Friday, August 24, 2012

BBA Linkfest - General stretching

Hello! And welcome to another links post from around the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. We are called the, "General," chapter because we write about anything our little hearts desire instead of focusing on one team, one division, one league or stuff like fantasy baseball. But our generalists are top rate and as you will see from these links, worth every visit time will allow you to make. So click a few links and leave us some comments. We general folks like that.

Here we go:

We'll start over at 85% Sports, whose baseball writer, Eugene Tierney, is excellent. For example, read his take on the Stephen Strasburg situation.

The Ball Caps Blog got a great idea from Rolling Stone Magazine (of all places). Which game would you go to?

The Baseball Enthusiast has probably the weirdest take on the recent PED shockers. But weird is a good thing. At least this compiler thinks so.

Baseball Unrated glories in Felix Hernandez's perfect game.

Christopher Carelli is a terrific baseball writer. His last two posts over at his The Baseball Stance are excellent. The last one ponders the Nationals without Strasburg.

The PED suspensions seem to take a lot of Latino players and Baseballism has some excellent thoughts on that matter.

Justin Jabs is back! Most excellent. He was doing important work this summer and is returned after that successful venture. Welcome him back on his sweet new post on Baseblog.

Spencer Hendricks of Call to the Pen takes an in depth look at the surprising Oakland A's.

An Italian pitcher made his debut in Japan. This is a world sport, folks. Check it out on Che Palle!

Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. writes about how baseball has been saved in Pittsburgh. So glad about that!

In this compiler's favorite post of the week, TheNaturalMevs of Diamond Hoggers gives nicknames to every member of the Cincinnati Reds. Loved it!

Dugout 24 is quite taken by Roger Clemens pitching a game at the age of 50. This compiler hopes he throws a no-hitter. Take that, HOF voters!

Your Flagrant Fan had one of his posts quoted by Deadspin this week. That's pretty cool, no?

The OCP of For Baseball Junkies writes that teams should take some responsibility for players who violate the drug policy. Agree.

This compiler had an absolute blast with Chris Caylor's list of 25 Random Thoughts about Baseball, over at Full Spectrum Baseball. A must read.

Nate Jones throws with some serious gas as Mike Rosenbaum shows us over at The Golden Sombrero.

The Hall of Very Good, one of this compiler's favorite destinations, has six sick stats for Aroldis Chapman.

Hot Corner Harbor has a great series of reports on the Cape Cod League. The latest is about the league champions.

The Houston Astros may be way down on their luck now with a team that nobody would recognize. But as Left Field shows us in his latest segment of his wonderful all time team series, they have had some great players over the years.

Peter Verniere of really enjoyed two sweeps this past week.

Want to know what Michael Holloway sounds like? Here is your chance. Check it out at Michael Holloway's Baseball Blog. This compiler might check out that app too.

The post of the week goes to Andrew Martin of MLB Dirt, who discusses and gives us a link to an interview given by Lou Gehrig shortly before he died. Fascinating!

Jake Dal Porto is just a high school kid. But he writes like a veteran baseball writer for MLB Reports. Check out his analyse on a Cubs extension for Starlin Castro.

Nik of Niktig's Baseball Blog presents his picks for the ten best pitchers in baseball. Agree? Disagree?

The always entertaining Old Time Family Baseball has a new look at Tommy Lasorda and fashion. Huh? Well...go look.

The talented Jeremy Sickel of the Pop Fly Boys tries to look into the future and see the 2013 starting rotation for the Kansas City Royals.

In a terrific post, Cee Angi, the great writer for the great site, The Platoon Advantage, is sick of shaming fan bases for attendance.

Love this one! Replacement Level Baseball Blog shares a piece he wrote for another site about the last bad Red Sox team (before this one).

Sully of Sully Baseball does most of his writing for The Bleacher Report now. But he does link his articles there to his site. Here is one example.

Jed Rigney has a great piece on Through the Fence Baseball on closers. Great read.

Jonathan Dyer of the X-Log takes the leap and compares Mike Trout to Willie and Mickey. All that is well and good, but then you'd have start calling Trout, "Mikey."

Have a great week everybody.

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