THT Links: Ho-Hum

After a couple days of a lot links, the blogosphere seems to have taken a break today. No matter, since it’s Friday and it’s sunny here in the Bay Area. Have a good weekend, folks, and I’ll be back next Monday with more of the best and most interesting baseball stories from around the nets.

Glimmer of Hope – MLB announced yesterday that it would give other satellite operators a chance to match its deal to put MLB Extra Innings on DirecTV. Basically, they can keep showing it if they also agree to put the new MLB channel on their basic tier. Of course, for the rest of us cable subscribers, well…

Hampton Out – Mike Hampton will be out until at least May with an oblique strain he suffered while taking batting practice. Fantasy players playing in 20-team, NL only leagues with 30 round drafts should update their draft boards. The rest of us will continue not caring.

Thomas Debuts – Frank Thomas made his appearance as a Blue Jay yesterday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI. Check out that and the rest of ESPN’s Grapefruit League roundup.

Sitting Down With Pos – Alex Belth of Bronx Banter interviews Joe Posnanski about The Soul of Baseball, his new book on Buck O’Neill.

Losing Proposition – David Pinto links to an interesting story explaining how baseball teams lose money on spring training.

Mock Draft – RotoAuthority publishes the results of their inaugural H2H draft. Personally, I think that that guy’s team isn’t that great, since his supposed strength, the pitching staff, involves Roger Clemens, Cole Hamels and Rich Hill as starters, which is a tremendous amount of risk, even for pitching. And his offense? Well…

Today at THT

The Best Benches in the National League – The Brewers are No. 1 in Jeff’s heart. Coincidentally, they also top this list.

Shea It Ain’t So – A-Rod A-Met? A-Possibility!

This Annotated Week in Baseball History: March 4-10, 2001 – On March 8, 2001, Albert Belle’s de facto retirement began. But how much would this ultimately end up costing the Baltimore Orioles, their fans and the man formerly known as Joey?

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