San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 4/28

PLEASE LOVE ME - Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Fourdump and seven links ago, our fathers brought forth on this website a new Rush argument

Hey, that sweep was pretty fun. I liked that part where the Giants didn't avoid it and won all the games.

Pinch-blogging: El Iman! The Magnet!
Gregor Blanco, after seeing the uptick in comments after various non-Brandons wrote on the Brandon blog, decided to get in on some of that sweet, sweet action. After all, the more comments you get on your blog, the more worthwhile person you are! And who better, who more beloved by the Internet, than backup catcher Hector Sanchez?

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Is MLB in the midst of a Tommy John epidemic?
Literally - LITERALLY - every single pitcher in the major leagues has gotten Tommy John surgery this year. LITERALLY. Obviously the reason why is that men aren't men anymore and that Nolan Ryan threw 12 complete games a day before breakfast when he was in high school and America is full of wusses now and they all make so much damn money, so I don't know why you'd want to read a whole article about it. But if you want to read those same exact points, only slightly more verbose, then sure, use this article to inform yourself.

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What’s The Best Way To Build a Major League Baseball Team?
If you guessed FINDING EVERY BRANDON, you would technically be correct, but that possibility isn't even addressed in this article, which seems like a real oversight. No, Jonah Keri and Neil Paine examine the dichotomy of a "stars-and-scrubs" team (think of some of those Barry Bonds And Pray For Rain teams) versus a more balanced one, with contributions from most of the roster. I would personally prefer a team of nothing but stars, so IMO Sabean should try to do that.

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Yasiel Puig Biopic Picked Up
BRETT RATNER YASIEL PUIG BRETT RATNER YASIEL PUIG BRETT RATNER YASIEL PUIG

Ahem. This is a perfect combination. Here is just ONE thrilling excerpt from the script.

DON MATTINGLY
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH?

YASIEL PUIG
I'm so glad I didn't have to be Chris Tucker.

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Book Excerpt: Dry Land
The founder of Bucs Dugout wrote a book about the Pirates' first winning season in 20 years. This excerpt is about the psychology of Pirates fans during their losing streak, and sports fans in general. Obviously, as Giants fans, we know a little something about losing. After all, we had a 4-year streak when the team was under .500 every year. And all we had to show for it was a Cy Young, two pitching prospects becoming stars, multiple draft picks turning into elite players, and an all-time home run record. So we KNOW pain.

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Ten of our favorite pitches
THE GIANTS ARE SO DISRESPECTED. NO ONE RESPECTS THEM. WHAT ABOUT ROMO'S SLIDER? IT'S AWESOME. AND WHAT ABOUT BUMGARNER'S SLUTTER? IT'S THE BEST. AND WHAT ABOUT HUDSON'S SINKERBALL AND ZITO'S GIVEUPADINGERBALL AND JONATHAN SANCHEZ'S BALL 4? SO MUCH DISRESPECT.

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