Today's links are actually a little full of themselves. I'm not sure why. Granted, today there are more of them than usual. But more isn't always better ...
What's that? You're hoping the Yankees don't sign Derek Jeter and instead your favorite team gets him? Well, here's your big chance to see exactly what that would look like.
Tangotiger ran the numbers on Tulowitzki's new deal, which includes an extension that pays him $119 million from 2015 through '20. You'll never guess what happened. Seriously.
Speaking of seriously, meet Professor Selig. Seriously?
Speaking of Professor Selig, Jeff Passan really, really wants him to leave the playoffs alone (but he won't, and Passan explains why).
Fungoes attended the big "Future of Sports" panel -- featuring Bill James, Bob Costas, etc. -- in St. Louis Monday night, and here's the full report.
Part 1 of an interview with Mark Simon, who's done so much this year to smarten up the proceedings around here.
In response to my diatribe against ridiculous minor-league team names, the Omaha Storm Chasers graciously sent me a lovely new cap. I'm grateful, of course ... but more confused than ever. I thought Storm Chasers chased storms, but this stormy guy on the hat looks like he is chasing us. Anyway, I wish them well. In the end, it's all about selling T-shirts for the kiddies.
Rany Jazayerli is positively giddy (about the Royals' farm system).
I'm not completely convinced that salary caps are a terrible thing. But after reading this, I'm more convinced than ever that they're far, far from a panacea.
Welcome, friends, to Keith Olbermann's entertaining tour of postseason baseball, circa 1894
And here's another photo tour, this one of those slightly less-ancient-but-still-historical times when hair was long and disco records were blown up.