Thursday Morning Click Thru – 12/15/2011

We return this week to our regularly scheduled Thursday morning click-thru.  Enjoy! Here is a bet I’m willing to make:  if you love tabletop sports sims, you will love to marvel at the sharp and fine aesthetics of the back of your baseball cards in this image  gallery of the Complete History of Topps Baseball Card backs.   I grew up sharing a room with my brothers, just as John Viola grew up sharing a room with his big brother Frank Viola.  I loved this Baseball Prospectus piece on Frank Viola, not just because one of the nine stories in … Continue reading

Thursday Morning Click-Thru 12/1/2011

Things I found interesting this week that somehow relate to the stuff we talk about here at * The Cosmic Baseball Association:  I’ve been following it since 2005, and it’s always interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking.  Where else can you find a team of American Presidents playing against a non-humanoid team of classic motion picture cameras and film products?  Or, abstract numbers vs. Pre-Raphaelites?  I would love to one day interview the mysterious editor about this league and how it is run, but I almost don’t want to ruin the mystery for myself.  I almost prefer the mystery.  What does … Continue reading

The Thursday Morning Click-Thru

It’s Thanksgiving and, if you’re like me, you’re sitting around with family, eating, relaxing, watching tv, maybe browsing the internet on a laptop or tablet.  Here are some links you might like.   This week’s best sporting links, curated by yours truly:   HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to StratFanForum poster Nitrous Oxide who has been tracking every home run hit in his Strat-O-Matic career (which began in 1984).  On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Nitrous rolled his 10,000th home run when Negro Leaguer Bonnie Serrell faced off against Dave Steib. Speaking of Dave Steib, is he one of the top 50 players of all-time who … Continue reading