Sunday night is a bittersweet time. You’re all nice and relaxed from the weekend…but then…what’s that noise?! Did you hear something lurking in the shadows? GAAAH! It’s MONDAY MORNING! RUUUNNN!!! So here’s a few links to lull you back into a false sense of security:

Fire Brand of the American League on the Roy Oswalt – to – Boston – at – the – deadline rumors.

The Kansas City Star on all the stuff you can get with a Royals ticket stub (warning: you may need an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of it all).

The Bleacher Report on what the Rangers could do to become contenders—this season.

The Other Fifteen made a heat map to compare Tulo’s range with Jeter’s. Guess who wins!

View from the Cheap Seats is piiiiiiiissed at Tony LaRussa for letting Adam Wainwright chuck 130 pitches when he’s the Cards’ only good, healthy starter. Viva El Birdos is also concerned.

Phil Hughes lets Morgan Ensberg guest blog. The results are sort of like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Keith Law went to a wedding. The DJ played “Sweet Caroline”….and paused for the fans guests to shout BAHM BAHM BAAAHM and SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD! How odd.

River Ave Blues gulps and delivers the bad news: Jorge Posada’s shoulder is still not better. Will the Yanks have to bite the bullet and get a backup for their backup? Doug Mirabelli’s available… (DOUGIE’S GOING DEEP!)

Baseball Prospectus on just how insane Cliff Lee has been to start the season.

High Cheese notes that Tom Gorzelanny’s bobblehead is making an obscene gesture.

And finally, Sox and Dawgs has the latest crop of Red Sox charity wines. Last year, we had Schilling Schardonnay, Caberknuckle, and my personal favorite, Manny Being Merlot. I was hoping the Sox would branch out into beer and hard liquor (“Coco’s Crisp IPA: Packed with good hops” or “Varitek Vodka: Intangibly Smooth”) but no such luck. This year’s puns are Sauvignyoouuk (witty), Captain’s Cabernet (yawn), and Vintage Papi (super-yawn). I’m disappointed, quite frankly. What about the Papi Pinot I requested? The Matsu-sake?! Pedroia’s Petite Sirah? Buchholztraminer?!?

What else should I be reading? Email me!

No Responses to “Sunday night reading…delaying the inevitable”

  1. The Truth says:

    Good for the A’s! At least they have a little class and style. The Red Sox look like every sloppy, overweight, poorly groomed American tourist I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t like those slobs were squeezed into a coach seat for 18 hours. They had their own plane. Poor babies. I’ve been to Tokyo, and it’s an amazingly stylish city. Too bad these American rednecks couldn’t try any harder to represent.

  2. Gee, maybe it is because the A’s only had a 12-hour flight!

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Do suits turn beige after more than 12 hours above 30,000 feet? I had no idea.

  4. Pierre Bernard says:

    No no, after more than 12 hours above 30,000, suits become jeans.

  5. At least Tito, Jr. hasn’t let success go to his head… no HBW for him!

  6. Sarah Green says:

    Actually, you know who has a refreshingly normal wife? David Ortiz!

  7. Good for Papi; I didn’t know that. I’ve always been particularly fond of players whose wives aren’t the stereotypical model type just because it shows they’re not a completely shallow opportunist. Too often you hear about guys whose careers are just starting to take off divorcing their high school sweetheart and dating actresses.

  8. Nick Kapur says:

    heh, yeah, I am almost tempted to HBW Tiffany Ortiz just for looking like a normal human being. It must take a certain kind of inner hotness to be the wife of David Americo Ortiz.

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