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San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/22

Dumpmok and Jalink at Tanagra

"What's his name? Is it Rob?" "Rob, man? Fred."
"What's his name? Is it Rob?" "Rob, man? Fred."
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The above photo clearly caught Manfred at a moment when he had been waving for a little while, and wanted to stop, but there was just too much applause.

6 Ways New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Can Improve Baseball
I would be happy to see Rob Manfred enact every one of these changes, but I'm most passionate about one that isn't listed: raise the beer prices. I feel for all these poor baseball teams just scraping by, selling beer at cost as a public service to their fans. I appreciate the universally low prices, but I wish they would see the opportunity for profit here. It's like, come on guys. You're not a charity!


Wayback Machine: Fast Eddie Feigner
Eddie Feigner was a softball legend whose many feats recounted here include pitching 238 perfect games, winning with four men against nine on the other team, and once striking someone out pitching from center field. Yeah, well, one time I beat FTL with two health bars, three crew members, and half my ship on fire, so who's impressive now?


Hank the dog meets Hank Aaron and gives us the best photo ever
There has been a stunning and, frankly, unacceptable dearth of Hank material in the link dump lately, and for that I profusely apologize. Allow me to begin my atonement with this photo of Hank Aaron meeting Hank. Do you see how happy Aaron is? That's because (fun fact!) Hank is the greatest in the world.


2014 Tigers Snakes and Ladders
Snakes and Ladders, or in its more popular US version, Chutes and Ladders, is a great game, mostly because I lose at it a lot and it's legitimately not my fault. When I lose at Monopoly, for example, and I curse the dice and my rotten luck and a cruel universe that's out to get me, deep down I know that a person can be good at  Monopoly and I'm just not. But when I can do nothing to alter the outcome of a game, I can just let go and enjoy it.

For the same reason, I sometimes don't enjoy baseball games because all the pressure of making the team better through complaining on Twitter really gets to me.


The Making Of "Homer At The Bat," The Episode That Conquered Prime Time 20 Years Ago Tonight
FXX is airing a marathon of every Simpsons episode over the next week and a half, and this morning you'll be able to watch Homer At The Bat, the classic episode featuring the biggest major league stars of the early '90s and also Steve Sax. How did it come together? A couple years ago, Deadspin did some reporting on it, and you probably haven't read about it lately, so you might as well. What else are you gonna do? Work?