Throwing it around

The Reds lost to the Cubs. What a surprise. But there’s still a lot of baseball to cover, and Cincinnati is afterall, an afterthought. We’re just days from the All-Star Break. A week from yesterday ‘the game’s brightest stars’ take the field in the Bronx to do battle for the right to home field advantage in the World Series. Our money is on the AL this season.

-Talking about Harden, Dunn, and Mike Pelfrey. [Hardball]
-Support the stache and get Giambi into the All-Star Game. Do you have any doubts? [Lady at the Bat]
-Big night last night for Miggy Cabrera. [Bless You Boys]
-Barry Zito’s Fathead, sold at a bargain basement rate. [Deadspin]
-Checking in with A.J. Burnett. [The Mockingbird]