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Daily Link Dump 5/20/14

Links before the first of three games against the Rays.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Barack Obama will be heading to Cooperstown as the first President to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame while in office.

Beer developed in Louisville Slugger bats? To benefit families of service members? How about yes!

Andrew Cashner does not need Tommy John surgery!

Texas isn't exactly sure what to do with right-handed pitcher Tanner Scheppers.

Rinku Singh, one of the pitchers from "Million Dollar Arm," underwent Tommy John surgery.

Peter Gammons believes Kevin Towers is on his way out in Arizona.

If you didn't have issues with the Angels before, check out this guy demolishing an older woman for a foul ball.

In a style strikingly similar to that of AN's own Jerry Brewer, Mike Parker broke down changes in Mike Trout's swing that could have led to the Anaheim outfielder's weak start to the season.

You probably haven't heard of the Mumbai Indians, and you almost certainly haven't heard of Kieron Pollard. Check out this incredible catch he made during a recent cricket match!

Carson Cistulli shows us an interesting exchange between Miguel Cabrera and Corey Kluber.

Based on NERD scores, tonight's A's game is one of the most exciting matchups of the evening.

Dallas Keuchel has been one of the best pitchers in the division during the first month and a half of 2014.

Sam Miller looks at the brighter side of recent pitcher injuries.

Gabe Kapler presents us with the story of Josh Rosen and an inside look at religion in baseball.

Anaheim is set to activate David Freese and Kole Calhoun off the DL in the next few days. This could result in Grant Green heading back to the minors. If you recall, Calhoun got hurt during the A's series at Angel Stadium last month.

Anthony Castrovince breaks down the A's group of unusual parts that have gelled together to form one of baseball's strongest teams.

Congratulations to Brandon MossAL Player of the Week!

Susan Slusser reports on Drew Pomeranz and the lessons he learned from his brother.

Tonight's minor league action includes the River Cats hosting Jeff Francoeur and the El Paso Chihuahuas.

On this day a year ago, the A's left an entire village on base against Josh Lindblom, but they cruised to a 9-2 win over Texas.

Tonight's starting lineup includes Nick Punto at shortstop, as Jed Lowrie is day-to-day with the neck strain that took him out of Sunday's game in the second inning.