Good morning, campers!
Here are recent links that will keep you from sending in those TPS reports on time:
- There is nothing wrong with wearing a hoodie in the dugout, reports David Brown of Yahoo! Big League Stew, but Reds starter Johnny Cueto discovered that you can’t don one while running the bases.
- ‘Duk of BLS applauds the Rangers organization for using its 30th-round draft choice to select paralyzed University of Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor.
- With a weekend sweep of the Astros in Houston, the Braves’ all-time record now stands at 9,983-9,982. It was 1923 when the franchise, then situated in Boston, last had a winning record.
- In The Hardball Times, Max Marchi attemps to quantify catchers’ attempts to frame pitches.
- Players usually don’t go off on the guy who signs their paychecks, but Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald learned that outfielder Logan Morrison was too upset about the recent firing of hitting coach John Mallee to care.
- Beyond the Boxscore’s Bill Petti speculates on the potential of Dodgers rookie infielder Dee Gordon, the son of reliever Tom “Flash” Gordon.
- Does Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki have much gas left in the tank, wonders David Golebiewski in FanGraphs?
- NL Central watchers know very well that managers Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa have no love for each other, but seeing Manny Acta and Joe Girardi go toe-to-toe in the Bronx on Friday evening was quite a surprise.
- Alex French and Howie Kahn of ESPN’s Grantland look back at The National, “The Greatest Paper That Ever Died.”
Have a walk-off week!