Super Sunday Links 19 June 2011

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 18: A leaderboard is seen during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 18, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Happy Fathers Day to all you fathers out there. I hope you have a wonderful day and you're able to stay out of the yard today. Here's a link just for fathers from the always great Joe Posnanski.

 

What the Astros are Growing on The Farm

RedHawks' Koby Clemens carries on in the family business | NewsOK.com
A nice profile on Koby in which he discusses baseball and dealing with the news surrounding his family.

Former Robinson pitcher Chris Lee signs with Astros | TBO.com
Sitting inside a Tampa Beef 'O' Brady's, a new Houston Astros baseball cap firmly affixed to his head, pitcher Chris Lee grinned, shaking that head.

 

Ultimate Astros " Astros set short-season minor league rosters
Steve Campbell has your list of players playing in the Astros short-season minor league rosters.

 

A 21-year-old second baseman may be on a "fast track to the big leagues." " Alyson's Footnotes
Alyson Footer spotlights Jose Altuve with an interesting quote from Ed Wade. She also addresses Richard Justices recent article about Taylor Jungmann, with an interesting tidbit on where George Springer and Jungmann ranked on the Astros draft board. Finally she shares some pictures from Dodger Stadium.

 

Astros County: The Only Astros Blog That Matters: Jean Segura vs. Jose Altuve
Astros County discusses a recent tweet by Jim Callis of Baseball America involving Jose Altuve and Jean Segura. I'll just say Callis takes the 5'11" Segura and AC takes him to task statistically. I've also found his walk up music.

 

Appy Astros: Climbing the Ladder: A look at the Progress of Prospects
One of the best things, if not the best, about short season ball starting in the Minors is we get more Appy Astro coverage. In this article AppyAstro takes a look at some of the prospects who made their way through Greenville and how they're doing now.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ugly Side of Sports

 

Greedy Woman Steals Ball From Little Girl " CBS Houston
This is unbelievable. During a recent game between the Astros and Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park, an unknown was woman caught on camera taking a ball from a sweet little girl. I had this happen to me when I was younger. A ball player threw me a ball it bounced just out of my reach and landed behind me some lady snatched it up. This brought back those painful memories.

 

Divorce Settlement Shows Frank McCourt is Rearranging Deckchairs on the Titanic with the Dodgers
Divorce Settlement Shows Frank McCourt is Rearranging Deckchairs on the Titanic with the Dodgers. If you thought I had forgotten about the juicy Dodgers situation here's your update.

 

 

 

Major League Baseball Talk

 

Jayson Stark: Rumblings and Grumblings on the great realignment debate between Stark and Buster Olney - ESPN
Would realignment be good or bad for MLB? Special guest Buster Olney joins Rumblings to discuss the pros and cons, including the DH, unbalanced schedules, the playoffs and more. Scroll down and you'll find a tidbit about the Braves checking in on Hunter Pence.

 

Astros Looking To Trade Myers, Keppinger: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Trade talk is in deadline form.

 

 

 

Replacement Level Players, Playoff Teams | FanGraphs Baseball
This one is for Ol Pete. One former Astro also shows up on the list and was part of the team that swept the Astros back in the 2005 World Series.

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