The Day’s Reading, 5/24/17

I missed book group with all the coughing :(

Baseball

Sam Miller, ESPN, For Jered Weaver, end coming not with a bang but with a whimper (May 24, 2017)

Sam Miller, ESPN, The bullpen revolution has not been televised (May 19, 2017)

Sam Miller, ESPN, Death, taxes and Mike Trout’s WAR (May 12, 2017)

Michael Baumann, The Ringer, The Next Level of Francisco Lindor (May 24, 2017)

Jason Wojciechowski & Patrick Dubuque & Nathan Bishop, Baseball Prospectus, Short Relief: Votto’s Insult Comedy, Weaver’s Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy’s Achievement (May 24, 2017)

Trump, et al.

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post, Sessions didn’t disclose meetings with Russian officials on security clearance form (May 24, 2017)

Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect, Tricky Dick and the Donald (May 24, 2017)

Hannity

David Weigel, The Washington Post, The life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory (May 24, 2017)

Being Gay in America

Dylan Lewis, New York Times, My Family Didn’t Accept Me. Ole Miss Did. (May 23, 2017) — for fuck’s sake, what is wrong with us

Gianforte

Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money, Gianforte (May 24, 2017) — the early voting aspect of this may mean we can’t hold Gianforte accountable in the normal democratic way, though (a) that won’t excuse him not being charged with assault and (b) it might well provide cover for us to dismiss a genuinely alarming event. It’s not the last step before fascism, but if Gianforte gets off scot-free and wins, and we all go “well he’d have lost if the voters knew about it when they voted” then we can handwave away the kind of thing that isn’t supposed to happen in thriving, open, healthy democracies.

David Weigel, The Washington Post, Republican candidate in Montana race allegedly ‘body-slammed’ reporter, prompting police investigation (May 24, 2017)

TV

Manchester

Souad Mekhennet & Rick Noack & Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post, Signs of the Manchester attacker’s possible radicalization appeared more than a year ago (May 24, 2017)

Music

Brian Howe, Pitchfork, Sam Amidon: The Following Mountain (May 25, 2017)

Zoe Camp, Pitchfork, Dreamcar: Dreamcar (May 25, 2017)

Theater

Frank Rizzo, Variety, Off Broadway Review: ‘Building the Wall,’ the Hot-Button Drama About Trump’s America (May 25, 2017)

Los Angeles

Isaac Eger, Los Angeles Magazine, Here’s What It Takes to Play Pickup Basketball in L.A. (May 24, 2017)