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Around the Diamond - Weekly Linkage
Dan Port | Friday May 25th, 2012
Josh Hamilton's season just keeps getting more superhuman. (US Presswire)
Josh Hamilton's season just keeps getting more superhuman. (US Presswire)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we're reading this week.

-For anyone who missed it, rapper Snoop Dogg tossed out the first pitch for Thursday night's Chicago White Sox game against the Twins.  Not surprisingly, the pitch was a bit high.

-Josh Hamilton's 2012 season numbers have been superhuman, and now he is literally running through walls.

-Cincinnati-area college student Caleb Lloyd has had a pretty good week:  after catching back-to-back home runs on Monday, the Reds made him an honorary captain for the Tuesday's game.

-Seattle infielder and Alex Liddi is just major league baseball's second Italian-born player, and Fangraphs writer Alex Remington gives a rundown of the rarity of European big leaguers and who has been the best among them.

-A Babe Ruth jersey recently sold at auction for a record $4.4 million- 44 times what Ruth himself went for back in 1919.

-Deadspin has an excerpt from Chris Ballard's recently published book chronicling the amazing story of the 1971 Macon High Ironmen.

-The New York Post's Joel Sherman asks if the New York Yankees tendency to enlist older, veteran players is finally catching up to them this season.

-Tigers outfielder Quintin Berry had over 3000 minor league plate appearances before his big league debut Wednesday night, and he amazingly collected his first major league hit by bunting for a double.
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.