Thursday A.M. Links

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 25: "It isn't lupus." (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)


Richard Durrett has his rapid reax to the game, and talks about Derek Holland having a decent start while still giving up homers, and Nelson Cruz finally getting the homer swing back. Nellie's pedestrian season is more upsetting to me than Hamilton's bad stretch, for some reason.

Durrett also discusses Josh Hamilton talking about his offensive struggles before the game. You know what bothers me the most about that post? Durrett says Hamilton was wearing a Roy Hobbs Knights jersey. I wonder if Josh is familiar with the word "hubris."

Evan Grant's post game notes and quotes discusses Holland sending a message for the Beltre beaning, and Wash doing Wash things with Gentry. Grant also has a post about the Josh Hamilton pregame crappy plate approach discussion.

T.R. Sullivan's notes also include include Josh's pregame comments. Josh says pitchers know if they pitch him out of the zone he'll likely swing at it, and when he's going good he'll still get hits on those swings. Color me skeptical. Sullivan also says Feliz will make 2 to 3 more rehab starts and that Perez will be moving to the bullpen.

Jeff Wilson has a game recap, and Drew Davison's Wednesday notes quote Washington saying he's never seen a third baseman make a play like Beltre made on a bunt by Pedro Ciriaco on Tuesday, and that Colby Lewis is going under the knife tomorrow morning.

Anthony Andro also noticed the Roy Hobbs jersey Hamilton was wearing before Wednesday's game,and quotes him as saying, "When I'm swinging at pitches out of the zone it's no big deal, when I'm swinging and missing them it's a big deal." Well, Josh, step one is admitting you have a problem.

And finally, in service of my obsession with YouTube cover songs, here's an impossibly fresh-faced and cute girl covering We Are Young with a hipster and a schlub. It's not Nicki Bluhm and her blues kazoo, but, then, who is?

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