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The Vancouver Canadians have unveiled its expansion plans for Nat Bailey Stadium in 2015.


An artist rendering of the Nat Bailey Expansion Project was unveiled at the stadium during the Vancouver Canadians World Series Party for Nat Pack and season ticket holders.
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The world Series started yesterday and the game did not live up to the standards of the previous rounds. In recent years the World Series has been less enthralling than the previous rounds, two of the last three series have been sweeps. The Giants get to pitch Madison Bumgarner twice against the Royals and that could give them an edge. The Royals do have a lot of left handed hitters and that works in favour of Bumngarner and the Giants.

The Royals face a must win game tonight with Yordano Ventura facing Jake Peavy.

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Dane Johnson is the Blue Jays minor league pitching coordinator and a frequent guest here at Da Box. Dane talks to us about instructional league and how some of the younger prospects are doing.
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Doug Davis is the Blue Jays minor league field coordinator. He talked to us last week from Dunedin where he was supervising the Blue Jays instructional league.
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Finally, a break from hockey! The American League Championship Series starts up tonight with the Kansas City Royals visiting the Baltimore Orioles. The National League Championship Series begins tomorrow with the San Francisco Giants at the St. Louis Cardinals.



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Baseball is a funny game! R.A. Dickey and Miguel Gonzalez had given up a combined 50 home runs (25 apiece) heading into their final starts of the season. Instead of a home run derby and offensive fireworks, only one run was scored.


Dalton Pompey is greeted by first base coach Tim Leiper after a single to lead off the second inning. Pompey was later picked off at first.
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants are one win away from joining baseball's final four as they host Game 4 of their respective National League Division Series.
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Four games today! More tomorrow! And the next day!
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With the amazing year we've seen in the Jays minors it got me to thinking about prospects and how the Jays ones have done and what is the best year we've ever seen.  Could we currently have the strongest farm in Jays history?  Doubtful, but lets do a check.
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A few months ago I discussed why we had shut off new member registrations. To recap, the volume of spam member requests were creating a logistical nightmare and were in turn slowing the site. we were receiving hundreds of spam member requests every day and in our system they had to be manually declined one by one.

I am happy to announce that we will reopen registration later today or tomorrow and leave it open until Monday evening. So if you have been waiting to register now is your chance.

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In tha AL Wild Card, it was Jason Frasor, Winning Pitcher. Tonight, Travis Snider gets his moment on a Big Stage,
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A second straight month of co-winners! Congratulations go out to Scott Copeland, Franklin Barreto and Rowdy Tellez for winning the last monthly installments of the Batter's Box Minor League awards.


Scott Copeland won Pitcher of the Month honours for August/September by earning four first-star selections to give him 20 points. Franklin Barreto and Rowdy Tellez earned 14 points apiece to share the Hitter of the Month hardware with two first-star selections as well as a second and a third. The 3 Stars voting by the Batter's Box Minor League Crew is done on a 5-3-1 points system.
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The games go on. It's the AL Wild Card game tonight.
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The destination was the same as ever. The route was certainly different.
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I've been working on the great Blue Jays Report Card (coming to a Batter's Box near you on Monday), and when it came to discussing the manager I thought I'd try to identify a few things the man actually does when it comes to running his team.

I got carried away. So I thought I'd best spin it off into a separate piece.
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