This weekend I went to see Chad Harbach speak at the LA Festival of Books. I meant to take notes and report back, but sadly, I completely forgot to do anything of the sort. So now, in its stead, I bring you a variety of links that you missed during your second week at Coachella.
Ranking the manager’s knowledge of Coachella. This is important.
Jose Canseco to play in Worcester. Only a short drive from the Red Sox now, Jose. In related news, his girlfriend has left him. Again.
Planning on attending NYU? Well, you can also take a class on baseball. Which is the best way to spend a couple thousand dollars that I can think of.
Kyle Blanks to have season ending shoulder surgery. It must be infuriating to have the body mass of a monster, but the bone strength of a small child.
Red Sox acquire Marlon Byrd. The Cubs will receive Michael Bowden and a player to be named later. Byrd is a nice enough player to have, but the Red Sox outfield will now be stitched together with Byrd and Cody Ross—not a dynamic duo that a World Championship is built on.
Blue Jays turned a triple play this weekend. The video is embedded below which is the kind of thing that happens to a team that has yet to win a game at home.
Starlin Castro will not be charged in sexual assault case due to “insufficient evidence.” Friendly reminder to not judge a person until all the facts have come to light.
Want the full list of the players who showed up for Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary? Then you shall have it. If you ever wondered about the cultural impact of Fenway Park, the fact that short-lived Red Sox like Carlos Baerga and Billy Jo Robidoux showed up should answer your question.
When not watching baseball, why not read about baseball? The New York Times lists some of their favorites. My choice: The Kid Who Only Hit Home Runs.
Since you’re never too old to work for free, Jamie Moyer has been offered an internship after the season with the Baseball Hall of Fame.