Thursday, April 16, 2020

Rona-Free Hot Links, Vol. 8

*Alex Bregman's fundraising drive for the Houston Food Bank is over $900,000.

*Dusty Baker, who helped invent the High Five, launched his Next High Five challenge.

*The Astros get approximately $70m/year from their TV deal.

*Jake Kaplan ranked the 10 best Astros draft picks of the 21st century, and thus another draft of an Astros County dot com post gets deleted.

*George Springer topped SI's list of impending free agents who can't afford a lost season, and there's the implied assumption that the Astros were cheating in 2019.

*In Baseball-Reference's simulated 2020 season, the Astros are 9-9, six games behind the A's.

*If baseball comes back in 2020 with empty stadiums, owners could ask players to play with reduced salaries.

*Jayson Stark: The home run that broke Baseball-Reference.

*Here's how to watch Korean Baseball live.

*Inside the role of an advance NFL scout.

*That time Obama pardoned the guy who stole Charlie Sheen's Honus Wagner card [that was a weird madlib].

*The maid who mapped the heavens.

*The Savior Elite: Inside the Special Operations force tasked with rescuing Navy SEALS.

*The bizarre bank robbery that shook an Arctic town.