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Linkin' Blogs 3/29

A lazy day brings you a lazy post. Here are some links to exciting stuff around the baseball bloggerhood today.

David Murphy's High Cheese lays out the upcoming pitching rotation for the Phillies and who starts which games, from today through April 18th. It includes Cole Hamels going in the home opener for the Phils. Click here to check that out.

I took part in another pre-season round table questionnaire. This time it is with a site known as Red Pin Stripes are Cooler. Subject matter includes whether or not the Phillies will re-sign Howard & Werth, which current Phillie will be a Hall of Famer and what our favorite tail gating foods are. Check that out by clicking here.

Mark Zuckerman has all the information on President Obama throwing out the first pitch at next week's opening day game against the Phillies in Washington DC. Check out the Nats Insider by clicking here.

Matt Gelb of The Phillies Zone compares John Mayberry Jr. to Jayson Werth and wonders if Mayberry could possibly be a late bloomer, just as Werth was. Have a look at that by clicking this link.

1 Blue Jays Way's The Man With the Golden Arm is finally ready to talk about Toronto's trade of Roy Halladay. It's certainly interesting to read how torn fans are over the off-season deal. Check it out here.

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I never did thank you for the link! Much appreciated. Enjoy the Doc. I have no doubt you all will be very impressed.

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