Well, what do you know? It is Thursday again. And that means it is time for another wild ride around the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. And since we are taking a wild ride, it should only be in the General Lee, that wildest car in the history of television. Some athlete has one now, but for the life of this link compiler, the name can't be grasped. That happens with age. Pour yourself a beverage and make yourself comfortable and click some of these extraordinary links. You'll be glad you did. And so will we.
We are going in backwards alphabetical order today.
Mike Damergis of the X-Log has a great and touching interview with Jim Duquette. And we're off to a fantastic start!
Because someone has to monitor the madness, Kristopher Neld chronicles this week in Jose Canseco tweets. Only on Through the Fence Baseball.
Sully is smiling down at the Mets, who are smiling because they are winning. On Sully Baseball.
Replacement Level Baseball Blog continues to give updates on its wonderful True Season Score statistic. Love this.
Bless his heart, Bill of The Platoon Advantage is finally starting to appreciate Derek Jeter. At least a little bit.
Jeremy Sickel of the Pop Fly Boys thinks that Will Myers is forcing the Royals to at least consider him for the Big Show. Agree completely.
Old Time Family Baseball must have seen MIB 3 recently as the writer is absolutely sure that Aroldis Chapman is not a real person.
MTD went to the Bronx! Read all about it on Off Base Percentage. It is really funny that his new girlfriend is a Yankees fan.
The cool thing about draft projections is that we get to see how the writer did in retrospect. Check out how Nik did over at Niktig's Baseball Blog.
This is the cutest thing ever. The young and adorable Haley Smilow interviewed Barry Enright. And her interview is better than many professional ones I've read. The post of the week. Over at MLB Reports.
This compiler was going to be a prig and link his own article at MLB Dirt. But don't have the required chutzpah. Instead, you should read the very good review and interview by Andrew Martin of a new book about Ted Williams.
Major League A**holes has some early White Sox trade speculation that seems dead on to this reader.
Lots of traveling these days. MTD came east. And Left Field went west. Read about his excellent adventures here.
Congrats! Theo and Hot Corner Harbor celebrate an anniversary. Very good blog for being so young.
The always entertaining The Hall of Very Good reports that Dave Henderson is bitter about the steroid days.
Grubby Glove has an excellent retrospective of Jack Clark, which is funny because that article linked right above in HOVG mentioned Jack Clark too. Funny how that happens. And Grubby is going to guest post over at C70 at the Bat soon. That will be cool too.
Griffin Phelps has a very funny and fun post over at The Golden Sombrero. This compiler does not know how to describe it, so just go read it.
The Baseball Index comments on reports that baseball's unbalanced schedule will become even more unbalanced.
Full Spectrum Baseball's Dennis Lawson thinks that the MLB has its own name brands.
For Baseball Junkies has some notes from draft day.
The always entertaining Diamond Hoggers has a hitter's tombstone and a very funny text chat.
Curley Bender of the Crum-Bum Beat says goodbye to Pedro Borbon.
Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. has his own thoughts on MLB's draft day.
In a terrific piece in any language, Che Palle! and Mario Salvini discusses Pete Rose and his prison without bars.
Kyle Davis of Call to the Pen reports that Cardinals' manager, Mike Matheny, is in some hot water over his son. Verrry interesting!
Baseball Unrated looks at the All Star Ballot. Appreciate the reminder. Have to do that soon.
Babes Love Baseball celebrates the Mets' very first no-hitter. Way cool, Johan Santana!
Ryan Sendek talks about a role reversal on his Analysis Around the Horn site. Nice to have you back, sir.
We end our circuit with a bang as Eugene Tierney of 85% Sports did a wonderful research project on draft trends since 1990. Excellent way to wrap things up! While you're there, read his excellent piece on a possible draft rules loophole.
Have a great week, everyone! Oh! And that General Lee owner? That would be golf's Bubba Watson.