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This shouldn't be my post for today, but SB Nation has a neat little widget for authors that helps for link roundups, and I thought I'd try it....

For the birds: Gull struck by winning hit | MLB.com: News

Not Giants-related, but pretty funny. Bonus: The bird was alright.

Greg Minton Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com

Just because.

BaseballAmerica.com: Catching Up With Tommy Joseph

Joseph's excited to play with his former teammate, Tim Alderson.

Tommy Joseph love from DRaysBay readers

"Best case scenario - Ryan Doumit" -- Well, maybe. I'm pegging it more as Mike Piazza with multiple gold gloves. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

Draft Reactions Around the Blogosphere - Beyond the Box Score

A roundup of draft stuff from around the league.

Chronicle story on Zack Wheeler

Pretty standard story meant for people who aren't draft nerds, but the introductory anecdote is worth the price of admission.

Bowker is ready to take a "Giant" step in his career

Hensley Meulens for Pope. Or MLB hitting coach, at least. This is a Fresno news report. Seriously, though, if five seconds of soundbite could ever make you wish for a coaching change, this is it.

The Giants make a Cinderella bid for the playoffs | Dodger Thoughts | Los Angeles Times

Jon Weisman looks at the Giants, unintentionally reminds me of "Spinderella" from Salt 'N' Pepa. I have a ton of respect for Weisman and his blog, even though his choice of team is painfully misguided, but I'm not sure about his ability to evaluate movies. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles not in the top ten Steve Martin movies? That's like putting "Let it Be", "Magical Mystery Tour", and "Yellow Submarine" above "Rubber Soul."