Thursday, April 12, 2012

BBA Linkfest - Generally in the swing

The General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance is feeling so good right now. Baseball season is here and there are games every night. There is lots to talk about and lots of dramatic story lines. There is no season like baseball season. Finish that American Idol recap, pour another coffee and enjoy these links from around our chapter.

The Wolf's Den is watching the Diamondbacks from week to week.

Yu Darvish kicked X-Log's Peter Kosta in the groin. Sounds like an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos.

Dustin Salyer is wondering what is up with Tim Lincecum over at Through the Fence Baseball.

You have to check out Sully of Sully Baseball's comparison of Stephen Strasburg to Gollum. But for a great read, Sully introduces us to Andrew Carignan.

The Replacement Level Baseball Blog tries to talk a fan of the Boston Red Sox off the ledge.

TCM takes a look at two keystone contracts over at The Platoon Advantage

Mark Zell of the Pop Fly Boys is coming around on the designated hitter. Good man. 

Old Time Family Baseball doesn't think that Jon Lester is a fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Number One Baseball has a few comments about Ozzie Guillen's comments.

Nik over at Niktig's Baseball Blog has some predictions concerning the Detroit Tigers.

Absolutely loved Jonathan Hacohen's interview of Gregg Olson over at MLB Reports this week. The post of the week IMHO.

Jonathan Mitchell had an insightful look at the Phillies future and doesn't like what he sees over at his MLB Dirt site.

Over at Michael Holloway's Baseball Blog, Michael likes how the Blue Jays can use their speed to win games. Agreed.

Major League A**holes really likes the new Chicago versus Chicago commercial. The commercial is perfect in every way.

Left Field takes a look at the Braves all-time team in a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Theo of Hot Corner Harbor made his prediction last week. And he is still analyzing them. And that's a good thing for us.

The Hall of Very Good caught Cody Ross LoMo-ing. What does that mean? You'll have to check it out to find out.

Grubby Glove has a fascinating new story about Willie Mays. Terrific.

Of the many prediction posts read over the past few weeks, some of the most enjoyable have been from The Golden Sombrero. Justin Abramson's picks are a good example of why.

The Baseball Index reports on Drew Storen's elbow surgery. And no it is not one of those season-ending ones.

For Baseball Junkies rates MLB teams based on offenses only. 

Dugout 24 is not impressed with Ozzie Guillen's comments. Not impressed at all.

TheNaturalMevs of Diamond Hoggers fame took a trip to Cleveland to see Joey Bats and took us along on the enjoyable ride.

Taylor of Crack of the Bat made Yoenis Cespedes the major of bomb city.

Mario Salvini laments the lack of Europeans in the major leagues as we are down to only Alex Liddi. Che Palle!

Call to the Pen's Joe Soriano expertly analyses the Johnny Damon to the Indians deal.

Aaron Somers of Blogging From the Bleachers is getting married! All the best to him and his bride. Hope your marriage will be as wonderful as this Fan and his wife's as been.

Justin Jabs has a new award over at his Baseblog site. It's the Emma Award and this week's winner is David Freese. Looking forward to this award each week and not for just the picture of Emma!

Baseballism is dead on on what baseball does to the soul.

Terry Francona still has hard feelings toward the Boston Red Sox and Baseball Unrated doesn't blame him. Agreed.

Nobody does a game recap like Stevo-sama. Nobody. Check this out over at The Baseball Enthusiast.

The Ball Caps Blog has a fun piece about forgotten heroes of Opening Days.

Sooze over at Babes Love Baseball has another great commercial for our consideration.

85% Sports has all the skinny on the first return home for the reigning World Champions.

Have a great week, everyone. 


Francisco Serrano said...

Fan, thanks for the links.

Had to post this on NumberOneBaseball, about OZZIE:

I’m from Venezuela and I have tried to support Ozzie since his World Series title, i actually hated him before that, and like you guys say it is same old ozzy, so I’m back to my original position of not supporting something that gives MLB a bad name, no matter where it comes from. Most people in my country feel the same way about this guy and we feel, from time to time has gotten a free pass. Not anymore, please lets speak out against Ozzie, he might know baseball but he uses that to harm the game. Hope this is his last season.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm a huge fan of your blog, loved your article about Colby Rasmus.

I hear a lot of people saying "it's just Ozzie being Ozzie"...well that may slide for "Manny being Manny", but as a manager who was brought in to attract the Latin American community to games in Miami, it was almost as if he thought that with the new ballpark, the new excitement surrounding the players like Reyes, he could speak off the cuff without really thinking. And now his job is on the line.