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Rapid-fire links, sunny Sunday that demands a walk around town edition

17 August 2008

BASEBALL

One of my all-time favorites, former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, delivers one of my favorite YouTube clips ever.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Pirates hold their ground on draft negotiations…and it works perfectly.

I’m a big fan of the Tampa Bay Rays and the work done by their young, bright front office. But General Manager Andrew Friedman’s negotiation skills are downright cruel.

Love the Montreal Expos but wish there were more nostalgic, French-language indie movies about them? You’re in luck! (Hat tip to Daniel)

Strong contender for Photo of the Year. Get ready to bounce.

MORE SPORTS

ESPN’s Ombudsman is excellent.

Living on a Prayer…of learning how to spell.

POLITICS

Colorado is a pivotal swing state for the coming election…and John McCain may have botched his chances by threatening to poach the state’s water to please his constiuents in Arizona–a state that’s already a lock and thus makes little difference in the electoral college.

The truth about McCain

x2

The One

Why and how Hillary lost

Wow, can I write a garbage book filled with lies and go to #1 on the bestseller list too?

Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and my favorite political site, FiveThirtyEight.com on Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Wal-Mart hates Barack Obama.

Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald on the anthrax scare that led the U.S. to declare war, and the lies that came with it. Holy. Crap.

Senator Funs-a-Lot

MISCELLANEOUS COOL STUFF

Steamed hams! (Hat tip to Rob)

He kicked him.

Plagiarism-tastic!

Urban gentrification is triggering a Trading Places effect.

This book on the causes and implications of traffic looks fascinating and is on my wish list for my birthday next month.

Amazing discoveries about DNA and behavior

Free markets 1, religion-based repression 0 in fast-growing Turkey.

Finally, for anyone who has a friend or loved one who’s a film buff, I just saved you the trouble of shopping for a birthday/Christmas/Hanukkah/Arbor Day gift. Buy it. Trust me.

One Comment leave one →
  1. djbelc01 permalink
    18 August 2008 1:16 pm

    Great links overall, but yes, that Earl Weaver clip was one for the ages. I can’t believe I had never heard that one before.

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