Welcome to another Thursday edition of the BBA Linkfest where we travel around the world of the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. The General Chapter sounds like such a boring kind of thing, but it is not! It is simply a term meaning that the writers who comprise the chapter write about general baseball topics and do not focus on one specific team. There is great writing going on here. Please click a few links and see what talented writing can be found here.
Let's start our round trip with The Platoon Advantage. This site is a must stop for baseball content. And TCM's piece about the Twins' aversion to strikeout pitchers is just one of the very many examples.
Absolutely loved this Sully piece over at Sully Baseball that gives you each teams' most recent no-hitter. Of course, the Angels had one last night.
In an absolutely beautiful piece of writing, Mike Viso of Through the Fence Baseball sees a lot of the Josh Hamilton story in Evan Gattis.
Scott Engel of the X-Log does a thoroughly professional job with his inside look at the Detroit Tigers. Super.
Missed this last week for some reason. One of this linker's favorite follows on Twitter is @ladywezen who is Larry Granillo's main squeeze. She is also a great writer in her own right as this celebration of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary. From Wezen-ball.com.
Eugene Tierney has a fantastic piece over at 85% Sports on Minor League drug suspensions. Man, there is goods stuff around the chapter this week!
Sooze over at Babes Love Baseball has a get well card for Evan Longoria, who will miss a large chunk of time with an injury.
The proprietor of The Ball Caps Blog has a problem with the San Francisco Giants' uniform numbering system.
Have told you once and will tell you again, nobody does game recaps better than Stevo-sama of The Baseball Enthusiast. Here is yet another example.
Baseball Unrated celebrates the arrival of Bryce Harper. The kid is off to a good start.
FHPromos of Baseballism had a Twitter debate about booing. Which side do you fall on?
Justin Jabs watched a great night of baseball and takes us along for the ride on his Baseblog site. Fun post.
Aaron Somers is back from honeymooning and caught up on some reading. His book review can be found on Blogging From the Bleachers.
Kyle Davis of Call to the Pen has a hysterical take on Tim Welke's blown call at first base. Laughed a lot reading this one.
Loved this Mario Salvini post on great uniform moments from time. Super stuff. Check it out on Che Palle!
Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. tickled all this Fan's warm spots with a post on Derek Jeter.
Curley Bender of Crum-Bum Beat (one of the favorite things to type each week) thinks the Atlanta Braves are really good.
TheNaturalMevs of Diamond Hoggers has found the next Nostradamus and has the text messages to prove it. Who knew it would be another of our chapter's writers!?
Dugout24 talks about donuts...the Prince Fielder kind and the batting kind.
Hersh over at For Baseball Junkies agrees with Joe Sheehan that we should get rid of the save statistic. Disagree in the whole but they've got a point.
The Baseball Index needs to stop making MVP picks. For the second year in a row, that site's pick has a major injury.
Grubby Glove has a great post on a Topps giveaway that actually worked. Fun read.
Any article about Bo Jackson is an "in" for this reader. But The Hall of Very Good has a unique one that is indeed special. Bo knows how to give his heart.
Theo of Hot Corner Harbor ponders how history will remember the careers of Paul Konerko and Johnny Damon. Great read.
Left Field has an update on his new beers resolution. Great writing, but will never get the taste of the stuff. Blech. Then again, this superb writer also likes Crazy Horse. Brothers don't always agree about stuff.
Ryan Smith has an excellent post over at Major League A**holes stating that it is not too early to call Albert Pujols a bust for the Angels.
Jonathan Mitchell has a great piece up at MLB Dirt on NL minor league players that are begging to be called up (with their play that is).
This Fan has a love/hate relationship with other fans fortunate enough to go on treks to all 30 Major League ballparks. Navin Vaswani had a wonderful such trip a couple of years ago. Chuck Booth has done it twice! Dadgum him! But we can share his adventures vicariously in his latest report to MLB Reports. Much fun.
Nik of Niktig's Baseball Blog reports on Bryan LaHair's monster April. Happy for the guy. Paid his dues.
Old Time Family Baseball reviews a movie called "Knuckleball." Oh man, hope that comes out on disc some time!
And last, but certainly not least, Mark Zell of the Pop Fly Boys has a super post on what teams should be panicking as the calendar rolls from April into May.
Have a great week, everyone!