- The big story to start the week was Adam Jones having racial slurs (and food) hurled at him at Fenway. It’s the kind of story we shouldn’t see at all in 2017, but unfortunately continues to be a reality.
- Peter Gammons talks sports journalism and the Cubs.
- Minda Haas Kuhlmann has a great breakdown on the Royals minor league system, where the club is certainly hoping to find some future champions.
- Hollie Hamilton takes a look at the week in Texas Rangers news.
- Grant Brisbee wrote about the whole Orioles/Red Sox mess and, as usual, it’s sensational.
This photo remains the highlight of my week.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) May 3, 2017
Over at Bless You Boys:
- I wrote about Alex Avila a lot, go figure. I wrote about why he was my first favourite player. And from a more stats-based angle I took a look at why he’s doing so damn well this season.
- I talked with Joseph at Burning River Baseball about the big Indians/Tigers matchup this last week.
- In my regular column, Central Intelligence, I look at the week that was in the AL Central.
- Game of Thrones is coming to Comerica, so I compared players to who I thought they’d be in Westeros.