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Around the Diamond - Weekly Linkage
Dan Port | Friday April 27th, 2012
The day has come for fans who want to smell like Yankees. (US Presswire)
The day has come for fans who want to smell like Yankees. (US Presswire)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we're reading this week.

A lot has been made of 49 year-old Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer's fastball topping out at "only" 78 miles-per-hour this year, but a free ticket promotion by the minor league Fort Myers Miracle proved that it may not be as easy as one would think.

There's good news for anyone who wants to smell like Nick Swisher, now that Yankees cologne and perfume is on sale.

SB Nation's Rob Neyer reminds us that another ageless wonder is making some history this season, as 45 year-old infielder Omar Vizquel is part of an elite group of non-pitcher, non-gimmick MLB players who have played into their mid-forties.

Save On Brew does an important thing and figures out the average per-ounce cost of beer at all major league stadiums.
Ivan Rodriguez officially retired this week. Instead of throwing out the first pitch conventionally at a Rangers game, Pudge threw to second base from the behind the plate (video).

Bleacher Report's Steven Goldman has assembled a humorous slideshow speculating on some 2012 AL MVP candidates (WARNING: SLIDESHOW).
Zeddie Little has stolen hearts as the internet meme "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy", but now there's a "Ridiculously Photogenic Ballplayer":  Mr. John Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs

While baseball fans were celebrating 100 years of Fenway Park, another (now largely unused) iconic baseball stadium celebrated its 100th birthday.
SI.com's Joe Lemire notes that MLB's three true outcome percentages (or TTO, meaning homers, strikeouts, and walks) are alarmingly high this season and could reach an all-time high by the end of the year.

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.