Links of the day: Opening Day version
March, 31, 2011
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com
Some recommended reading out there ...
- We start out with Paul Lukas' Uni Watch preview for the season, which catalogs all the changes, specials, patches and everything else you can imagine.
- Sticking to Page 2, Jim Caple writes about the Mariners celebrating their first Opening Day without announcer Dave Niehaus, who broadcast nearly every game in team history.
- My colleagues over at ESPN New York have a fantastic list and photo gallery of the 50 greatest Yankees of all time. You can vote here. I was asked to participate in the initial voting. My top 10: Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, Berra, Jeter, DiMaggio, Ford, Posada, Rivera, Dickey. I've written a post that's approaching 4,000 words on this topic but haven't published it yet. Maybe hold it for a rainy day.
- For the Mets, the issues aren't quite as fun: Adam Rubin wonders if the Mets should keep Jose Reyes after this season.
And now some good stuff from the SweetSpot network ...
- Bay City Ball's Rory Paap has a take on Brandon Belt likely breaking camp with the Giants. He likes the move.
- Capitol Avenue Club looks at the Braves lineup, where the big controversy is that new manager Fredi Gonzalez may bat Jason Heyward sixth.
- Chip Buck over at Fire Brand of the AL breaks down your 2011 Red Sox.
- Crashburn Alley has a take on Jose Contreras being named Phillies closer.
- Baseball Time in Arlington projects how the Rangers' playing time will play out. Will Michael Young like the pie?
- Nick's Twins Blog isn't picking the Twins to finish first.
- It's About the Money asks: Is Jesus Montero no longer an elite prospect?
- Craig Brown at Royals Authority wonders about the K.C. batting order.
Finally ... Roger Clemens appeared on Mike & Mike and says he's not paying attention to the Barry Bonds trial.