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San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 4/28

Dumpy, you are out of your element!

I hear there's a way to tell pro- and anti-DHers just by looking at them. No, I didn't. I didn't hear that.
I hear there's a way to tell pro- and anti-DHers just by looking at them. No, I didn't. I didn't hear that.
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I decided to dump some links, so I'm doing that and you're welcome to read them. In fact, I'd even go so far as to say I hope you'll read them.

Bumgarner rejects idea of DH moving to National League, takes offense at Scherzer's "wet newspaper" comment
When Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles on Saturday coming out of the box, he set off a firestorm of HOT TAKES about whether the National League should adopt the DH. Max Scherzer chimed in on the pro-DH side, so in the interest of balance, here's Madison Bumgarner on the anti-DH side. I find Bumgarner very convincing, and certainly not just because I already thought he was right.


Behold: The case against the DH
On the other hand, if you want a more cogent and reasoned out explanation of why the pro-DH arguments are silly, here's Jon Weisman to hey where are you going come back

I know, I know, he's a Dodgers guy, but please, just trust me on this, okay? This is an excellent, well-reasoned article, and at no point does it say anything nice about Tommy Lasorda. You can make it through this. I believe in you.


Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras Has Baseball's Most Accurate Projection System
Back when Scott Boras was negotiating A-Rod's big deal with the Rangers, he showed them binders full of projections that made the case that A-Rod would be a historically great player and that they should spare no expense in throwing duffel bags filled with Faberge eggs at him to get him to play there. How did Boras arrive at these projections? He used a complex mathematical formula that averaged A-Rod's stats over the previous five years and then said he would do that untli he was 40. Science!


101 incredible sports facts that will blow your mind
None of these blew my mind. I apologize for propagating this false title and I hope you can forgive me.


Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests
Do I have to like Peter Angelos's son now? Do I have to admit that a baseball owner – literally the owner of a baseball team – could be a decent person who raised a decent child? Do I have to think that the man who fired Jon Miller after 1996 could actually be capable of doing a good thing? In fact, if you look at Peter Angelos's Wikipedia page, it says he's done lots of good things with his life. I don't know how to go on when I have a positive thought about Peter Angelos. I just don't know.