Monday, June 1, 2009

Off-day round-up

David Pinto of the always-interesting Baseball Musings devotes a post to our very own Mississippi Fred, "The Curious Case of Fred Lewis" (31 May). I have two beefs with the site--it loads very slowly (could be my issue not theirs) and the adverts are annoying. But the writing is good and, like ShysterBall, it is a nice spot for a quick-and-dirty snapshot of MLB happenings. As we know, Fred is a unique ballplayer, and does not seem to fit any particular type. Just wait until he busts out his guitar and mouth organ and lays down some Delta blues!

Trade Rumors has a note (31 May) that the Giants have scouted the Brewers Corey Hart. Sounds like a whole lotta nuthin' but I thought I'd pass it on.

Baseball-Reference takes a look at 2009 attendance. The Giants, surprisingly, are doing better than I thought.

You've probably seen the Andrew Pentis story about The Franchise. Tim Lincecum's next strikeout victim will be his 500th. He's been in 68 games and pitched 438-2/3 innings. WOW. For comparison, Matt Cain has 604 K's in 721 IP (114 starts).


David Pinto said...

What browser are you using and what is your connection speed?

M.C. O'Connor said...

I use IE 7.0 and have a DSL (supposedly 1 MBps) connection.

David Pinto said...

IE doesn't like my site. I'd be curious to see what you think if you try to load the site under either Firefox or Chrome.

M.C. O'Connor said...

By comparison, the ads on FanGraphs (ARCO) are waaaaay annoying. (Not that I blame anyone for having the ads, I'd sure love to generate income with my blog!)

Yours is a great site, but for some reason it "hangs" when I access it for 15-30 secs, sometimes more, before I get control of the screen again.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Yeah, I've been wanting to ditch IE anyway and try Chrome--this gives me another reason.