Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch: October 2008 Archives

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

  • D-mac's animated GIF proves that Shane Victorino is a flying squirrel. Philadelphia Will Do.

  • D-mac also has video of the bash on Broad Street last night. Philadelphia Will Do.

  • Matthew Cerrone extends a hearty congrats to the Phillies organization and then throws the fanbase under the bus. Metsblog sponsored by GEICO.

  • David Pinto shares his thoughts about why the Phillies won. Baseball Musings.

  • One more D-Mac link, I swear this is the last one. Charlie Manuel wears a jaunty hat. Philadelphia Will Do

  • Our other Philly pal Matt P. shares another photo montage. The 700 Level.

  • Rinku and Dinesh are celebrating too. Not the Phillies win, mind you. It's Diwali! The Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • Phillies fans and haters alike can celebrate with stuff dipped in BACONNAISE. Serious Eats.

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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.

  • Rinku and Dinesh film some drills for the upcoming Tom Emanski defensive drills DVD. "Are we pitchers or Bollywood stars?" asks Dinesh. "Neither," replies Rob. The Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • With the Hot Stove season just around the corner, Marc Hulet grades the off-season trades from last winter. Biggest losers? The Mariners. Baseball Analysts.

  • Matt P wonders which Phillies player threw Bud Selig under the bus. Not literally, that would have been both messy and delightful. The 700 Level.

  • Tom Krasovic wonders if Jake Peavy can hold out for some Sabathia-type money before agreeing to be traded from the Padres. Who would ever want to leave San Diego anyway? San Diego Union Tribune.

  • Lloyd passes up his chance to talk to Ernie Whitt at his local brunch place. That reminds me of the time I almost talked to Rance Mulliniks at a bodega until I realized it was actually just an ATM. Ghostrunner on First.

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

  • Patrick Ebert shares his thoughts on new Mariners G.M. Jack Zduriencik. U.S.S. Mariner.

  • Don't get too excited about Jake Peavy yet, Braves fans. Seems as though he might stay in San Diego. Gaslamp Ball.

  • Philadelphia Eagles Safety J.R. Reed Wore a B.J. Upton Jersey On Monday, Got Cut on Tuesday. The headline says it all. Fanhouse.

  • Our own Lloyd the Barber reviews some video game that allows you to play actual baseball. I haven't played video game baseball since 1988 so I have no idea what this is like. Ghostrunner on First.

  • Bob Costas may actually call baseball games again. Savor it! Biz of Baseball.

  • Satire and parody may be dead, but this fake news item from the stalwart fake newspaper "The Onion" made me chuckle somewhat. The Onion.

  • TIME TO START HOARDING CHEESE, YOU SONS OF BITCHES! Cookthink.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Phillies fans have tough travel problems since they're playing a team inaccessible by Acela train or automobile. One must travel by aeroplane and/or dirigible. Philadelphia Will Do.

  • Jonah Keri's 31 1/2 reasons to watch the World Series. Why just 31 1/2? Because Canadians can't count to 50. ESPN Page 2.

  • Jayson Stark has no idea how many World Series the Pirates have won. That is something Jayson Stark and I have in common. WHYG,AVS?.

  • Maury Brown's five easy ways for TBS to get their shit in gear in time for the 2009 playoffs. Biz of Baseball.

  • Rinku and Dinesh are fascinated by teleprompters and blenders. In other news, their family in India finally got their first transistor radio. The Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • In which a beverage review pursues the concept of "Equality in pursuit of objectivity". Knowledge for Thirst.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • NJIT professor Bruce Bukiet used a computer model to figure out who should win the MVP and Cy Young awards. There was a bug in the system because Corey Patterson won Executive of the Year for the Pacific Coast League. BBTF Newsblog.

  • Tom Tango challenges all the baseball nerds out there (including Nate Silver) to put their forecasting systems up to a challenge. CTC and I are going to enter with our purely mathematical system of choosing players based on musical preference. The Book Blog.

  • Phillies beat writers have been eating their pre-game meals in abject filth and disgusting conditions at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia Will Do.

  • Kulp wants Phillies fans to hire Yankees fans so they can learn how to celebrate like real assholes. Hey Kulp, I'll cram some fireworks down your throat and stick an M-80 up your ass. How's that for a celebration? The 700 Level.

