San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 6/19

Apologies for the large picture of Bartolo Colon's face - Jeff Curry

Brothers, oh brothers, my days here are done, the Dumpishman's taken my links

Congratulations to Clayton Kershaw, who last night threw a no-hitter that would have been a perfect game if his shortstop had been slightly more competent. Clayton, I always knew that if you really applied yourself, someday you could be as good as Jonathan Sanchez.

June 18, 2014, will always be remembered as the day Bartolo Colon hit a double
Opponents of the DH argue that nobody likes to watch pitchers hit. But what they fail to take into account is that pitchers hitting is the greatest thing in the world. Take Bartolo here. Bartolo doesn't care about hitting. Not at all. And he definitely doesn't care about running. Why, you can practically sense how flummoxed he is at having to do even the tiniest amount of jogging. And so watching him hit and run successfully, while openly acknowledging that he has no business doing so, is the greatest thing in the world.

Star-divide

The Lineup Card: Seven Small-World Baseball Stories
Do you want Johnnie LeMaster anecdotes? Of course you want Johnnie LeMaster anecdotes. You're not some kind of monster. Or if you are some kind of monster, at least you're not THAT kind of monster.

Star-divide

The Evolution of the Cuban Baseball Pipeline
We'll see if Daniel Carbonell is in these articles in a few years, but it's not a stretch to say he certainly will be. I can't think of one single reason that the prospect the Giants just signed this week won't be a superstar. After all, if there's one thing this organization can do, it's develop toolsy outfielders. Can't wait to see Wendell Fairley in the majors!

Star-divide

The Diamondbacks’ Grit vs. Win Expectancy
A couple nights ago, the Diamondbacks threw at Ryan Braun in order to make a point about the Brewers employing pitchers whose control is bad, and ended up losing the game for it. It was delightful. Well, maybe not to Ryan Braun, but for the rest of us who think that Towers and Gibson's headhunting fetish should backfire in every conceivable way, the ensuing grand slam was a total Valyrian-is-my-mother-tongue moment. Way to go to the desert and burn some jackass, Lucroy. Well done.

Star-divide

How the Washington football team losing its name destroyed America
Yesterday, the US Patent and Trademark Office canceled the trademark that Washington's football team had for its nickname. Jon Bois wrote a series of one-act plays about this, and my main takeaway from them is that Jon Bois is really really funny and it's unfair. Why are you hogging all the funniness, Jon? Think of the melancholy children in Africa who dream of being mirthful, if only for one day.

Star-divide

The FBI maintains an 83-page glossary of Internet slang. And it is hilariously, frighteningly out of touch
TAAIANOUT

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker