Happy First Day of April, everyone! Remember, this is when the biggest news of the year breaks in basically every field, so when you read articles, be sure to take them seriously and be as credulous as humanly possible.
Also, Buster Posey hit a home run yesterday and it was THE BEST.
Madison Bumgarner is at the top of his game
His start yesterday wasn't great, but at least some of that was due to defense so abysmal it was like the whole team was banding together to make Michael Morse feel like he belonged. But if you want stats and anecdotes about Madison Bumgarner being great, and you want a reminder of how many more World Series rings he has than Clayton Kershaw*, then this is a pretty great article.
Here Is Every U.S. County's Favorite Baseball Team (According to Facebook)
Hey, A's fans, guess what? I HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR YOU AND THE SINCERE LOVE YOU FEEL FOR YOUR TEAM AND IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO CITE THIS CHART AS ANY SORT OF EVIDENCE WITH REGARDS TO THE PASSION OR COMMITMENT OF VARIOUS FANBASES. I BELIEVE WE CAN PEACEFULLY COEXIST AND I HAVE LOTS OF RESPECT FOR THE PLAYERS AND HISTORY IN OAKLAND. YOUR TEAM IS FUN AND I LIKE THEM.
200 must-follow baseball Twitter accounts for MLB fans
/sucks up to Grant
The Stories Behind 12 Seemingly Obvious Baseball Rules | Mental Floss
Baseball history is full of stuff like this. My brother's favorite story has always been the time some baserunner between first and second, seeing the batter ground into what would be a sure double play, picked up the ball, turned around, and threw it into the outfield. At the time, there was no rule prohibiting this, so he was the only one out (for touching the ball). I've never looked it up, because I'm kinda worried it's not actually true, and that would be tragic.
I do, however, think it would improve the game if fielders were allowed to throw potatoes around all willy-nilly.
Never Gonna Give You Up
This is an enjoyable video you should click on. I'm surprised I've gone more than a month here without using it, to be honest.