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Around the Diamond - Links of Interest
Dan Port | Friday June 22nd, 2012
Expect plenty more clown questions, bro. (US Presswire)
Expect plenty more clown questions, bro. (US Presswire)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we've been reading or watching lately.

-The New Jersey Senate is pushing to
have Roberto Clemente's number 21 retired across all of Major League Baseball.

-Here's the ultimate "that's a clown question, bro" mix, courtesy of BryceHarperFacts.com.  It comes just in time for news that the outfielder has applied to trademark his now infamous quip.

-Aubrey Huff pulled an Aubrey Huff move and injured himself while trying to celebrate Matt Cain's perfect game.

-The Score looks back at one of the most bizarre uniform promotions in MLB history: Turn Ahead the Clock Night. 

-Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays (which has only been around since 1998) will be donning some 1970's style "faux back" uniforms next weekend.

-Amy K. Nelson recently profiled baseball's best boss: Charleston RiverDogs part-owner Bill Murray.  Yes, that Bill Murray.

-With many draftees signing this week, Baseball America explains that the MLB Amateur Draft is more than a crapshoot.

-Jaleel White (better known to everyone as TV's Steve Urkel) tossed out the first pitch for the Nationals on Saturday.  The cop from Die Hard was reportedly pretty impressed.  (video autoplays)

-How good is R.A. Dickey this year?  According to SB Nation's Rob Neyer, he's better than any knuckleballer has ever been, ever.

-In Hollywood news, Casey Affleck is slated to write and direct a film based on the life of former drug addict and 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton.


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.