Hello! And welcome to another of our weekly edition of the BBA Linkfest where you are presented with links to the best writing around the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. Why the heading? Not really sure to be honest with you. People always say that we are in the "Dog Days of August." The month is among this link compiler's favorites so it makes no sense. But since this is the first linkfest in August, that was what came to mind. One thing for sure, there are no dogs in these links. So click a lot and enjoy a lot.
Today we are going to start in the middle alphabetically in reverse order (whatever that means):
Let's start over at Full Spectrum Baseball and a great article by Gary Perilloux and his thoughts about the Great American Baseball Novel.
Over at For Baseball Junkies, The OCP has a lengthy but enjoyable read on the Phillies' luxury tax. Excellent.
Our German affiliate, Dugout 24, has a post on the top ten MLB Twitter accounts. Cool.
Good buddy, TheNaturalMevs of Diamond Hoggers writes about when good things happen in a great baseball town.
Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please writes some interesting points about the impossible situation the Phillies found themselves in with Cole Hamels.
Spencer Hendricks of Call to the Pen writes that the West just got wilder. Indeed it did!
Chris Carelli of The Baseball Stance wrote an excellent article (just today in fact) on the effect the trade deadline has on teams. Excellent read.
Baseball Unrated features a post on the dramatic fall to earth of the Milwaukee Brewers. Let's hope it is a one year blip.
Has this compiler mentioned that Stevo-sama writes the best baseball recaps ever? Here is his latest awesomeness from The Baseball Enthusiast.
Eugene Tierney's Trade Deadline Tracker over at 85% Sports has been super cool to watch. Celebrate it now in all its completeness now that the deadline is over.
Leave it to Larry Granillo of Wezen-ball to be marrying a talented writer. She's been keeping his old site warm while he writes in other important places. This piece is so good!
Scott Engell of the X-Log has a fantastic interview with David Wright. Love it!
Jed Rigney of Through the Fence Baseball wins the post of the week award this week with his rating of the trade deadline results on his "Baldwin Scale." Brilliant.
Sully of Sully Baseball is agog at the walk off Athletics of Oakland.
Some of this compiler's favorite people were recently part of a new project with a really long and cool title. Replacement Level Baseball Blog participated and has some thoughts on the project.
Want to have some fun? Pop over to The Platoon Advantage and play a word association game with TCM.
Wanda Fischer wrote a great piece for The Pop Fly Boys on Casper Wells as the hometown boy. Great.
Old Time Family Baseball ponders the mystery of Josh Hamilton. Good luck figuring that one out.
Nik of Niktig's Baseball Blog sums up the needs of the contending teams.
Bernie Olshansky of MLB Reports tries to figure out if the Dodgers or Giants will win the NL West. It's going to be crazy, no?
Jonathan Mitchell of MLB Dirt has an excellent breakdown of the Ryan Dempster trade.
In a well-written piece, Peter Verniere tries to pin down his feelings on his team landing Francisco Liriano. MajorLeagueAHoles.com.
Left Field confirms his place among this compiler's favorite writers with this highly personal piece on a former Yankee captain. Well done, man.
Theo of Hot Corner Harbor has put a lot of work into thinking about what players playing today will be in the Hall of Fame some day. Here is the third part of this wonderful series.
Grubby Glove has done a fantastic job with a very cool mission.
Have a great week, everyone!