It's been awhile since I've done a links post. So here's some quality reading as you gaze longingly at the clock mounted above your cubicle as you count the minutes to a glorious three day weekend.
Royal Heritage: Royal Doubles
Everything you ever wanted to know about Royal players hitting doubles but were afraid to ask.
Royally Speaking: Bruce Chen: Rolling With The Greats (and Mark Redman)
How Chen measures up against left-handed mediocrity.
Kings of Kauffman: The Royals, Extensions and Cautionary Tales of Big Contracts
Tiptoeing through a minefield... Look, there's Ryan Howard!
PineTar Press: Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. "Beaver Nuggets"
Beaver Nuggets? The official snack of Frank Drebin.
mindahaas.net: Chasers notes, featuring an awkward autograph story
Spoiler alert: The "kid" who doesn't recognize Wil Myers is actually Dayton Moore.
Miscellany following the jump...
The Mogul Who Made Justin Bieber : The New Yorker
Meet the new Col. Parker.
Clint Eastwood chair speech provides baffling highlight at Romney coronation | Film | guardian.co.uk
Missed this... Because I was watching something that actually mattered. You know, baseball.
The numbers don't lie: Baltimore isn't going anywhere - Grantland
Jonah Keri called the Royals part of "a cupcake party" for the Tigers at the end of the season. Hey! Take that back!
Tennis: The Sport That Forgot About Scouting - U.S. Open - WSJ.com
An uncharted frontier: Tennis. Somebody start a blog or something. Pop Tarts For Tennis.