Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Links of the Day for 6/27/06

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The Twins sudden transformation from a mediocre buzz kill into a pretty solid ball club combined with the Tigers and White Sox maintaining their huge lead has gotten people thinking about next year already. Things look good in 2007, but a lot is riding on Terry Ryan’s answer to the Twelve Million Dollar Question—Should the Twins keep Torii? Naturally, lots of bloggers have chimed in. Jesse Lund thinks that the Twins should keep Torii around until he retires, while Frightwig thinks that an extension would be a huge mistake. Personally, I think that Twins should exercise Hunter’s option (as CMathewson argues) but that after that it’s time to let Torii go. There are just too many better, younger players that are going to have to be resigned with that money.

With all of the winning the Twins have been doing, Gardy hasn’t had a whole lot to get angry about. While I haven’t missed Gardy’s tantrums, I’m sure some of you have. So for those of you who need your daily fix of managers flipping out, the video of the Ashville Tourists’ manager losing it will keep you satisfied for a long time. This guy has put Gardy to shame.

If, like me, you’ve been watching the World Cup, you’ve probably been pretty disappointed in the officiating. Then again, what with players diving left and right, it’s got to be hard to tell what’s actually a foul. Thankfully, that kind of stuff doesn’t happen in baseball, right?

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