TD Recommends: Whiffle, Paul DePodesta, & Moonshots

So, you're a cool ass teenager. You get a sweet idea to go all Ray Kinsella and build a mini-Fenway for you and your buddies to play some Whiffle on. Then some bitchy neighbors and jerk off lawyers try and ruin all the fun. Eff that. TD recommends you check out this great article from the New York Times for more on this story. Yeah, we're lawyers here. But we're rootin' hard for the kids. Damn the man, boys. Damn the man. Save the Empire!

I've known about ex-Billy Beane right hand man, Moneyball star, current San Diego Padres front office assistant, and fellow Blogger, um, blogger, Paul DePodesta's blog for a while now. But, until today, didn't see a whole lot of point in passing it along to be honest. Today, however, DePodesta has a nice little post up that gets you inside the head of baseball GM around the trade deadline. TD recommends giving it a look. Good stuff.

And, finally, Dunn's moonshot in today's homer-fest is worth another look. It hit the friggin' building across Sheffield, below the Lakeview Baseball Club's AC sign. That's about 480-490 feet. Which is a long way to hit a baseball.
[Mechanized bull noises in background]
Crash Davis: Well, he really hit the shit outta that one, didn't he?
[laughs]
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: [softly, infuriated] I held it like an egg.
Crash Davis: Yeah, and he scrambled the son of a bitch. Look at that, he hit the fucking bull! Guy gets a free steak!
[laughs]
Crash Davis: You having fun yet?
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Oh, yeah. Havin' a blast.
Crash Davis: Good.
[pause]
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: God, that sucker teed off on that like he knew I was gonna throw a fastball!
Crash Davis: He did know.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: How?
Crash Davis: I told him.

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