Today's links include questions of Crawford's skillset, Tulo's new deal, and whether Yellow-Bellied Marmots inherit the "mom's basement" gene.
"Future of Sports" panel talks baseball | Fungoes
Joe Posnansi, Bob Costas, Bill James, and Gerald Early -- in one place, talking about baseball. Excellent review.
Jamie Moyer needs Tommy John surgery, plans to play in 2012 | Baseball-Reference Blog
At some point we should be asking ourselves why we don't work as hard as Jamie Moyer.
Rockies jump gun with Tulo's new deal | SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Neyer asks the best question about the Tulowitski deal: "why now?"
If you're going to throw a truckload of cash at one of these guys, Tulowitzki is probably the one. Still, the timing does seem odd. Before this new deal, the Rockies had already locked him up through 2014. If they'd waited until a year from now, or two years from now, would the price have been significantly higher for a super-extension? - Rob Neyer | Sweetspot
Deep sleepers, round 2 | Hardball Times
Fantasy Baseball tips with more than a dash of good baseball analysis.
From Pujols to Jeter to Clemens to Freak: Salary Arbitration Records | bizofbaseball.com
You may want to click this just to say you read it as well.
B-Warned: Carl Crawford | Baseball Prospectus
Brandon Warne at BP wonders if Crawford's skillset is one prone to diminishing quickly (and he's right, I think).
- Indie Comics Gamble on New Digital Strategie | Underwire
- In Middle Earth, Must All Hobbits Be White? | The Atlantic
JRR Tolkien never really described the color of the hobbits, but Middle Earth and it's stories are derived entirely of Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Norse lore which were all of the white race... Is this racism, or should a production be allowed to cast actors based on the color of their skin?
Maybe they should try Twitter? via www.wired.com