If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve recently started a new job, and the transition of the last two weeks has been a little chaotic as I get used to a new routine. It’s cut into my writing time a bit, but thankfully, I have the rest of the crew here to help pick up my slack.
That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been keeping up with what’s going on out there in the baseball world. Far from it.
I wanted to pass along a few great links that you should check out:
Earlier today, Billy Butler was named the recipient of the 2012 Hutch Award. The award is named after Fred Hutchinson who died at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Proceeds from the awards luncheon go towards cancer research and early detection efforts. Butler is an active member of the Royals when it comes to community outreach, and it has to be an honor to have his efforts recognized.
Connor Moylan did a fine job at Royals Review explaining why I’ve turned a 180 on the potential for signing Edwin Jackson. Last August I said Jackson was “more hype than substance“. Now, I’d like the Royals to sign Jackson, but don’t think that they will.
Over at I70 Baseball, Heath Cummings is drinking the Kool-Aid and gave away spoilers for the first six months of 2012 as they relate to the Royals. Good news! At the end of June, the Royals will be 11 games over .500!
Finally, my favorite find this week:
Ethan Bryan is a baseball fan and father who is passing on his love of baseball and the Royals to his daughters. He’s undertaking a huge project – trying to publish a book about the experience of life as a baseball fan and father. I can say all kings of great things about his posted excerpt but it’s really best that I let it speak for itself. Read it here. If you’re interested in helping him get the project off the ground, he’s raising funds to get published.