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Around the Diamond - Weekly Linkage
Dan Port | Friday April 20th, 2012
49 year-old Jamie Moyer set a major league record on Tuesday. (US Presswire)
49 year-old Jamie Moyer set a major league record on Tuesday. (US Presswire)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we're reading this week.

The Miami Marlins finally hit a home run in their new ballpark, which means that the elaborate piece of artwork out in centerfield was finally illuminated in all of its glory.

Colorado righthander Jamie Moyer became the oldest winning pitcher in major league history on Tuesday night when he tossed seven solid innings to beat the San Diego Padres.  There's no report on if he told them to "get off his lawn."

Sports website The Classical explains that Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a unique case: a baseball prospect grounded squarely in the present, and not the past.

If anyone was wondering how former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra's personal and financial downfall happened as fast as it did, the New York Times recently re-ran their July 2011 story recapping the last three years of Dykstra's life.

The Dodgers turned a controversial triple play on Sunday when a bunted ball appeared to be called foul but was in play (video included).

-Veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez finally decided to hang up his spikes and retire this year, and Dayn Perry at Eye on Baseball breaks down exactly where "Pudge" ranks among the all-time great major league backstops.

Miami Marlins pitcher and former Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano surprised this week when he spoke highly of the city of Chicago and his former franchise during a Florida series between the two teams.

The latest piece from SI.com's Tom Verducci raises many questions about the modern bullpen and the growing number of closer breakdowns in MLB.

How good is Washington outfielder Rick Ankiel's throwing arm?  So good that he makes the highlight reel even when a runner decides not to test him (video included).

Deadspin catches up with 1974 Cy Young Award winner Mike Marshall, whose unique pitching style and doctoral education made him one of baseball's most durable pitchers and, later in life, a coaching outcast.

Reggie Yinger, Nate Springfield, and Dan Port 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.