Throwing it around

It’s Thursday, and we’re lacking enthusiasm for baseball right now. Our boys have lost three in a row and they just don’t hit at all. It seems like it will be another year in which we’ll struggle for reasons to even watch the All-Star Game; leaving tradition’s sakes alone as the sole reason possibly. We press onward, because the baseball season is a marathon not a sprint. Here are today’s links.

-Lou Piniella says there is no closer controversy in Chicago, yet. [ESPN’s Sweetspot]
-The rosters for the 2009 Futures Game. [Baseball America]
-Geovany Soto tested positive for Marijuana during the WBC. [Chicago Tribune Hardball]
-We remember Dunn pimping this homer off Joe Beimel, leading to a beanball. [DC Sports Blog]
-Jayson Stark on baseball’s top mysteries of 2009. [ESPN]
-Finally, another article evidencing how BAD of luck Jay Bruce has had in 2009. [Beyond the Box Score]