Throwing it around

It’s sunday night and all is quiet on the western front. The Reds became the first sweep victim at the Washington Nationals new stadium. Football preseason starts this week. It’s a good time for that. We try to light the flame for our favorite sport though while we still can.

-Skip Caray died today. RIP Skip. [Baseball Musings]
-Memories of the Manny Ramirez era in Boston. [Y! Sports Big League Stew]
-Some game photos from a Durham Bulls game on Honey Night. [Ump Bump]
-We’re not the only ones who miss Eric Wedge’s mustache. [Waiting for Next Year]
-The Devil Rays are approaching 70 wins quickly. [Bugs & Cranks]
-Manny Ramirez had a huge day today at Dodger Stadium. Four hits and another homer. [Blue Notes]
-Carlos Beltran is New York’s biggest baseball disappointment. A good read, even from Mike Lupica. [NY Daily News]
-The final old timers day at Yankee Stadium is in the books. [MLB Source]