What We Carry, by Ted Berg, on what ballplayers can mean.
Space, Time, and DVR Mechanics, by Chuck Klosterman on Grantland. CK is easily my favorite contributor to the quite remarkable Grantland stable. Here, he explores what is, for me, a regular part of baseball writing: the DVR. For my part, I love sports on the DVR, and couldn’t get by without it (especially on the West Coast).
Dustin Ackley Hath Arrived: A Look at Reactions and Expectations from Pro Ball NW. A chronicle of “giddy.”
Baseball Players and Their Representative Volcanoes, by Jeff Sullivan at Baseball Nation.
Men Whose Names Were Unfortunate in Retrospect, by P&P Visiting Professor Patrick Dubuque at NotGraphs. Alternative title: The Ballad of Mike Stanton: No The Other Mike Stanton.
Good Old Sidney, by Alex Belth at Bronx Banter. First name bases and dog day afternoons.