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Posted By Alex Belth On December 23, 2003 @ 1:34 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

There are several articles I’ve been meaning to link, so while I have a few moments during my lunch hour, I thought I’d share them with you:

1. Rich Lederer has two excellent pieces (one [1] and two [2]) evaluating Mickey Mantle’s place in history. Top-notch stuff as usual from Mr. Lederer.

2. My label-mate Christain Ruzich [3] conducted an informative interview with Dave Kavel, founder of the Golden Baseball League, an independent minor league that will bring A-level ball to California.

3. A former Yankee clubhouse attendant who sued the Bronx Bombers in 1998, accusing specific members of the team (Mariano Rivera, Bob Wickman and Jeff Nelson) of participating in anti-gay discrimination [4], saw his case dismissed by the New York State Court of Appeals. In even more bizarre Yankee-related news, Darryl Strawberry [5] is lending emotional support to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Who else will Michael turn to? I hear Rick James is available.

4. Finally, from the heavy-hitters: Rob Neyer [6] evaluates how the A’s pitching staff will be effected by the signing of Mark Redman; Tom Boswell [7] writes about why this Holiday season has been for the Birds in Baltimore; Jerome Holtzman [8] considers the past and present of the “saves” statistic he created; Andrew Zimbalist [9] weighs in on the mess in Milwaukee; and Tom Verducci [10] offers up his Hall of Fame ballot. (Thanks to Baseball Primer’s “Clutch Hits [11]” for help with the links.)

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URLs in this post:

[1] one: http://www.baseballbeat.blogspot.com/2003_12_14_baseballbeat_archive.html#107134558803004501

[2] two: http://www.baseballbeat.blogspot.com/2003_12_21_baseballbeat_archive.html#107197044308972793

[3] Christain Ruzich: http://www.all-baseball.com/cubreporter/archives/2003_12.html#008246

[4] anti-gay discrimination: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/23/sports/baseball/23YANK.html

[5] Darryl Strawberry: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=529&e=2&u=/ap/20031223/ap_en_ot/strawberry_michael_jackson

[6] Rob Neyer: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=neyer_rob&id=1692107

[7] Tom Boswell: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22776-2003Dec22.html

[8] Jerome Holtzman: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_perspectives.jsp?ymd=20031222&content_id=622035&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

[9] Andrew Zimbalist: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/21/sports/baseball/21ZIMB.html

[10] Tom Verducci: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2003/writers/tom_verducci/12/22/insider/

[11] Clutch Hits: http://www.baseballprimer.com/clutch/

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