Throwing it around

Happy All-Star Workout Day! This has always been my favorite couple of days during the baseball season and the Reds have four representatives at the All-Star game so it deems them as somewhat relevant. And even though they coasted into the break on fumes, it should be a pretty good couple of days ‘off’ for us all. And the 2011 Reds are showing many that fans need time off as well. Hopefully your pets made it through the first half of the season because the way the Reds are playing it makes some probably want to feed their pets to a chip-shredder.

-A clubhouse convo with former New York Met Howard Johnson. Does he know how great he was in RBI Baseball? [Next Level Ballplayer]
-The 5 best and 5 worst MLB Home Run Derby performances. [Big League Stew]
-Bryce Harper is coming along according to plan. [The GM’s Office]
-ESPN has unleashed the Home Run Derby Tracker for tonight’s bombs. [ESPN]
-A nice little table of the salaries of the All-Star Game’s starters. [Off Base Percentage]
-A record 83 players were named All-Stars this year. Not good. [USA Today Daily Pitch]