Happy holidays, everyone, and welcome to a holiday edition of the BBA Link Fest, bringing you the best from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance General Chapter. While the only thing hot is the stove this off season, our writers have kept plugging along bringing great content to their sites. Please click a link and leave a comment on our friendly sites and thanks as always for tuning in each Thursday. May you and yours have a wonderful week.
Mike Cardano over at the X-Log emptied his caviar or something this week over Yu Darvish. And congrats to Mike and his staff as the X-Log made the list of this year's best baseball sites over at BallHype.com. Way to go!
The ever interesting Through the Fence Baseball included a post by Jackie Micucci on the Yankees top prospects.
This Fan doesn't always agree with Sully about things. But his videos are top notch and always supremely entertaining. Check out his latest linked over at his Sully Baseball.
The Sports Banter has lots of content each week. But this Fan can't help but look forward the most to the Monday Mullet. Love it!
A lot of our folks are weighing in on this year's Hall of Fame entrants. Your own Fan will come up with one soon perhaps. But in the meantime, a great job by Replacement Level Baseball Blog on their thoughts.
Remember when The Platoon Advantage was having that be nice week? Well, forget about that. The gents there have been extra feisty this week. Loved this piece by Bill on closers.
Have money to burn? Old Time Family Baseball has an idea how to spend it. You've got to read this.
Erik Eitel takes us back to the beginning over at Number One Baseball.
In honor of Hanukkah, Jonathan Hacohen of MLB Reports re-introduces us to The Baseball Talmud by Howard Megdal. Perfect timing. Perfect delivery.
Michael Schwartze of MLB Dirt gives us all the fun facts of the great Jose Bautista.
The Fan's good buddy over at Left Field presents his top music picks of 2011 with a baseball twist. Great stuff.
Love baseball? Love baseball trivia? Theo over at Hot Corner Harbor will tickle your fancy.
The Hall of Very Good has a terrific five days of Christmas. Honest! Check it out here.
This long-time baseball Fan just loves historical pieces. Grubby Glove his the spot with his piece on Jim Northrup.
Daniel "Dee" Clark's top fifty prospects series has been terrific and if you have a few days and haven't been there, check them all out. Or you can just check out the latest one on Drew Pomeranz over at The Golden Sombrero.
The Baseball Index has some sad news on a Mets' minor league franchise. Agree in spades.
Who were the best players in the National League in the 1980s? For Baseball Junkies has the skinny.
Dugout 24 presents a unique baseball workshop from across the globe.
A Reds fan over at Diamond Hoggers is less than thrilled by the Mat Latos trade. Why? You'll have to check it out.
Matt Whitener of Cheap. Seats. Please. thinks pitching will be the Cardinals' strength in his post this week.
Mario Salvini of our Italian affiliate, Che Palle! offers smile aplenty from a gem of a video of two teams enjoying a rain delay. Fun!
Way behind on your holiday shopping? It's kind of too late, but Lew Freedman over at Call to the Pen gives us great info we can use with the money Mom sent us.
Did you know that baseball has a baseball solstice? Yeah, neither did the Fan. But have no fear, The Ball Caps Blog educates us.
Prince Fielder is still homeless. At least that's what Sooze calls him over at Babes Love Baseball.
If the Fan's brain worked like Ryan Sendek's does, it would spin right out of this noggin. Sendek is amazing! Check out his mock draft extravaganza going on over at Analysis Around the Horn.
Over at 85% Sports, Eugene and Russ have a great discussion on Prince Fielder. Love how they do these give and take posts.
MajorBaseball.fr, our French affiliate, gives us some words from the Marlins' former manager on how to deal with Hanley Ramirez.
In this Fan's favorite post of the week, Stevo-sama takes us back to a glorious David Cone moment in time. Fantastic stuff. Loved it at The Baseball Enthusiast.
Thanks for stopping by and please check out these great sites. Happy Holidays!