It’s June! Summer is here! Which, now that I’m not in school, I’m not sure why I get excited. Because it basically means that every time I meet someone, I’ll have to say, “Lovely to meet you. I’m sorry for all the sweat.”
But before we jump headlong into this new month, let’s celebrate the month that was. Over at Cut4, I looked at the great performances, eephus pitches, position players pitching, and, of course, Tim Lincecum dressing up as a manager moments. Go read it.
A few other things:
Munenori Kawasaki (otherwise known as my personal hero) just celebrated his 33rd birthday the way any sane person would. He invented a new dance.
RoboCop threw out the first pitch in Detroit last night. So of course that called for a scouting report.
The Mets ate a record 103 cheesesteaks when they were in Philadelphia in April. I feel like some Mets fan out there needs to buy a Cheesesteak 103 jersey to celebrate this.
And other very cool baseball things that I did not muddle up:
Cee Angi is a wonderful writer. Vin Scully is a god among men. Put them together and you get this beautiful longform piece.
Ben Lindbergh looks at the A’s really entertaining method of reviewing calls.
Craig Robinson draws his local club’s vendors. I want to hire him to draw my beer vendor.
And this one is really, really old, but I’ve found myself talking about Jeff King, a player who maybe hated baseball to a lot of people recently. It’s by Joe Posnanski so it’s worth reading.
My favorite quote from King: “Every time they play [the National Anthem], I have a bad day.”
Anyway, go forth and baseball. Or whatever.