It's Hall of Fame induction weekend, so congratulations to Barry Larkin and the late Ron Santo for their honor. Jerry Crasnick has a nice story about covering the young Larkin with the Reds.
On a related topic, Graham Womack of the Baseball: Past and Present website polled writers and bloggers on what an inner-circle Hall of Fame of 50 players would look like. Here are the results of Graham's survey, along with short essays written by contributors on the top 50.
On a related note, The Hall of Very Good elected Tommy John in its inaugural class.
One of my favorite features of the year is Dave Cameron's annual Top 50 Trade Value list. He's at Nos. 6 through 10 with this post, where you can access the rest of the top 50.
It's time to bring the brown back into the Padres uniforms!
Fun photo gallery of players as Little Leaguers. Notice how skinny Derek Jeter was and that Jered Weaver was apparently destined to play for the Angels.
Chad Walters helps companies become more efficient. Naturally, it makes sense that he'd write about baseball's efforts to improve its pace of play ... in other words, how to enforcing its own standardized process will help speed up games.
ESPN Playbook has an interview with Nick Swisher about Red Sox fans, music, the pressure of playing in New York and his pitching ability.
Show your spirit with MLB bumper stickers!