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TBLA Wednesday morning links: June 26, 2019

Good morning, good moooorning!

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Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers avoided a losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. You can read the TBLA recap here.

Hyun-Jin Ryu is leading the National League Cy Young poll at the season’s halfway point. If he keeps this up, the same can be said for him at the end of the season.

If you have a subscription to The Athletic, I highly recommend you read this story. Pedro Moura writes about how Kyle Garlick went from delivering doors in SoCal to being in the big leagues.

“He would pick up a truck loaded with as many as 100 doors, each weighing as much as 300 pounds. He and his college teammate, Pirates catching prospect Christian Kelley, would set off for a construction site and hand-deliver each door.”

Around the league ...

Today marks the midway point of the season (at least for the Dodgers) so ESPN writes about everything you need to know through this point. It touches on everything from the free-agent busts to Hyun-Jin Ryu’s amazing start.

The Tampa Bay Rays held a press conference addressing the split-city proposal. Our friends over at SB Nation’s DRays Bay recapped the entire press conference.

Scott Miller writes about Mike Trout’s decision to stay in Anaheim.

But even though Trout loves his Eagles, and everything Philadelphia, and treasures his time back home in the Millville, New Jersey, area during the offseasons, amateur gumshoes working his future weren’t following the proper clues. The secret sauce in the fabulous life of Mike Trout is this: The separation between his work life out west and his personal life back east suits the 27-year-old two-time MVP.

Pinstripe Alley contributor Joshua Diemart wrote about his personal relationship with baseball as a queer person. He also discusses the Yankees Pride Night and what he hopes the team will do on their first LGBT Night.