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Around the Diamond - Weekly Linkage
Dan Port | Friday May 27th, 2011
Quentin recently had the third three-homer game of May. (Icon SMI)
Quentin recently had the third three-homer game of May. (Icon SMI)
Around the Diamond looks at our favorite baseball articles and observations throughout the internet.  Here's what we're reading this week.

-Professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage (born Randy Poffo) passed away last week, and Jeff Pearlman of SI.com has an interesting tribute to Poffo's short minor league baseball career.

-Major League Baseball recently had its third three-home run game in a week, and its fourth since May 12th.  Baseball Reference takes a look at three homer games coming in bunches and how rare it really is.

-On Wednesday, Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins collided with Giants catcher Buster Posey, who suffered a serious injury and will miss the rest of the 2011 season.  The San Francisco Gate has some of Cousins' thoughts on the incident and the movement to change MLB rules.

-Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has an interesting take on how things have changed regarding the "reporting" of performance enhancer use and how players like Jose Bautista are unfairly scrutinized for their success.

-Rob Neyer of SB Nation helps break down Fangraphs' latest article about Ultimate Base Running and what it means with regard to speed and overall ability.

-Following up on their 20 ugliest caps piece, SB Nation has 11 more dreadful MLB-licensed hats.

-Roto Hardball writer (and former Baseball Press Podcast guest) Eno Sarris reviews the sabremetric statistic xBABIP and uses it to research potential fantasy baseball buy-low and sell-high candidates.

-Amidst the pressure of his own prosecution and public infamy, former Giants slugger Barry Bonds has quietly offered to pay for the college educations of the young children of single father Bryan Stow, the Giants fan brutally attacked outside of Dodger Stadium earlier this season.

-A mom attending a minor league game managed to juggle her maternal duties and her baseball fanaticism this week by snagging a foul ball while cradling her infant.

-A wild Milwaukee Brewers promotion that involved hiding Bernie Brewer gnomes around the city's lakefront went awry this week when some fans staked out the spots and began hoarding the figures, leading to anger, controversy, and eBay auctions.

Dan Port, Reggie Yinger, Nate Springfield, and Brandon Warne 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.