Monday Mendozas

Today's links were too lazy to say anything about Charlie Haeger, but the morning is young ...

* Best. Nickname. Ever. Or the worst. In this Age of Irony, maybe it's the same thing. Anyway, I don't think we'll forget this one for a while.

* Over at The Daily Something, Bill writes about the last time the Twins inaugurated a new (open-air) ballpark.

* Was Sox Machine's Jim Margalus the only one to notice that Minnesota's third base coach might have cheated at the end of Sunday afternoon's game?

* What? The Royals lead the way in modern baseball thinking? Oh. Got it. That was 38 years ago.

* Pitchers today? Wussies. (According to Jonah, anyway.)

* Adam Gopnik's had enough of this modern baseball. Which saddens me some, mostly because Gopnik wrote, not so long ago, one of my favorite baseball stories.

* FanGraphs, already indispensable, becomes just a bit more indispensable with the addition of John Dewan's killer fielding apps.

* This graph will change your life. OK, not really. It's cool, though.