Friday, April 3, 2020

(Mostly) 'Rona-Free Hot Links, Vol. 6

Saturday, April 4 at 7:30pm Central! There will be a Zoom meeting set up for Astros fans while AT&T SportsNet Southwest shows the Astros/Yankees game. There's a ton of special guests and giveaways lined up. It's going to be pretty epic.

*What we absolutely do NOT need: The Astros prepare for the possibility that George Springer (and Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick) has played his last game for the team. Chandler Rome:
Owner Jim Crane said in January he "made it clear" to Springer and his representatives that there was interest in an extension. Springer and Mookie Betts will be the most coveted free agents of an otherwise light position-player class.

*AT&T SportsNet Southwest will continue to pay its free-lancers at least through mid-April.

*Looking back at Zack Greinke's 59mph pitch.

*RIP Bill Withers, one of my absolute favorites:

*Craig Biggio was on Buster Olney's podcast.

*Jake Kaplan wrote about the 2012 Draft, and why Clint Barmes' one season in Houston mattered long-term.

*Rudy T got elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

*A judge dismissed the Daily Fantasy Sports lawsuit against the Astros, Red Sox, and MLB.

*For the first time in 28 years, Sid Bream will watch 1992 NLCS Game 7.


*Jon Miller broadcasts Strat-O-Matic.

*Learn Something:

*HBO will stream about 500 hours of free programming.

*Check out one of my favorite baseball novels: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

*Vice: I followed a kilo of cocaine from field to street.

*The Ringer: The 30 Best (Truly) Independent Films of the 21st Century.

*Outside: Try this 10-minute stretching routine.

*A Musical Selection: