes the mythos behind the 1919 Chicago Black Sox incident and points to a Philadelphia newspaper in 1920 as the reason the scandal hit the big time. Read all the way through to see Joe's opinion on Shoeless Joe's hall-of-fame credentials. JoeBlog.

  • Marc Hulet checks in on the rookie pitchers in both leagues. What, no love for Joba? Baseball Analysts.

  • Ricky Nolasco is getting overworked. Good thing he's never been on the DL with a dead arm or anything. Oh.... FishStripes.

  • Robinson Cano is made of magic. Vegas Watch.

  • Padres pitcher Chris Young is still recovering from that baseball-to-face injury. Kid can't smell or taste the delicious fish tacos at Petco. Gaslamp Ball.

  • Maury Brown assembles a veritable murderer's row of bloggers to report on the state of the game. Hey look! Friends of WoW Kevin Kaduk and Jonah Keri! Biz of Baseball.

  • Video evidence of the torrential downpours at that R.E.M. concert I skipped. Idolator.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Jonah Keri is a crazed sportswriter who somehow thinks he can attack Derek Jeter and somehow escape my roving, blog-reading eye. Sure, he makes a solid hypothesis and backs it up with factual evidence such as isolated power and points out age-based regression, but...wait, what was my point? NY Sun.

  • David Cameron of the U.S.S. Mariner blog pens a fantastic critique of the Seattle organization, seeking to find out 'where it all went wrong'. Richie Sexson figures to be a main topic in this column. Baseball Analysts.

  • The Gaslamp Ball folks dig up some not-so-nice things about the Brothers Giles. I'm not really sure if any of this is true, but considering Marcus' reputation, I wouldn't doubt any of it. Gaslamp Ball.

  • Meech finally discovers the lowest point in Phillies history, in video form. You know, they imploded Veterans Stadium simply because this video was filmed there. The Fightins'.

  • What in God's name will happen to The Big Tilde dot com if the Tigers trade The Big Tilde? No matter, they just swept the White Sox. Detroit revolution! The Big Tilde.

  • Our own Camp Tiger Claw went on a date with Jonah Keri and Doug Flutie's brother last night and got into a shouting match with Ramon Hernandez. All in a day's work! Jonah Keri.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Adam Rubin gets to the heart of the matter with the Mets organization and lays the blame directly on Omar Minaya. I agree; Willie Randolph has been handed a team with a farm system in shambles. NY Daily News.

  • The Brewers are going to be ponying up almost $100 in free giveaways per game to fans! All they want in return is a 30,000 person focus group on how to make the bullpen not suck so much. Here's a hint: have Gagne murdered. Brewers Blog.

  • Joe Posnanski pens the best and most succinctly amazing piece about Junior Griffey. JoeBlog.

  • Meech thinks that Adam Eaton cannot dress himself properly. I disagree. He dresses fine for someone with an IQ of 40. The Fightins'.

  • Enrico wants a Schmitter. Bad. The 700 Level.

  • Derek Jacques questions the sanity of the headline writers at MLB.com. If that iPhone thing works out, I will never question anything MLB.com does. The Weblog that Derek Built.

  • Ronny Paulino is persona non gratis among the Pirates pitching staff. Also persona non gratis among the Pirates pitching staff is anyone with pitching talent. Bucs Dugout.

  • Go listen to the new Hold Steady album. Commenter Taco Time for Mom & Dad implores you. Brooklyn Vegan.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Duk questions the record for home runs in a single season by a second baseman. Is it 42? Is it 43? Will Chase Utley break it anyway? Big League Stew.

  • Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is something something Toronto something King of the Hill something something. Food Court Lunch.

  • Byron speaks on behalf of Cubs fans everywhere and uses a clever literary device to express his displeasure with such a late and close game. Glad to see Cubs fans focusing on something besides their inevitable disappointment. GoatRiders of the Apocalypse.

  • Someone named Tom threw out the first pitch at Petco Park with his feet. Because he has no arms. Quick, somebody alert Dean Kamen. Gaslamp Ball.

  • POSTGAME AUDIO FROM SALOMON TORRES! Brewers Blog.

  • Rudy Seanez will beat your ass with his martial arts and/or changeup. The 700 Level.

  • An interactive database of the top 20 music videos from every week between 1980 and 1998. God, I miss 1991. Grabb.it TV.