Every once in a while, I find a blog that I really like and I completely forget about it or I forget to share the link here and when I remember that I've forgotten, I feel quite bad about it. Cardboard Gods is one of those blogs, where you can literally spend hours lost in posts. The reason I've suddenly remembered to share it is the current top post there is an awesome piece about Andy Van Slyke and the Pirates that links back here and showed up in my referrals. Josh says some very kind words about this blog and I thank him for that, but that isn't why I'm linking. Paragraphs like this are:
If you say Pittsburgh Pirates to me I think of a raucous party, Sister Sledge blaring, free-swinging sluggers Al-Olivering line-drive doubles into the gap and speedsters Omar-Morenoing around third and sliding into home safely in a cloud of glittering, vaguely illicit dust, the giddy treble of the disco in the Pirates’ fearsome game supported by the rock-solid morally upright thumping bass of slugging elder statesman Roberto Clemente on one end of the decade and slugging elder statesman Willie Stargell on the other.
Sean's Ramblings has started a Pittsburgh Sports Blog tournament. There are some awesome blogs that he's put into the tournament that you might not know about and should check out. And Sean put a lot of work into making something fun to kick around during the down time before March Madness and the baseball season. And yes, I'm a #3 seed, so vote for me and feed my constant need for internet-based validation.
If you haven't read all the details yet, Frank Coonelly was apparently quite determined not to go to arbitration with Nate McLouth.
Not baseball related, but I've looked all over the place and I'm fairly certain that this isn't an Onion article.