Wednesday's Frosty... Podcast?

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This is kind of an awful time for experimental content, but circumstances have forced my hand a bit.

Good morning and greetings from a Frosty Mug experiment.

If you were making a list of the least useful things on Earth, "a writer who can't use his hands" is something I'd encourage you to rank highly. As it turns out, I have some experience in that role. On Monday I mentioned on Twitter that I'm dealing with a hand issue, and it's actually gotten significantly worse since then. This leaves me in a tough spot because, as the owner of non-working fingers, I can't type well enough to write a full Frosty Mug.

I can still talk, though, so this morning we're going to try an experiment: The first ever audio Frosty Mug. I did my best to assimilate my usual writing style in an MP3 podcast which you can hear here:

Frosty Mug Audio Companion July 24

You can use that audio to follow along with the following list of links, which I'll number for easier reference:

(1) Padres 6, Brewers 2: Offense struggles again - Brew Crew Ball

(2) Brewers' right-hander Donovan Hand leaves game with hand injury | brewers.com: News

(3) San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers - July 24, 2013 | MLB.com Preview - Jamal Collier on Lohse v Sean O'Sullivan

(4) Francisco Rodriguez traded to the Baltimore Orioles for INF Nick Delmonico - Brew Crew Ball

(5) Todd Rosiak - Reaction from both Doug Melvin and Francisco Rodriguez - JSOnline

(6) Brewers trade Francisco Rodriguez to Orioles for prospect Nick Delmonico - Minor League Ball

(7) Good Riddance K-Rod | Ron Roenicke Stole My Baseball

(8) Get to know new Baltimore Oriole Francisco Rodriguez, obtained in trade with Milwaukee Brewers - Camden Chat

(9) Stark's Latest: Brewers, Ruggiano, Young, Storen: MLB Rumors - Stark hears that the Brewers are asking for a lot in deals

Braun reactions:

(33) Axford & Weeks Visit with Brewers Season Seat Holders " John & Cait…Plus Nine

(34) Rehabbing Ramirez takes batting practice | brewers.com: News

in the minors:

Around baseball: (38-48)

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward back in lineup while Paul Maholm on DL (bruised wrist) - ESPN
Dodgers P Jose Dominguez to the DL with quad strain - True Blue LA
Giants Designate P Hunter Strickland For Assignment: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Marlins Designate IF Chris Valaika For Assignment: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Padres: Black says Jason Marquis will have Tommy John Surgery - Gaslamp Ball
Pirates closer Grilli on DL with forearm strain, to undergo more tests | pirates.com: News
Pirates DFA Brandon Inge
Phillies P Joe Savery to DL (elbow stiffness), Valdes called up - The Good Phight
Red Sox, Pedroia agree to 7-year, $100M contract through 2021 - MLB Daily Dish
Royals acquire OF Gorkys Hernandez from Marlins for minor leaguer - MLB Daily Dish
Yankees INF Luis Cruz To The DL with knee injury

Other notes:

(49) Eric Wedge to spend a second night in the hospital | Mariners blog | Seattle Times

(50) B-Ref front page featuring standings and probables

(51) Nats Enquirer: The Pirates fan at Nationals Park with "Let's Go Bucs" shaved into his chest hair

In former Brewers:

(56) Editorial: Bartolo Colon Served His Time - Athletics Nation

(57) It’s Time To Move The Trade Deadline | FanGraphs Baseball

Baseball economics: (58) TBO.com - Monday’s game draws highest TV ratings of season

Bits of history:

(62) ‘The Sandlot’ cast members reunite 20 years later at the actual sandlot | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports

I'm hopeful that my hand issues will be corrected soon and I'll be back to writing the Mug in the coming days. In the meantime, though, let me know what you think of this feature. If enough people like it, maybe I'll try to continue to record audio as a companion piece to the Mug going forward.

Drink up.

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