Thursday, December 01, 2011

BBA Link Fest - General Impressions

Thursday's link post is back after a Thanksgiving respite. The turkey is finally gone from the fridge, but there are no turkeys among the Baseball Bloggers Alliance General Chapter. Lots of great writing is going on out there. Here is your Thursday links. Please give these folks a click and comments. Here goes!

Over at the Hall of Very Good it's only fitting that they are considering this year's HOF ballot. They also have a great piece on a strong supporter of Luis Tiant.

The Hot Corner Harbor must be Lucy to Ricky's, "You got some splainin' to do." Theo is still splainin his post season picks. But they are entertaining reading.

Baseball writers are well-rounded people. Our friend at Left Field proves that unlike any other as his interests are far and wide. This great read is a link about a beer and a baby. Well done!

Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols are fighting for the same jobs it seems. Major League A-Holes has a preference. Read up!

Jonathan over at MLB Dirt is doing a great job with his prospect series. Here's his latest featuring the Orioles.

Everyone is buzzing about the new VH1 baseball wives program. This Fan refuses to watch. But Old Time Family Baseball watched and give this report.

The guys of The Platoon Advantage must be trying to set themselves up for better reputations with Santa as they are in the midst of a "Why I Love" week. Frankly, the thought of TCM without sarcasm is a strange one. Check out his entry.

Pro Sports Wrap wishes a happy birthday to a legend.

Replacement Level Baseball Blog have had a great series of building 25 man rosters of the best players of each era. It's fun stuff. The latest is here, but check out the others in the series while you're at it.

This Fan always has to stop over at The Sports Banter to check out the Monday Mullet. It's an institution!

Sully over at Sully Baseball gives us Bobby Valentine, lobster and Arnie Beyeler. Who is the last one? Check it out.

There is always so much great content over at Through the Fence Baseball so it's hard to pick one link. But this Fan has a soft spot for columns by prospects. Plus, this one has a brilliant title.

Dory LeBlanc is a very good writer. But she usually covers the NFL and NCAA, but her Jose Molina piece over at X-Log is excellent and fun to read.

It's been hard to keep up with uniform changes in baseball this off season. But have no fear. Russell Blat of 85% Sports wraps it up nicely for us in one place.

Ryan Sendek of Analysis Around the Horn has been on vacation. But he gives us a report of a report he reported for another reporter.

Sooze over at Babes Love Baseball thinks that the "Cubs are finally getting their crap together." She offers proof.

The Ball Caps Blog gives us a cool post on an iconic baseball game. But it might not be what you expect.

We all know about the extra wild card teams that Bud Selig has foisted on us. Baseball Franchise Rankings gives us a fun report on who would have been the extra teams had this rule been in effect for the past couple of decades.

The Baseball Hall of Shame gives us the baseball dressing (or blessing) in the turkey of Thanksgiving.

Christopher Carelli of The Baseball Stance sadly reports on the fading star that is Grady Sizemore.

Justin Hunter of Call to the Pen isn't a fan of the Bobby Valentine hiring. Check out his thoughts here.

This Fan found Che Palle's post about Greg Halman extremely poignant and sad for what we have lost.

Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. agrees with the Ryan Braun MVP Award in an excellent argument.

Diamond Hoggers weighs in on the Bobby Valentine hiring. Once you read the post, be sure to click the link (below the post) of when the author met the new Red Sox manager.

Dugout 24 also weighed in on Bobby Valentine, but the link this week there is on chewing tobacco.

For Baseball Junkies isn't a big fan of the Astros moving to the American League. Couldn't agree more with The OCP on this one.

The 2012 Hall of Fame ballot was announced this week. The Baseball Index is not impressed. Agreed.

The Golden Sombrero is in the midst of a terrific series on the top fifty prospects in baseball. The latest is a report on Randall Delgado by Daniel "Dee" Clark.

The Grubby Glove always provides a good read. This week the GG is enjoying the off season and we get to go along for the ride.

And last but not least, MLB Reports has a great interview with prospect, Robby Rowland. The Fan told you he's a sucker for those kinds of things. This piece shows you why.

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