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Let the handicapping begin. There are still a couple of weeks left, which is certainly enough time for these provisional seedings to change.
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The Orioles, fighting for their post-season lives, come to the Dome-by-the-Lake this weekend.
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Dickey versus CJ Wilson.
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The Jays look to continue their hot streak.  They will have to do it tonight without Edwin, he is not in the lineup, I assume due to the balky wrist.  With Edwin out all the kids get to play including Kevin Pillar at DH tonight.

On the bump it's Mark Buehrle facing Jerome Williams.

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The Toronto Blue Jays will begin the 2014 season in Tampa Bay Monday, March 31. The home opener is against the New York Yankees Friday, April 4 at 7:07 pm.
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The Vancouver Canadians are the back-to-back-to-back champions of the Northwest League.

Still batting 1.000! The Canadians have won three straight league titles since leaving the Oakland A's and joining the Toronto Blue Jays as an affiliate in 2011.

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The Vancouver Canadians evened the Northwest League Finals at one game apiece after beating the Boise Hawks in Game 2 at Nat Bailey Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Mitch Nay takes a lead from first base after his RBI single in the first inning scored Chaz Frank with the game's first run.

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Vancouver tied up the series with Boise 1-1 in front of a packed Nat Bailey Stadium.  Andy Fermin had a strong game scoring a run, and with a 2 RBI triple in the 7th inning.
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The Vancouver Canadians were able to advance to the Northwest League final thanks in part to a Game 1 victory against Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday. The C's hope to replicate that home magic today and tomorrow in the best-of-three championship against Boise.

Game 1 starter Tom Robson warms up in the bullpen.
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As another baseball postseason without the Blue Jays approaches, let's take a break from the axe grinding world of our team and think about some of the other squadrons around the league.

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Vancouver lose game one and now need to win both game two and three at home. Jairo Labourt pitched well until he tired in the sixth, the bullpen inflicted most of the damage. The hitters had a few early chances but they didn't score and didn't have much else to be happy with for the rest of the game.

Vancouver now make the long bus ride back to Canada. Because of that, game two is not until Sunday.

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Can the Jays win another series to make it four straight?  They gave a good chance against the Twins.  The matchups are:


Friday - RA Dickey vs. Mike Pelfrey

Saturday - JA Happ vs. Kevin Correia

Sunday - Esmil Rogers vs. Andrew Albers

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Vancouver won game 2 versus Everett, which clinched the series and another berth into the NWL Finals. 

Unfortunately Dunedin’s season came to an end as they lost 4-0 to Daytona and weren’t able to get a hit until the 9th inning.

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This is just an exercise in checking an old ballplayer's memory against the record. The record always wins, of course.
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The Vancouver Canadians are up 1-0 in their playoff series but the Dunedin Blue Jays are down 1-0.
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