Tuesday, April 28, 2020

'Rona-Free Hot Links, Vol. 17

*Dusty is staying in touch while baseball is on hiatus.

*In Baseball-Reference's simulated season, the Astros lost 3-2 to Arizona, and are now tied with Oakland atop the simulated AL West. I do not know why I care about this.

*Bob Nightengale reports that there's a new realignment plan in the event that the 2020 season that would put the Astros in the following division:

Dodgers, Angels, Giants, A's, Padres, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rangers, Mariners, and Astros.

Those start times are gonna be problematic. Also, you will not convince me that these "realignment" and "reopening baseball" plans get leaked for any reason other than to give us all hope that, yes, there will be baseball. Even though there probably won't. Because history.

*This dude made The Astrodome, out of paper.

*ESPN: One wild record for each MLB team that you probably didn't know.

*MLB: The harmless practical joke that changed baseball.

*This...this is Extremely Cool:

*SI: The absolutely guano crazy story of "Murph the Surf."

*FIFA's medical doctor doesn't want any European soccer games - behind closed-doors or not - before September 1. And while the reasons are clear, and understandable, Leeds United are seven points clear of 3rd place with nine games remaining and, well...of course.

*The Scotch Whisky brand helping to restore oyster reefs.

*Vice: The inside story of Europe's first narco-state.

*I am reading "The Force" by Don Winslow and I really like it.

*I'm a huge fan of bizarre non-fiction (I hope to write one of my own in the next year or so). That said, this is the weirdest book I've ever read.

*Here's an entire documentary: