Linked – Sunday April 2

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. 538 has a very mathy chart predicting the Cubs as the most likely candidate to win the 2017 World Series. This piece by Michael Lananna about the life of pitching prospect Donny Everett is moving and beautifully written. Sports Illustrated featured unusual pitcher Sidd Finch…

Linked – Friday March 3

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Josh Hamilton goes under the knife for the 11th time. Still plans to play… for now. Speaking of injuries, Max Scherzer isn’t letting his slow him down. Hey, we’re on a roll with guys getting hurt, so here’s Grant Brisbee’s take on the David Price…

Linked – Monday Feb 13

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Hannah Jeter wrote a beautiful editorial about her romance with Yankees great Derek Jeter, and there’s a little bit of exciting news in there, too. Grant Brisbee is very much on point with his scathing take-down of the newly proposed baseball rules. His URL game…

Linked – Week Ending Dec 11

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley wrote an absolutely perfect response to the Yankees signing of Aroldis Chapman that should be the thing you read if you read nothing else here. Dexter Fowler’s move to St. Louis has me feeling a little sentimental, and the Cubs felt…

Linked – Week Ending Nov 27

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Think you know batting stance? Cut4 is going to quiz you on it! (I got 48% and am suitably shamed) Former San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito just release a music video for his country song “Secret to Life” and while the video is a…

Linked – Week Ending Nov 20

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Trevor Bauer was utterly enchanting as he assisted a Twitter fan with her math homework. Also proved he’d hella smart (which showed again later in the week when he argued that players DO use sabermetrics and stats when researching opponents.) Bauer is fast becoming one…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 30

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. The incredible true story of a young baseball prospect who became a hit man for the mob. How historic is the Cubs/Cleveland match up? Well a whole lot of fans weren’t alive the last time either club won a World Series. Sports Illustrated imagines how social…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 23

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Have a spare $10k laying around? Why not grab this vintage 1910 Tigers World Series sweater? Statheads are losing their minds about this postseason. Should the All-Star Game really be such a big factor in the World Series home field advantage? Why is it the…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 16

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Vin Scully is as wonderful as ever, making Jimmy Kimmel blush furiously while he calls his Celebrity Softball home-run. Mary Weider, who I wrote about in my #WhatABaseballFanLooksLike post was named the 2016 Tigers fan of the year, and deservedly so.   Spent some time…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 9

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Sports Illustrated might win the most unexpected headline of the year for their piece on commentator Joe Buck’s addiction to hair plugs. Yes, this is a real story. SI also brings you the 10 players to watch in the postseason. Britni de la Cretaz interviews…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 2

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Ken Rosenthal makes his annual picks for best of the season, and most of them I agree with (I’d rank Scherzer higher in NL Cy Young, and JV tops my AL Cy Young picks) ESPN shares a story from former Brewer/current Ranger Jonathan Lucroy on…