Wil Cordero Memorial Linkpunch: April 2009 Archives

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

  • Tyler Kepner gets to the bottom of that age-old question: how do the three Molina brothers keep up with each other when they're playing for three different major league teams? The answer? Television. And pagers. Bats.

  • FoWoW Jonah Keri wrote his first column for Sports Illustrated this season, in which he tut-tuts Mets fans for booing David Wright. Well Jonah, it turns out that Mets fans can use computers AND the Internet nowadays. JonahKeri.com.

  • U.S.S. Mariner blogger and stat guru Dave Cameron is finally relieved that he can talk smack about ex-Mariner J.J. Putz without having to take occasional crying breaks. It's okay, Dave, he's gone now, to a much worse place. FanGraphs.

  • Curtis Granderson likes how the Royals organization renovated Kauffman Stadium and likens it to Angel Stadium. In fact, he loves Angel Stadium so much that he calls the Rally Monkey perhaps "the best thing going in an MLB stadium these days". What, even better than the money laundering at CitiField? Big League Stew: The Grandstand.

  • Diamond Leung has an awesome name and has issues with Andre Ethier's refusals to take photographs with fans. He'll make you read his droning 8,000-word essay on the Fry Bread House in Phoenix, but he won't take a quick Polaroid with you. Typical. Diamond Notes.

  • If you enjoy the television program "Family Guy" and you hate the Yankees, you'll enjoy this oeuvre from our old pal Weed Against Speed. Sportress of Blogitude.

  • Bobby Valetine is fucking delusional. Can't Stop the Bleeding.

  • Don't look at these pictures unless you never want to eat chicken ever again. Food Network Humor.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Joe Posnanski does the hard work and figures out the offensive results after each count in at-bats, then evaluates them. One out of every 8 at-bats goes to a full count, or one out of every 2 when Steve Trachsel is pitching. JoeBlog.

  • Oh my goodness my favorite non-Yankee player has is contributing to the Bats Blog at the Grey Lady! Fernando Perez has a hurt wrist and a degree from Columbia University in creative writing. He's probably out for the whole year which leaves a ton of time to become the next Tyler Kepner. Bats.

  • An entire blog devoted to fake customer complaints that have been submitted to real live companies and most likely ignored? Okay, sounds good! Here's a Pittsburgh Pirates themed one. The Customer is Always Right.

  • Evan Grant is bored while the Rangers and Blue Jays tussle at the RogersCentreSkyNetDome so he comes up with a cheery Earth Day-themed listicle. Play along and come up with your own environmentally-themed baseball names, like former White Sox outfielder Fred Globalwarmings. Inside Corner.

  • Curtis Granderson blogs about food and attempts to become the next Andre Ethier, except without the presumption that he has such discerning taste. Big League Stew: The Grandstand.

  • Our pal D-Mac is going to liveglog today's 1PM Phillies-Brewers tilt for us. He also submits a link to his new favorite show. Larry Holmes and Marmalade.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • GC rips Billy Crystal's shitty writing wide open and lays it out for all to see. Not only did Billy rip somebody off with his NY Times editorial, he ripped off Tom friggin Verducci. Double groan. Can't Stop the Bleeding.

  • Rich Lederer shares the story of how he ruined his Ted Williams/Mickey Mantle autographed baseball by getting a somewhat lesser name to sign the back of the ball. No, it wasn't Bob Apodaca, but close. Baseball Analysts.

  • Shawn Hoffman wisely advises us to ignore the bad attendance numbers reported by the AP because they're comparing two weeks in 2009 to the entire 2008 season. That's like comparing apples and plantains! Besides, even the shitty Brewers are selling tix like hotcakes. Squawking Baseball.

  • Saul Hansell argues that costs for broadband providers are actually going down, not up, and that their plans to charge a quota by the megabyte simply bites. Tell your friends and family, please, that metering bandwidth is not the same as metering electricity. New York Times.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Evan Grant gives us the inside information on Tom Hicks' default filing and whether or not he'll be forced to sell off the Rangers. Looks like the answer is no. Sorry, Rangers fans. Inside Corner.

  • We congratulate Pat Lackey at the Pirates blog WHYGAVS which just turned four years old. Take a walk down memory road with Pat, but drop some breadcrumbs so you end up back here. Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke?

  • Grant conducts a faux interview with the V.P. of Blackouts at MLB Advanced Media. Satire is dead, but this is hilarious stuff. McCovey Chronicles.

  • The views at Citi Field are horrible. In fact, the entire outfield is covered with an enormous American flag. Can't Stop the Bleeding.

  • Can you top my score of 9 out of 15 on the state flag quiz? Mental Floss.

  • If you haven't subscribed to my Twitter Feed, you're missing out on all sorts of fun breaking news items.
linkpunch gorillaSometimes people write better than us. Each Tuesday and Thursday WoW gives you our favorite baseball links we've come across.

  • Our pal 'Duk grabs one of the most intriguing guest bloggers around to do a recurring guest post. Detroit Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson will be writing The Grandstand on a semi-regular basis. Let's hope he gives a shoutout to The Big Tilde blog. Big League Stew.

  • Hey, remember the 1991 World Series? Wezen-ball does, and tracks down the pre-season predictions for the Braves and Twins, both coming off last-place finishes. Keep your hopes high, Orioles fans! Not you, Nationals fans. Wezen-ball.

  • Remember when Chipper Jones was drafted #1 overall in 1990? GM-Carson does. Check out the pitchers drafted #1 a year before and a year after ol' Chip. Whoops! More Hardball.

  • Johan Santana has a personalized and unique handshake for each member of the Mets squadron. He's afraid of furries so he has no special handshake for Mr. Met. Mets Blog.

  • Jerkwheat is a rational fan. The Big Tilde.

  • Gary Dexter explains how the book All Quiet on the Western Front got its title. Did you know that Erich Remarque was sharing a flat with Leni Riefenstahl when he wrote the novel? That's like Johan Santana and Mr. Met sharing a loft apartment in Queens. How Books Got Their Titles.

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