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One month doesn't mean a lot - a single very hot or very cold week can skew everything - but there are some interesting developments.
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I got home last night at 9 pm expecting to see a good hour of baseball. Well, Halladay apparently had plans last night after the game and was in a hurry to get there. He finished off the Rangers in just over 2 hours.

April ends with a 13-12 record and the Jays are off to Cleveland.

Chacin hit the DL and McGowan will get the start on Thursday.

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I suppose I should have written this piece when the whole brouhaha about the Frank Thomas commercial was going on. Unfortunately I didn't think of it until just now.

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Today was a day wherein Brian Tallet pitched in an extremely high-leverage situation.

Today was a day wherein a pitcher with a 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio was pulled from the rotation and replaced with one with a career 1.3:1 strikeout to walk ratio.

Today was a day wherein Matt Stairs pinch-ran, and Jason Smith pinch-hit.

My Jays fanship is ready for the picket line. This thread is my sandwich board. I'm on strike!
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The CP reports that Towers is out of the rotation to be replaced by Victor Zambrano.

Glaus is also set to come off of the DL today.

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I suppose if the Yankees decided they weren't going to score a run off of Burnett it makes sense to save Pettitte for the Red Sox.
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The Northeast US is never seeing the sun again.
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The most over-used and misunderstood phrase of any early baseball season is easily "on pace for." In fact, announcers around the majors are on pace to use that phrase forty-seven billion times this week (roughly, that is).

So let's over-use it in a misunderstood sort of way ourselves. For instance, did you realize that just one or two (or in one case three) games into the MLB season ...

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The minors swing into action tomorrow.
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Apparently, at the end of the 2007 season, the Tribune Co. is going to put the Chicago Cubs up for sale.

Okay, we've got hundreds of regulars on this site, including about sixty lawyers, so let's figure out a way ... mostly Blue Jay fans here, granted, but surely there's something appealing to buying the Cubbies on the 99th anniversary of their last title?

So, how do we do this? Suggestions anyone? I've got a couple of $20 bills in my wallet (and that's American exchange) that I'll commit, but I want to be VP-PR & Marketing. Anyone else?

A look at the Vegas lines for team wins this season.
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Come and join us at the Harbour Sports Grille (Yonge and Lakeshore, a few minutes walk south of Union) on Monday - 12:45 onwards.  As Coach says - tell your boss you've got a Doctor's Appointment, and watch Surgeon General Halladay put on a clinic.
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The plot thickens?
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I am now running Community Forecasts, and participation among hardcore fans is appreciated.  I've already taken an initial look at Redsox Fans' feelings on Pedroia, Papelbon, and their relievers:

http://www.insidethebook.com/ee/index.php/site/comments/community_forecasts1/

As soon as I get 20 ballots for the Jays, I'll do likewise.

The Twins won 96 games in 2006 behind the pitching of Johan Santana, Francisco Liriano and Joe Nathan and the batting of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Can they do it again?
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