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).