Super Sunday Links 12 June 2011

SPRINGFIELD, IL - JUNE 10: Caddie Chad Payne (L) hands the American Flag themed flagstick to Lance Corporal Joshua McClendon (R) during the second round of the LPGA State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club on June 10, 2011 in Springfield, Illinois. Friday was Military Appreciation Day at the LPGA State Farm Classic. Members of the United States Army and Illinois National Guard served as standard bearers, while two United States Marines tended to the flagsticks at the ninth and 18th greens. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

While putting these links together I came across Troy Yocum who is an Iraq Veteran walking 7,000 miles in attempt to raise 5 million dollars for military families in need. There will be a video after the jump to learn more.

 

Switching Leagues

MLB talks switching National League team to American League, sources say - ESPN
A form of realignment has been raised in labor talks between MLB and the players' union, according to three sources: Two leagues of 15 teams, rather than the current structure of 16 NL teams and 14 in the AL. I know many of you hate the DH, but I'd welcome the idea of moving Carlos Lee to the DH role.

Ultimate Astros " Astros to the AL reportedly an option, would fans be for it?
Zachary Levine with his take on the rumors about the Astros moving to the American League.

Forget the Houston Astros moving to American League: Jim Crane ownership group not interested - 2011-Jun-11 - CultureMap Houston
It appears Jim Crane may not be happy with the idea of MLB wanting to move the Astros to the AL. I believe this to be more speculation on the part of the source than actual knowledge of Crane's thinking, but a good point is brought up. Crane probably doesn't like the idea that they're trying to throw this in to the approval process, which I would be annoyed with.

 

 

To The Minor Leagues

Legends pitcher Chowning, a Kentuckian, is a gamer | Lexington Legends | Kentucky.com
I've never heard of this guy, but he sounds intriguing and I love the fact that he was at one point ranked number 14 in the world in Call of Duty. I wonder if that's what relief pitchers do while waiting for the call.

Keuchel stellar in Hooks' shutout | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Dallas Keuchel allowed one hit and struck out eight over seven innings Friday, pitching Corpus Christi to a 4-0 win over Midland.

 

Statistics

The MEI " Morgan Ensberg's Baseball IQ
Ensberg comes up with his own statistic for college baseball. It kind of reminds me of the turnover statistic in football.

 

Video after the jump

 

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