Daily Link Dump 4/30/14

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Links before the series finale in Texas.

Eric Byrnes will be raising money for the Pat Tillman Foundation by playing independent ball in San Rafael.

Kevin Frandsen made a wacky play off a carom in Houston.

Doug Fister will return to action on May 7, which means his spot in the rotation will probably not come up when the Nationals are in Oakland.

A.J. Griffin's Tommy John surgery is taking place today in Houston.

Here's a cool graphic of baseball stadiums with dimensions proportional to the Fibonacci sequence.

Introducing Jeremy Blachman's new game, Johntasy Baseball! A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker would be two of the most valuable players in the game.

The A's are not one of the teams in pursuit of Joel Hanrahan.

According to David Cameron, Anaheim is far better than their record shows. However, one must keep in mind that they are managed by Mike Scioscia and have an extremely volatile bullpen.

Benjamin Hill wrote a neat article that will appeal to fans of baseball and fans of The Simpsons.

Today's minor league action includes Arnold Leon pitching for the River Cats.

On this day a year ago, the A's only needed nine innings as they outslugged Anaheim, 10-6.

Tonight's starting lineup strongly resembles last night's, with Jed Lowrie getting the night off.

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