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Where we endeavor to stay positive about the 2011 Mets…

Abstract Linkage

Posted by JD on May 30, 2010

In an effort to expand the scope of this blog, I’ve decided to post a few links that I find interesting. They’re not all related to the Mets and they’re not all that recent, but I think they’re worth documenting. I hope to do this from time to time, but we’ll see. For now, here are five links for your reading pleasure:

  • The heart of baseball is the duel between a pitcher and batter, and the count tells us a lot about who has the advantage on any given pitch. Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post researched pitch counts in an article this week and Joe Posnanski took an even deeper dive in this post from 2009.
  • Can’t Stop the Bleeding details Mike Francesa’s bizarre on-air potshot at Matt Cerrone. I don’t know what Francesa was thinking, but I will say this: a good argument could be made that sports talk radio was as revolutionary in the 1980’s as blogging was in the 2000’s. It’s disappointing (to say the least) that Francesa can’t see the similarities. Disappointing, but not unexpected.
  •’s TMI (The Max Info) blog unveiled their “Superior Start” and “Inferior Start” metrics. (an Insider subscription is required, but I’ll give you this spoiler: there are no Mets on either list).
  • No, Your Team Sucks offers one-stop shopping for all your Philadelphia fan-tasing (fan-tasering?) needs. With videos and still pictures, we can relive the hilarity of seeing a young Philadelphia fan writhing on the field in agony after being tased by an out-of-shape police officer.
  • The Common Man is grading baseball franchise names, and he grades our Metropolitans here. While you’re at it, you should read the entire series.

One Response to “Abstract Linkage”

  1. Looks like an interesting mix of stuff. BTW, have tasers replaced in-shape police officers? Love Boswell and Posnanski. Cheers, Bill

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