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The good news is the Red Sox and Yankees aren't in it! Instead, the American League champion Houston Astros take on the National League pennant-winning Washington Nationals.
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And then there were four. Who to cheer for? The big bad Yankees, the traditional enemy? The new bullies, the Astros, including Roberto Osuna? The sheriffs of playing the game the right way, the Cardinals? Or the ex-Expos, the Nationals?
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If you haven’t already, grab yourself a cup of coffee and settle in to read Magpie’s thorough and excellent Blue Jays report card. Once you’ve relived the 2019 Jays season once again, it’s time to turn your attention to the thrill of playoff baseball.
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That old designated thinker Friedrich Nietzsche once quipped:

Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker.

which, freely translated, means "what does not kill me, makes me stronger." 
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The blue bus
Is calling us
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Playing out the string...
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The Jays close out their road schedule this weekend against the division champs.
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The Jays head out on the final road trip of the season, having kept their unspoken commitment to losing more than 90 games for the first time in more than 20 years. As a very, very great man once said, "it's too late to stop now."
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The Yankees haven't quite clinched the division - technically, they haven't even clinched a post-season berth - but we're in Magic Number territory and there's a pretty good chance they'll make all these things official this weekend.
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Well, at least it's not a first place team. It's just the defending champs.
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Four games at the Trop? That seldom ends well. At least there probably won't be many witnesses.
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The Dunedin Blue Jays were to play their first playoff game Tuesday but Hurricane Dorian said, "Screw that noise!" Instead, this is a recap of Monday's action where #BlueJays affiliates were 3-1 on Labour Day to conclude the 2019 minor league season. #LetsGoBlueJays
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Another first place team? Give me a break.
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The mighty Houston Astros come to town. I don't know if I've ever before put that combination of words together.
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The GCL season is done and they join Bluefield and the DSL Jays on the beach. Dunedin joined them after Thursday's game due to hurricane Dorian. Dunedin finish as Division Champions with no overall FSL champion. I looked at the stat leaders for 2019 for those four teams. In the playoff hunt, Vancouver were eliminated. Buffalo's tragic number is one and Lansing's is two.
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