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KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09:  A young Kansas City Royals fan looks on during the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals on July 9, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: A young Kansas City Royals fan looks on during the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals on July 9, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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While Derek Jeter was getting his 3,000 hit I was putting together these links that I'm happy to announce only has one Jeter link in it. 


Blunders

CNN Graphic Erroneously Shows Jeter with 3000 Home Runs, Not Hits

Way to go Cable News Network.

 


Happenings at the Minor League Level

 

Who is that masked man? " Alyson's Footnotes
A very nice profile by Alyson Footer of Chris Wallace. Included is some insight into Wallace's use of the special mask he has on in his helmet. If I'm Wallace I'm embracing the Darth Vader thing, maybe with some breathing or the empire march playing when I walk up to the plate.

Astros want to build a farm system like the Royals' | NewsOK.com

Some tidbits about what the Astros are looking to do in regards to rebuilding the farm system.

Cy-Fair alum’s rising through the Astros’ system - Your Houston News: Sports

Chris Wallace, a 2006 Cy-Fair High graduate, is roaring through the Houston Astros’ farm system like a fast train. Wallace is getting a lot of play and for good reason. Where would you rank him in the Astros top 10?

LHP Xavier Cedeno evolving into inspirational, feel-good story in Astros' system - Houston Houston Astros | Examiner.com

If you thought Stephen Goff was done looking at Astro prospects you were wrong. He profiles Corpus Christi Hooks starter Xavier Cedeno who wasn't even in the Astros farm system last year. 

 

 

 

Happenings at the Major League Level

Joe Blogs: The Frenchy Formula
In taking a look at some of Jeff Francoeur's numbers Joe Posnanski brings up an interesting point about the changing environment in baseball.

Joe Blogs: A Blunder From The Past

This is just a shame. If there's one thing baseball typically does well is honor the past, in this case it's an absolute fail.