As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan became the oldest person to ever manage a professional baseball game on this date in 2005. The 87-year-old, whose one day of employment only lasted until the third inning when he argued balls and strikes with the umpire, was eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Philadelphia A’s. Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Cracked Bell Sports reflects on Charlie Manuel's time in Philadelphia.
- Pinstripe Pundits discusses the Yankees' aging outfield.
- Swingin A's looks at a possible reunion for Barry Zito and Oakland.
- Replacement Level Red Sox argues that Boston should look into signing Jose Dariel Abreu.
- Inside The Zona breaks down Paul Goldschmidt's NL MVP candidacy.
- Kings Of Kauffman applauds Bruce Chen.
- Camden Depot attempts to identify Jim Johnson's problem.
- Wahoo's On First wonders if the Tribe missed out on the chance to extend Jason Kipnis cheaply.
- The Giants Cove examines the legend of RISP.
- Shutdown Inning explains why Jurickson Profar is untradeable.
- Baseball Hot Corner updates us on the progress of some of 2013's top draft picks.
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