Here are several go-to links that will make the next few hours a bit more bearable:
- Everyone in north Texas knows the names Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones, but CNBC’s Darren Rovell fills his readers in on the behind-the-scenes money men in control of the Rangers, Bob Simpson and Ray Davis.
- Speaking of the Rangers, are Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler the best double-play combination in the game? Paul Swydan of FanGraphs thinks so.
- Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post profiles the quiet hitting coach of the Cardinals, one Mark McGwire.
- The Angels interviewed Omar Minaya for the vacant general manager gig, causing a little panic at Halos Heaven.
- Via CSN New England, now-departed Red Sox GM Theo Epstein says “thank you” to the fans in a full-page ad in the Boston Globe.
- Drew Silva of Hardball Talk shares the unveiling of a statue of Brooks Robinson outside of Camden Yards.
- Shocked, shocked! Via the Sporting News and ESPN, a “drug-induced haze” kept Dwight Gooden from taking part in the ticker-tape parade following the Mets 1986 World Series triumph.
That’s it. Have a walk-off week!