  • Jonah Keri writes an elegy to Jason Varitek's bat. Cheer up, Red Sox fans, that unlucky Expos fan Keri just reversed the jinx; Tek's totally hitting a tater tonight. ESPN Page 2.

  • Grant gets to the bottom of those Delmon Young-to-the-Giants rumors. McCovey Chronicles.

  • Hey Red Sox players, come packed tonight. Big League Stew.

  • Join the Angels Strike Force! Folks with an aversion to monkeys or dago managers need not apply. Teamwork Online.

  • Rinku and Dinesh are totally watching the playoffs with us. Check out that hot flat screen. The Million Dollar Arm Blog.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Rinku and Dinesh are less than a month away from official tryouts. For what, I'm not sure, but I just got super excited and tense thinking that these two could make it in this foreign land! JB Sir will be so proud. The Million Dollar Arm Blog.

  • Buy your Padres dirt. Only $25, and half of that goes to the Keep Brian Giles Orange Fund. Gaslamp Ball.

  • The Mets are interested in Eric Gagne for their bullpen in 2009. Not to sweep up sunflower seeds in the bullpen, mind you, but to actually pitch. Mets Blog Sponsored by GEICO.

  • Chris Chase gets to the bottom of all those douchebag necklaces all the douchebag baseball players have been wearing. The person responsible for bringing this trend back to the U.S. from Japan? Randy Johnson. Big League Stew.

  • The Mets sold out all their luxury suites but probably because they were mistakenly at discount prices, admits Dave Howard, the Mets' executive vice president of business operations. Squawking Baseball.

  • In honor of Columbus Day, Hugging Harold Reynolds lists the best dagos in baseball, past and present. It's a Wop Listicle! Hugging Harold Reynolds.

  • If you haven't seen the movie trailers for Oliver Stone's W yet, go now. The movie will probably suck but these trailers should win Oscars. Apple.com.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • David Chalk figures out which Red Sox player matches up with which James Bond villians. Tune in tomorrow when he compares the 1989 Kansas City Royals with characters from "How I Met Your Mother". Bugs and Cranks.

  • Craig Sager's worst suits. In related news, I almost fit into my new grey suit. Bad Jerseys.

  • The Wise potato chip company isn't very wise about which decals they affix to their potato chips. Warning: choking hazard ahead. Hugging Harold Reynolds.

  • 'Duk steals a headline but it's a gem. Go read about Orel Hershiser being a poker stud. Big League Stew.

  • Joe Sheehan is just as confused as I am about the NLCS, but still finds a way to make an intelligent prediction. Baseball Prospectus.

  • Padres owner John Moores is selling 49% of the team because of a painful divorce with his wife Becky. This is going to end just like the movie Major League. Gaslamp Ball.

  • The Sugar Shack BBQ features dishes like the Notorious P.I.G., the Texas O.G., and Baby Got Back ribs, along with the Wrappers Delight. Suicide Food.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier wants organizers of the SF Italian American parade to nix Tommy Lasorda as grand marshal. Not because he used to manage the Dodgers, but because he ate all the zeppoles last year. San Fran Chronicle.

  • A San Diego Padres cake, and it's lovely enough to avoid being called a Cake Wreck. Still, it probably tastes like Brian Giles' taint. Gaslamp Ball.

  • The hamburger fatty melt is a hamburger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Baseball beat writers everywhere are salivating. A Hamburger Today.

  • Billy the Marlin didn't make the Mascot Hall of Fame despite enormous support from the fans. Somehow, he lost out to Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, and Slider, of the Cleveland Indians, whoever they are. Fish Stripes.

  • Mike Piazza will be part of an expert roundtable on VH1's new "That Metal Show" show tomorrow night. It's like a combination of "Your Show of Shows", "Headbangers Ball" and "Antiques Roadshow". Mets Blog sponsored by GEICO.

  • Not everyone is supportive of Brian Cashman returning to the Yankees. Squawking Baseball.

  • Cubs fans are creating a shrine to their team's futility. Chicago Sun Times.

  • Monkey waiters! Boing Boing.