Archive for the ‘The Great Friday Link Out’ Category

The Great Friday Linkout: Final Friday

Posted: 27th May 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

Editor’s note: Due to scheduling changes that will take effect next week, future link posts will be an occasional Monday feature. ________________ I wouldn’t typically devote a bullet point to a past post from this blog, but something interesting happened in our back pages this week. A couple months ago, Joe Guzzardi wrote about his […]

The Great Friday Link Out: 5+6=11

Posted: 6th May 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

Editor’s note: I’ve been running this Friday feature for a few months now, and it’s lagging. Thus, I’m issuing an open question: What would make this feature better? Would it be better to do away with this post and go back to having standard features on Fridays? Please feel free leave suggestions in the comment […]

The Great Friday Link Out: April 22

Posted: 22nd April 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

Joe Posnanski offers a great look on players who may have put together solid cases for Cooperstown but were Not Famous Enough. I like the idea in general of alternate Hall of Fames, be it the Baseball Reliquary, Hall of Merit or a Hall of limited Fame that I proposed last year. Lots of people, […]

The Great Friday Link Out: Bail [Barry] Bonds

Posted: 15th April 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

I saw a link to this article– Barry Bonds Is An Asshole. But His Conviction Is Pointless.– and thought it was some random blogger going for shock. It’s actually a Village Voice piece with an interesting question: Why should the federal government try a baseball player for allegedly lying about using steroids which weren’t illegal […]

Good news for fans of Cal baseball. It looks like the program will be continuing beyond this season. Manny Ramirez is retiring, the federal government’s perjury case against Barry Bonds has gone to the jury, and baseball’s Steroid Era takes another sad turn. On a side note, next Tuesday’s edition of Does he belong in […]

The Great Friday Link Out: Back

Posted: 1st April 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

Editor’s note: Before I provide this week’s links, there are a few things to say. First, I apologize for missing this link post last week. I have gotten behind in my writing schedule and will work to ensure I don’t miss posts in the future. In that vein, this week’s edition of “Any player/Any era” […]

Many apologies for this week’s link post being late. Here is some stuff worth reading: The series Bill Miller and I are doing on good players for bad teams continues. I wrote the latest installment, on Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Philadelphia Phillies of the 1910s (link should be active at […]

The Great Friday Link Out X

Posted: 11th March 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

On a serious note, to anyone who hasn’t seen it, there was an 8.9 earthquake in Japan and tsunami warnings and advisories are in effect for the West Coast. Here is a map of the effected areas. Baseball articles worth reading: Library of Congress receives recordings of about 10,000 baseball games from 1957 to 1979. […]

The Great Friday Link Out X

Posted: 4th March 2011 by Graham Womack in The Great Friday Link Out

The series Bill Miller and I have been doing on great players on bad teams lives on at his new space. I wrote today’s installment, and it’s on Jimmie Foxx and the 1935 Philadelphia Athletics. There’s a longish, excellent piece in the new spring issue of The American Scholar on famed newspaper writer Ring Lardner […]

We’re going to do things a little different this week. Generally, I provide a brief intro and then link to some posts. My first link, however, requires some back story. A few weeks ago, I got an email from Daniel Greenia, a reader, occasional commenter, and voter in my project to find the 50 best […]