If today's links seem a tad distracted, it's probably because they're still in the middle of executing Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning ...
OK, so we've got our first outside, feature-length nomination for the Wing of Amazing. But while I'm perfectly willing to consider Billy Wagner, I'll have to be convinced that he's the only pitcher his size who's ever thrown that hard (and been successful).
Tyler Kepner wrote a lovely piece about Gil Meche that's turned me from a cynic into a sunny optimist. OK, not really. It's still a lovely piece, though.
Cy Morong's latest at Cybermetrics has the twin attributes of being a nice little history lesson and introducing us to Fletcher Pratt, one of the 20th Century's great polymaths.
Here's your weekly descent into the nitty-gritty world of pitching metrics. Don't say I didn't warn you.
This might be a first: I must disagree with UniWatch, because I'm going to miss the "sand" color in the Padres' road uniforms, if only because they were unique (granted, like UniWatch I've got little use for their camo outfits).
There's lots of yummy stuff in the Biz of Baseball's salary-arbitration tracker, but my favorite item is Tampa Bay's perfect record: 5-0.
Question: When we say that one prospect is better than another? For Pete's sake, I don't know. But the discussion sure is interesting.