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Sabersphere 3/1: Will Middlebrooks, Melky Mesa, Zack Wheeler

News and links from Thursday, including MIddlebrooks' injury, the most lopsided teams, looks at Melky Mesa and Zack Wheeler, and much more.

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Friends, things are looking up. It is officially the month of Opening Day. It's Friday. Spring Training is in full force. In honor of all the good things that are happening right now, you're going to see a bit of a Sabersphere revamp today. There are more links than ever before, a trend that I hope to continue moving forward. We want to provide you with the one stop saber shop every morning. Without further ado, let's jump in.

Must-Reads on Beyond the Box Score

Around the Sabersphere

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Outside the Sabersphere

  • Op-ed: Seth MacFarlane Isn't The Problem | Advocate.com
  • Whatever you think about Seth McFarlane's "performance" at the Academy Awards, he certainly wasn't boring. I thought this article was an interesting take on his jokes and the criticism he has received from some following the Oscar's. Agree with the author or not, the appropriateness of certain types of humor, as well as the culture of Hollywood, are certainly topics worth discussing.
  • I'm ambivalent on the Harlem Shake meme, but this hockey-themed one is pretty hilarious.
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