Wednesday Morning Hot Links
There's not much happening in AstroWorld right now, but I guess I felt some sort of compulsion. I need professional help.
*I turned 41 this week. Last night, I needed to pop my back and so I laid down face-down in the floor and my dear wife popped it for me. She also, because she is swole, cracked one of my ribs. This comes on the heels of breaking a bone in my foot in July and tripping before Thanksgiving and breaking two ribs in my back. Things are great.
*MLB.com on how the AL West's catchers stack up.
*Forrest Whitley gets some love for his changeup and cutter.
*The Astros are preparing for fans in the stands at Spring Training.
*Check out Jake Kaplan's new Astros mailbag, which discusses Carlos Correa and his extension possibilities, Jeremy Pena, the decision to re-sign Michael Brantley after not extending a qualifying offer, Pedro Leon, farm system rankings, the leadoff spot, and Chas McCormick vs. Stephen Souza.
*Government officials are recommending delaying the start of the 2021 MLB season by a month.
*Make sure you check out Levi Weaver's (unlocked) article on living with Depression.
*The Atlantic: The Library of Possible Futures.
*Leeds United 1 Everton 2. Leeds dominated the entire second half, but couldn't overcome an inexplicable first goal and a predictable goal off a corner kick. Leeds remain in 11th place, but are at less than 1% to get relegated.
*Outside: Is fast food better for you when it's plant-based? As someone who had an Impossible Breakfast Sandwich just this morning, either I got hoodwinked or that stuff is legit.
*Myanmar or Burma? Why the different names matter.
*The Golden Globe nominations were released and the only thing I can think of is why Scandal isn't on there.
*Rolling Stone: The Ballad of Justin Townes Earle.
*I am on a year-long quest to listen to all of Rolling Stone's Greatest 500 Albums of All-Time. I won't listen to compilations or albums that aren't on Spotify, but I am now on #399 and let me tell you, I've already listened to a whole bunch of bullcrap in 2021.
*The Musical Selection is Not Bullcrap: