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There are 26 weeks in the baseball season, and 20 of them have been played. Which means - natch - that there are six weeks remaining.

Five AL teams are going to the post-season, and it's pretty clear that Baltimore, Oakland, and Los Angeles are taking three of those spots. The Orioles will win the AL East; either the A's or the Angels will win the AL West, with the second place team settling for a Wild Card.
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There are two major league ballparks in the city of Chicago...


...but only one that carries a significant place in Baseball history...


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The Jays affiliates were 3-3 today, with the wins coming from Buffalo, New Hampshire and Dunedin.  The losses came from the lower affiliates in Lansing, Vancouver, and Bluefield.  Daniel Norris had a fantastic outing for New Hampshire, Jon Berti had a bunch of hits while adding to his stolen base total, and Sean Nolin was solid for Buffalo.
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It was exactly one hundred years ago today that one George Herman Ruth - you've heard of him, right? - made his major league debut.

That's a pretty cool anniversary, no?
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The Batter's Box Minor League Player & Pitcher of the Month honours for June go to Franklin Barreto and Daniel Norris.

Franklin Barreto received two first-place selections and one third-place vote in June for 11 points - sneaking by the trio of Adron Chambers, K.C. Hobson and Matt Newman by a single point. Daniel Norris earned three first-place votes and one second-place selection to give him 18 points - five ahead of fellow lefty Matt Boyd.
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The White Sox and fearsome Cuban slugger Jose Abreu visit Toronto.
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This isn't going to be easy for me...
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Some more fireworks in New Hampshire and Kyle Drabek shined in relief as the affiliates went 4-3 tonight.
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Not much winning on the farm tonight although the Dunedin squad clinch a playoff spot as the FSL North’s first half champion. The affiliates went 2-4.
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So you think you're pretty hot, eh? You think there's nothing that can knock you off your hill?
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Don Zimmer was around the game just about as long as a man can be.
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Marcus Stroman is 69 inches tall. Is this a problem?
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"Better teach this Vaughn kid some control before he kills somebody..."
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The affiliates were 1-3 on the night. Ben White was dynamite while Aaron Sanchez had a not so great start against a rival top prospect and DJ Davis continues to struggle.
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Hey, these guys lost 111 games last year! This will be a piece of cake! Right?

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