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Around the Diamond - Weekly Linkage
Reggie Yinger | Friday February 18th, 2011
Stan the Man hit 475 career home runs with St. Louis. (Getty)
Stan the Man hit 475 career home runs with St. Louis. (Getty)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we're reading this week.

-Earlier this week, baseball legend Stan Musial received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Musial, 90, becomes the eighth former baseball icon to receive the distinguished award.

-Do you have what it takes to be Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon? DRaysBay provides readers the chance to determine their own destiny with a series of choices that effect the outcome of a particular game.

-Rob Neyer of SB Nation continues his series on the top MLB players of the decade with a look at the shortstops and the third basemen.

-Geoff Young (better known as @ducksnorts on Twitter), via ESPN.com's MLB Sweet Spot, examines a game from May 17, 1931 that may have been the worst pitching duel ever.

-Deadspin gives us the (apparently) true story of two lucky guys who were locked inside Camden Yards and lived out some of their baseball dreams.


-Harry Pavlidis of The Hardball Times reviews the career of Francisco Liriano as a member of the Minnesota Twins, which includes some PITCHf/x goodies.

Reggie Yinger and Dan Port contributed links to this article.
Reggie YingerReggie is a writer and the co-founder of Baseball Press. He enjoys fantasy baseball and hates when players bunt in baseball.