Busy week here between travel and a few major events. Here’s my ESPN content from the last seven days:
* My ranking of the top 50 prospects in the minor leagues.
* On the Astros failing to come to terms with Brady Aiken or Jacob Nix.
* My recap/analysis of the players in the Futures Game, part one and part two.
* This week’s Klawchat.
This week’s links…
- There’s a surfeit of sulfur in the world, but don’t worry – eventually we’re going to need it for fertilizer.
- Worthy longread on a career in food and food writing, from a woman who rose from Botanical Gardens intern to be Anthony Bourdain’s assistant.
- I love this song – “Days With You,” by Snakehips with Sinead Harnett.
- I’ve argued for years pitchers about to see their careers end should try the screwball, and now Bruce Schoenfield has written a piece in the NY Times saying the same thing, but much more convincingly.
- Ancient civilizations didn’t have toothpaste, but they may have chewed on a weed called purple nutsedge for the same reason.
And a bonus link: one of the chefs I follow on Twitter (probably Tom Colicchio but I’m not sure) posted a link to exo, a company that makes nutrition bars using cricket flour – yes, cleaned, dried, ground-up bugs. While my immediate reaction was to be very weirded-out, that’s probably not rational, no more so than people who eat common cuts of meat (as I do) but refuse to eat offal (much of which I do eat and enjoy). So, would you eat a protein bar made of finely milled crickets?