Have you ever realized how much the Internet is like time travel? After a week where I was largely too busy to keep up with my Google Reader, and my Tumblings and etc, I caught up yesterday and kept wondering “What the hell is going on?” I don’t know what that really amounts to, but it’s what I was thinking.
But yes, back on topic, here’s what went down while you were trying to get in one more ice cream flavor before summer ends:
First things first: Vin Scully is coming back for another year. Major League Baseball could contract 28 of the 30 teams and as long as Scully was calling games, I think we’d be okay.
There could be a lot of ties coming up and it’s gonna get messy. Wendy Thurm breaks down how it will have to be all sorted out.
Orioles acquire Joe Saunders for Matt Lindstrom. It’s the biggest trade of the weekend! What about this one between the Red Sox and Dodgers, you ask? Chump change.
Says Nomar Garciaparra:
“People ask me, “How you do you know?” When you have a Zooperstar named after you. That’s how you know.”
Plenty more of that good stuff in Dave Brown’s piece which can be found here.
Lance Berkman says he’s probably going to retire. Maybe Fat Elvis can have a Fat Elvis-esque revival in a few years?
I can’t recommend this piece enough, Tommy Westphall’s Baseball Universe. It’s the sort of thing that only Larry Granillo can produce.
Mark Grace gets his second DUI, now off the air. One half of the team was suspended for a wardrobe malfunction and another has taken a leave for a real reason. Mark Grace - call a cab for cripe’s sake.
Jeff Passan’s 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Baseball. Not surprising: Mike Trout has no weaknesses.
Mike Francesa may not be good to listen to if you value your intelligence. He is, however, great to watch if you love to watch a man nearly lose his mind.
Take a journey into the bizarre and frightening baseball connections.
Bill “Spaceman” Lee becomes the oldest man to win a ballgame at the age of 65. It must be all those cosmic rays that Curiosity is sending back.
Justin Toole plays all nine positions in minor league game. All hail the new lord of utility.