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San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 7/22

But if I'm right and we can stop this thing . . . Lennie, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered link dumps

Jed Jacobsohn

This is the place where you read about links you can click on, and then choose whether or not to click on them. I hope this goes well for you.

A bronze Barry Bonds? Kickstarter for statue on way
I'm certainly not going to say that this idea isn't appealing, but I can't really see how it ever gets done. When the team wants to put up a Barry Bonds statue, they'll put up a Barry Bonds statue, but there's no way one goes up near the ballpark before that. Now, if you were to commission a Kirk Rueter statue and put it up in the dead of night, that would be a different story, since the Giants know better than to mess with Woody. Legend has it that yesterday, a janitor removed one of his bobbleheads from an office, and Sabean immediately signed Dan Uggla.


Who is the face of baseball once Derek Jeter retires?
Let's ignore any analysis in this article in the face of the incontrovertible fact that Buster Posey is not mentioned once. This is an outrage. Buster Posey, who is literally the greatest American hero of all time, should be not only the face of baseball, but also sports he's never even heard of. Polocrosse? Buster Posey. Mongolian yak racing? Buster Posey. Throwing koala dung at Eric Karros until some of it goes in his mouth and he says "This reminds me of Steve Garvey"? Buster Posey. It all just has such a nice ring to it.


Seth 'n' Rodger's Mascot Chat! Finding the best Pacific Coast League mascot
Which PCL team from the American Conference has the best nickname and mascot? The answer may surprise you, mostly because you probably can't think of that many PCL teams off the top of your head, and the ones you can come up with easily are probably in the Pacific Conference, because that's where the Grizzlies play, so the fact that there is a team named whatever the winner was named would be novel.

The answer was the New Orleans Zephyrs and their double nutria mascot, by the way. Obviously a worthy choice.


Boras has plan for how to avoid another Aiken mess
Scott Boras has an idea. An idea that involves players getting more money than they otherwise would. Baseball also has an idea, and that idea is "Uh, no."

It's strange how I instinctively rebel against anything Scott Boras says. In theory, I'm on his side. Baseball makes tons and tons of money, and the players do the work that I care about, so the money should go to the players. But every time he says anything, all I hear is "I'm an asshole. I'm an asshole. I'm an asshole." I'm sure that's a serious neurological symptom of something.


My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers
There are some ordeals that you go through that define you as a person. There are some stories that will be remembered for generations. There are some mozzarella sticks that are super gross.