Friday, September 07, 2012

BBA Linkfest - generally topical

Welcome to another edition of the BBA Linkfest where we travel around the world to our general chapter members and catch up on some great reading. The regular season is heading down the home stretch and our writers are tearing the roof off the joint with their excellence. Click a link, post a comment and simply enjoy yourself for the biggest, baddest and best chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.

Let's start with some of our newest chapter members. Welcome and great to have you.

Hit More Line Drives bills itself as your one stop source for hitting instruction. And true to its mission statement, the site is chock full of tasty instructional information. But they also interview young players like in this post with one of the top Texas high school prospects.

Payoff Pitch is a promising site that gives really great breakdowns of things. For example, check out their breakdown of the Dodger's huge deal with the Red Sox.

Full Spectrum Baseball has been with us for a while now and they crank out great content every day. Now this is a post idea that hasn't been done before. Dennis Lawson explores the "All Expandables Team."

Jed Rigney of Through the Fence Baseball writes that the Baltimore Orioles have had a steady date with Lady Luck.

Sully of Sully Baseball writes that the Bobby Valentine joke is getting old.

The author of The Sports Banter hates his favorite team.

Replacement Level Baseball Blog wonders aloud how the Oakland Athletics keep winning.

The terrific Jason Wojciechowski of The Platoon Advantage wonders why the Dodgers would want more of Nick Coletti.

Jeremy Sickel of the Pop Fly Boys is ticked off at the Kansas City Royals about a prospect.

Totally loved this post as Old Time Family Baseball tries to get inside the head of Jhoulys Chacin on his infamous play.

MTD of Off Base Percentage apparently weathered the hurricane and wrote a happy birthday himself. Yes, he is an only child. Oh! And happy birthday, ya lark.

Nik's latest power rankings are up on his site at Niktig's Baseball Blog.

Sam Evans of MLB Reports has a great preview of the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Several members of the great MLB Dirt staff got together to give us a rundown on September call ups we should keep an eye on. Great stuff.

Are there really PED rumors swirling around A.J. Pierzynski? That's silly and Peter Verniere of tells us why.

It has mentioned here before, but the writer of Left Field is simply delicious to read. Check out his round up of the best players of the history of the Royals for example. But his post about Pawtucket is just about the best thing this compiler has read in a long time.

Theo's retired numbers series over at Hot Corner Harbor has been terrific from beginning to now. Check out the latest.

The Hall of Very Good reports on something that is absolutely unthinkable. It's...blasphemy. 

Grubby Glove has started a new series celebrating the 1962 New York Mets. Oh, man, this series is going to be tasty.

For Baseball Junkies compares this year's Blue Jays to their all-time team, which isn't fair and that's the point.

Dugout 24 calls the Dodgers' recent spending spree, "Hollywood's Moneyball II." That's pretty funny right there.

Over at Diamond Hoggers, TheNaturalMevs writes that he is watching the beginning of a legend.

Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. writes about baseball's youth movement and then lists the 25 best players under the age of 25. Great read.

Mario Salvino of Che Palle! has a post about Michael Clarke Duncan and Disco Demolition Night. Potent mix there.

Lew Freedman of Call to the Pen fame writes that Brandon McCarthy is lucky to be alive. Agreed. Scary.

How far can the Nationals go without Stephen Strasburg? That is the question pondered by Christopher Carelli of The Baseball Stance.

Everyone has an opinion on the fiasco that is this year's Boston Red Sox. Here's one from Baseball Unrated.

Stevo-sama of The Baseball Enthusiast is back with another baseball game recapped. Nobody does it better.

What do you know, the author of The Ball Caps Blog is the same age as this compiler. No wonder this compiler likes him so much.

In this week's post of the week, Russ Blatt of 85% Sports went to see a game in the brand new Marlins Park and gives a thorough and enjoyable review.

Have a great week, everyone.

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