A quick trip around the internets as we eagerly away Matt Maloney’s major league debut tonight. Let’s begin with one of the funniest things we’ve ever seen….


–Justin has a very interesting graphical look at the Reds defense since 2002, including this year. Be sure to check out this year’s info (preview: there have been improvements at several positions). Fascinating.

–OMGReds has some fun facts.

–Matt Maloney is eager to make that debut, as well.

–If you are interested, here are some postgame comments from Dusty Baker and Brandon Phillips after last night’s loss. Shawn has some thoughts about the game, as well.

–Chris Sabo’s Goggles has the Chicago Cubs edition of the “All-Time Most Hated” series.

–Check out the Ten Most Embarrassing First Pitches of All-Time. I think you know where we’re going with this one. My favorite part about the Number One selection is how irritated Eric Davis looks. Good stuff.

–If you aren’t reading Reds Minor Leagues every single day, you should be.

–My Virginia Cavaliers are playing in the NCAA Super Regional this weekend, seeking a spot in the College World Series. UVa has never been to the CWS; this year is the first time they’ve ever been to a Super Regional, despite making the NCAAs each of the last five or six years.

They completely choked against Ole Miss last night, eventually losing in 12. I’m watching them now as they try to stave off elimination, and I need your good thoughts directed toward them. If you care anything about my happiness, you will take a moment to wish UVa the best today (and tomorrow, hopefully).