SB Nation's MLB All-Star links (of the Week): 4/21 - 4/25

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An All-Star lineup of links from SB Nation's best MLB team blogs.

A look at the very best SB Nation's MLB blogs have to offer from both leagues.

The AL

An interview with a former major league pitcher on whether or not pine tar does more than help you hold onto the ball. (Over The Monster)

Is Brian McCann pressing? (Pinstripe Alley)

How is Toronto's Mark Buehrle still thriving after all these years? (Beyond the Box Score)

Can Michael Brantley keep this power surge going? (Let's Go Tribe)

A breakdown of Detroit's beleagured bullpen (Bless You Boys)

Kauffman Stadium: a place where home run hitters are born and home runs go to die. (Royals Review)

The future of the Mariners' magical marketing promotions. (Lookout Landing)

A wonderful piece on being a fan and raising one too. (Crawfish Boxes)

Why keeping your head on straight isn't as important as you think it is. (Athletics Nation)

The NL

The rising price of Pablo Sandoval. (McCovey Chronicles)

It is a small world after all. Just ask the Padres. (Gaslamp Ball)

The headline says it all: "Lance Lynn deserved a much better fate, but that's baseball". (Viva El Birdos)

It was a birthday party at Wrigley Field! And it was about as much fun as you'd expect... (Bleed Cubbie Blue)

The Great American Ballpark's great beer selection. (Red Reporter)

How awesome is Cliff Lee: A Survey (The Good Phight)

Good luck only last so long. (Talking Chop)

Is Nationals Park getting bigger.. OR ARE WE GETTING SMALLER? (Federal Baseball)

On being a fan without a county. (Amazin' Avenue)

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