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San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/11

Men of good fortune often cause link dumps to fall

Big fan of the dwarf mongoose
Big fan of the dwarf mongoose
Mitchell Leff

None of these links are about the series in Kansas City, so that should make you more likely to click on them.

Zoo With Roy: I Went to the Zoo With Roy Halladay
It's a great story that Roy Halladay went to the zoo with the blogger behind the blog literally about his wish to go to the zoo with Roy Halladay, but this post skimps on the details. What was Roy most excited to see? What did Roy end up liking the most? What was the best lemur? WHAT WAS THE BEST LEMUR?

There better be answers today, or i'm going to call into question the journalistic integrity of the website about going to the zoo with Roy Halladay.


My Daughter Wants to Throw Like Mo’Ne Davis
Mo'Ne Davis threw a shutout yesterday in the Little League World Series (moving pictures can be found here), which is most notable because she hit 70 MPH as a 12-year-old and is a girl, though you would have known the second part already if you had read the pronoun earlier in this sentence. Do you think that her first name being pronounced like "Monet" means people make assumptions about her favorite Impressionist painter? Because that would be a shame. She probably loves Cezanne.


The best beer in baseball
Most people rate AT&T Park among the best in baseball in just about every category, but here's an exception where the Giants' stadium is plainly middle-of-the-road. But if there's one reason to be proud of Baer & Co, it's that at least they don't sell Straw-Ber-Rita at the park. It would be nice if we could also be proud of the team for their on-field performance, but I guess I shouldn't get greedy.


Historic Harlem stairway to the Polo Grounds is reborn thanks to Daily News editorials
The Giants, along with other sports teams whose names are unimportant because they are not the Giants, helped pay for the restoration of a historic staircase that used to lead to the Polo Grounds. Now it leads to a road where people end up jaywalking because there are no crosswalks or traffic lights nearby. There you go again, Giants, enabling people to break laws that no one actually cares enough to enforce. When will you learn?


How I Became Thousands of Nerds' Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo
Weird Twitter meets the Oversensitive Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club of the Internet, and the results are annoying and beautiful.