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Around the Diamond - Weekly Linkage
Dan Port | Friday August 19th, 2011
Maxim magazine tagged along for Axford's wild night. (Icon SMI)
Maxim magazine tagged along for Axford's wild night. (Icon SMI)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we're reading this week.

-Giants reliever Santiago Casilla proves that you don't have to look like you know what you're doing to (barely) step into a big league batter's box and draw a walk. (video autoplays here)

-Maxim magazine recently chronicled an evening of antics in the brew city: A Crazy Night with John Axford. (WARNING: SLIDESHOW)

-Arizona pitcher Jason Marquis had an at-bat and tossed 13 pitches before he let a little thing like a broken leg finally force him out of Sunday's game against the New York Mets.

-Batting Stance Guy wonders what his dream team of sportscasters would look like if they all worked together on the same story. (video)

-Jesila Castrodale of NBC Sports asserts that the Little League World Series gets way too much media attention.

-Just a year after appearing in the MLB Futures Game, 22 year-old Padres shortstop prospect Drew Cumberland's rare health condition has forced him to stop playing, but he's ready to continue his baseball career by taking up coaching.

-SI.com's Joe Posnanski chronicles Jim Thome's climb to 600 career home runs and makes a case for his spot among the game's all-time greats.

-Diamondbacks infielder Stephen Drew suffered a serious ankle injury earlier this year, but he recently revealed that, in true tough guy fashion, he reset the bone while on the field to spare young fans from seeing more of the gruesome effects.

-Grantland writer Shane Ryan has a helpful guide for cash-strapped fans who want to get the best possible view at the game, though his methods may not all be all that ethical.

-Good news: Charlie Sheen is starring in another Major League sequel.  Bad news: He was injured while working on a scene for the film.


Dan Port and Reggie Yinger contributed links to this article.
Dan PortDan Port has been a writer and article editor for Baseball Press since the fall of 2009. He's a Wisconsin native and Los Angeles resident, as well as an aspiring novelist, moderately successful gambler, and avid craft beer aficionado. You can reach him at dan@baseballpress.com or check him out on Twitter @danport and at DanielPort.com.