Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch: July 2008 Archives

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

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

  • Rich Lederer wants us to get excited about Rockies hurler Ubaldo Jimenez. I'm trying, Rich, but I think I used up all my excitement on Bert Blyleven. Baseball Analysts.

  • Buzz Bissinger struggles with the concept of economics and would love to see the USA fall into a major depression, just so those fat cats get what's comin' to 'em. Squawking Baseball.

  • Rinku and Dinesh have had some great celebrity run-ins while training in the USA, including having met 'the best pitcher in Major League'. No, not Charlie Sheen. They met Rendy (sic) Johnson! Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • Buck O'Neal? The copy editors in Kansas City must be on strike. Big League Stew.

  • Goose Gossage hates hippies, hugging, holistic healing, and George Brett. Well, the last one's eminently hateable, so good for him. Machochip.

  • Why pound cake is called pound cake. Cookthink.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Arizona fans need something fun and cheery to lift their spirits ever since their midseason plummet started well before midseason. Hence, Top Ten Moments in Diamondbacks History. AZ Snakepit.

  • Answer Man David Brown interviews Texas Rangers star Milton Bradley. Hey, it turns out he's never read The Fountainhead! I can go back to being a Milton Bradley fan! Big League Stew.

  • Politicobaseballblogger Nate Silver analyzes the trend towards smaller ballparks and the subsequent decrease in seating capacity. Remember when Municipal Stadium sat 74,000 fans? No? Why? Because they never sold more than 5000 tickets? Baseball Prospectus.

  • The Yankees are having a record number of new alumni attend Old Timers Day this year. Holy shit, Wayne Tolleson is still alive? MLB.com.

  • Jonah Keri loves Mondays, disagrees with Bob Geldof. JonahKeri.com.

  • Roger Ebert reflects on his departure from "At the Movies". RogerEbert.com.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • 'Duk tells us all about A-Rod's new deal with William Morris Agency and then questions why all baseball players receive such meager endorsement deals. Except Derek Jeter, that dude makes mad cash selling Fords.

  • It's free preview week at Baseball Prospectus. Since I steal so much of my material and ideas from them, the least I can do is send you there to poke around. Baseball Prospectus.

  • Rinku and Dinesh met a Korean dude named Joey, played some catch, and ate a delicious Italian meal prepared by JB sir. Rinku used a plastic knife so he wouldn't cut his fucking finger again. Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • Good news for Salomon Torres' sausage-loving daughters: the Brewers games can now be heard in Spanish on ESPN Deportes Radio. Brewers Blog.

  • Don't show this handy-dandy diagram to Prince Fielder. Serious Eats.

  • The San Diego Chicken's greatest bits. Gaslamp Ball.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • With the Padres' season effectively over, the folks at Gaslamp Ball are undertaking the time-tested tradition of assembling a fictional All Star team using characters from baseball movies. Go vote for the chimp. Gaslamp Ball.

  • Ken Mandel gets down to the nitty gritty reporting and finds out which Phillies pitchers are dropping the punctuation from their names. Hint: none. MLB.com.

  • Wille the Groundskeeper is ticked off that his unobstructed view of the Capitol dome has been rendered partially-obstructed by a big red tent. I guess Nationals fans are finding new ways to not look at the Nationals lose ballgames. Half Street Blues.

  • The folks at Cardinals Diaspora are grieving the possible end of Mark Mulder's career while reacting critically to the terrible two year option that St. Louis picked up on the guy. In the accompanying picture, it looks like he is turning into the Michelin Man. Cardinals Diaspora.

  • Kurt puts his nose to the ol' grindstone and compares the pitching rotations of the National League contenders. What, no love for the Mets? GoatRiders of the Apocalypse.

  • Julia Nunes covered R.E.M. with some funny-looking chick. YouTube.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Adrian Gonzalez has way too much aw-shucks humility to compete in the Home Run Derby. Even worse, his kid brother and teammate Edgar won't be at Yankee Stadium to cheer on his big bro because he has to spend time with his wife. Gaslamp Ball.

  • The gang at U.S.S. Mariner are kinda bored with the Mariners season so they decided to post odds for the Seattle GM search. What, no odds for Steve Phillips? U.S.S. Mariner.

  • Fifth Outfielder gets their hands on a Ned Colletti interview and dissects it. Actually, 'tears Colletti a new asshole' would be a more apt metaphor. Fifth Outfielder.

  • Nobody had as big a laugh about the Mariners using a backup catcher to pitch the 15th inning than this guy. I mean, NOBODY. Futon Report.

  • Joe Sheehan analyzes the CC Sabathia trade and deems that it was a worthy one, even if the Brewers only improve by two or three wins. I agree, if only because Miller Park will see a 10% increase in attendance and a 85% increase in cheese fries consumption. Baseball Prospectus.

  • Fun stuff to put in your garden: the undead. Boing Boing Gadgets.

The Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch, Tuesday, July 1

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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.

    For all of you into kids, it's Eric Angevine's latest Z-Meter update. Bus Leagues Baseball
  • Me: The Braves record in one run games is bad. Audience: HOW BAD IS IT? Me: The worst ever. AJC

  • Tom Waits is touring and all I got were these newspaper reviews. Columbs Dispatch Phoenix New Times

  • The Rays have a Superfan. That's pretty awesome for a city that's only had a baseball team for one year. Big League Stew

  • Is someone leaking all this Manny stuff to set him up? An interesting question but not as interesting as the theory I'm going to expound on tomorrow. Surviving Grady