Monday, July 10, 2006

Links of the Day for 7/11/06

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  • It’s official—Fransisco Liriano is an All Star! After Jose Contreras bowed out with a bit of “Pedroitis”, Ozzie Guillen named the Cisco Kid, otherwise known as the “biggest All Star snub” to the team. Whether or not that will push him back in the rotation is a question that has yet to be answered. Hopefully, the game falls on the same day that he normally throws between starts, so that the Indians get to enjoy the experience of futile flailing at Fransisco’s filthy fastball (and slider—did you enjoy reading that alliteration as much as I enjoyed writing it?).

  • If you’re free tomorrow around 1pm (CST), make sure you tune in to Bud Selig’s Live chat from the All Star game festivities. Before you do that, make sure you can come up with some quality questions for Budzilla, which you can submit here. If you need some help thinking of something to Stump the Selig, check out Deadspin for some ideas. Personally, I’d like to know what he’d do if the All Star game ended in a tie again this year.

  • Oh Ruben, we hardly knew ye.

  • Finally, if you’re like me, you took in the World Cup Final yesterday. And what a final it was, ending when the Italians defeated the French on penalty kicks. That being said, it was all overshadowed by French star Zinedine Zidane head butting an Italian player in extra time. Surprised? Horrified? Laughing out loud? Well, as the saying goes, don’t judge a man before you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Or in this case, until you’ve played a flash game starring him. (Move Zidane with your mouse and click to head butt the Italians).

1 comment:

Intern Thomas said...

Ok, that first paragraph originally concluded with comments about Ozzie being Machievallian and using up Twins players, but I couldn't get it to work and it seemed kind of outlandish.

Then I found this at Twins Without Spin:,1,4175914.story?coll=chi-sportswhitesox-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true