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San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 4/16

That's life. One minute you're on top of the world, the next minute some secretary's running you over with a link dump

Please remember that the people who pay this man had nothing to do with him using steroids
Please remember that the people who pay this man had nothing to do with him using steroids
Denis Poroy

You're watching an endless baseball game? It's dangerous to go alone! Take this:

The big money from foul ball
Obviously players are to blame for their own decisions to use steroids, but was there any institutional apathy towards the subject that could have contributed to a culture in which using was not only tacitly approved, but encouraged? No, of course not. Baseball owners are beyond reproach in this and all matters. Don't be silly.


How bad can a player's season be without spoiling shot at HOF?
Sam Miller takes a look at the worst seasons of players the BBWAA voted into the HOF by age. Did you know about Willie McCovey's shockingly poor age-26 season? He hit .220 with 18 home runs the year after leading the league in homers, his defense was terrible, and Alvin Dark questioned whether his foot injury was real. Worst of all, he was benched for Aubrey Huff, who literally wasn't even born yet.


My Summer Interning for a Minor League Baseball Team in Tennessee
I'm sure that Giants minor league teams are much classier and better run than Dodgers minor league teams, so let's all take a moment to point and laugh at problems that could in no way affect the organization we root for. Our team is special, after all. Why else would we root for it?


Phillies Fans' Reactions To Dan Uggla's Grand Slam Are Amazing
You start watching this and you think you know who the star is: It's the guy in the front. He's got terrible facial hair, he's perfectly framed within the video, and his cocky attitude at the beginning is bound for a third-act come-to-Jesus moment. But as you watch, you see the guy in white behind him just sit down, and you can tell he's been hurt before and in a small way saw it coming. You see the guy in red, who might have also been hurt before, but believed, really believed. You see the woman going apoplectic.

But maybe you come back to the guy in the front at the end, as he cockily turns around to address the group. "We'll get 'em in the bottom of the inning," he says to a deaf audience. And maybe...maybe he is the star after all.


This is the mash-up blog of Family Circus panels and True Detective quotes your life has been sorely lacking. Finally, you'll have a way to combine that cynical worldview that descends into hopelessly bleak nihilism with quotes from True Detective.


A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross
For all his fame, for all the money he earned and artistic growth he showed over a long and illustrious career, Bob Ross had to know he could never approach the majestic putrescence of Thomas Kincade, and that must have hurt. "Damn you, world!" he probably cried to the heavens, forsaking in his paintings not only all humans, but all SIGNS of humans. "I don't need you either," he whispered. "I don't need you either."