A link dump worth waiting in line for.
Giants Fan Fest | SFGiants.com
The reason for the season. Are you going? Post some pictures and anecdotes if you've gone. I'll start.
This morning, I had an itch on my backside. So leisurely sipping a cup of coffee, I reached around with my right hand and gently scratched it. This is because I am not at FanFest, which affords me the ability to scratch my own butt. It's delightful. Try it.
No, as someone who isn't wacky about crowds, I steer clear of FanFests. Maybe next year we can arrange it where eight or nine of you carry me on your shoulders like a sultan all around the park, as I throw grapes at any of the commoners who might want a grape. Something to think about.
Changeup love letters: Trying to remember Noah Lowry
Beep bop booop. The Chris Quick algorithm spit out a love letter to Noah Lowry, and it includes a GIF! The bad news is that the GIF is of the fastball. Oh, baseball, please find a way to upload the highlights of this game.
"(Wilson) has instructed us not to talk terms or money until he’s 100 percent," Lozano said. "We haven’t talked terms or money with the Giants or any other team. So I’m a little baffled by Brian Sabean’s comment that we’re out there looking for more money."
"We haven't talked terms or money with ... any other team."
So it's February, and at no point has Dan Lozano talked to another team about the kind of contract it would take for Wilson to pitch for that team. GTFO. What, are they using semaphore? "Oh, I'm interested in pitching for your team, but please don't offer me a contract. Let's get to know each other first. Are you more of a Daphne guy or a Velma guy?"
I don't hate agents. They're just working for their clients. But I hate agent quotes.
LEMASTER OF PUPPETS
OF WOLF AND MANWARING
FADE TO BUD BLACK
HARVESTER OF SCUTARO
WHEREVER I MAYS ROAM
THE THING THAT OTT NOT BE
MY FRIEND OF LOWRY
Or if you're interested in another promotion, this is something I'd get you fired from your job for. I mean, if that were the only way to get it, that'd be my only choice, so don't blame me. A one-flap-down bobblehead, y'all. I want it I want it I want it I want it.
Internet Christmas for baseball nerds - Baseball Nation
I've had a lot of fun finding random old books, videos, radio broadcasts, et cetera in my Internet travels, and I've been compiling them over at Baseball Nation. I finally made a section for them, so they're all collected in the same place. If you're looking for a way to kill some time, that's a good place to start.
Sergio Romo meets monkey named after him at SF Zoo
There isn't a lot of mystery in that headline. The only mystery is the kind of monkey. Spoiler: langur.
Baseball Prospectus | Baseball ProGUESTus: Many Days in the Life of a Minor League Baseball Broadcaster
I loved this piece by Mike Curto, a Triple-A broadcaster for the Mariners. Just think, beneath every Hawk Harrelson, there are scores and scores of minor-league announcers just waiting for Harrelson to be shot into space.
Prospect Rankings - Inside the San Jose Giants
Speaking of which, Joe Ritzo has compiled some of the prospecting lists together, adding some of his thoughts.