I’ll be part of ESPN2′s broadcast of the MLB Futures Game on Sunday starting at 5 pm Eastern. If you’re going to be at the game, I’ll try to be available between BP and the first pitch up on the concourse behind home plate. My most recent preview piece on the game went up Friday.
* This made the rounds on Twitter this morning – a Times story titled ”The Worst Marriage in Georgetown,” featuring not only a bad marriage, but intrigue, fraud, and murder, all in one exceptionally well-written article.
* Outstanding journalism by NPR’s Kelly McEvers, examining the effects of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, from demonstrating that official reports are understating civilian casualties to examining the question of whether such efforts are merely creating more militants than they’re eliminating.
* Friend of the dish Ken Trem… er, Michael Schur talks to TV Guide about season 5 of the best comedy on television, Parks and Recreation.
* This Smithsonian slideshow on the 20 best food trucks in the U.S. is from February, although I just came across it last week. I haven’t tried the lone Phoenix entry, a crème brulee truck called Torched Goodness.
* Mental Floss delivers again with a piece from last month on twelve famous novelists who answered a teenager’s questions back in 1963 on whether symbolism in their work was intentional.
* Finally, I mentioned this baseball-themed dance routine from So You Think You Can Dance, my wife’s new favorite show, on the podcast earlier this week. The best part is the first 15-20 seconds of the routine, when the dancer in the faux-Texas uniform does this robot-like technique that defies belief, after which it pretty much lost me.