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That was Toronto's longest losing streak since Buck Martinez was the manager. Not even the Season From Hell provided this particular form of torment...
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Don't cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.
--Casey Stengel, to his barber

Well. Shall we begin the post-mortems now, or is it too early?
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I've been thinking about the New York Yankees and their recent player acquisitions. Yes, I know - it's bad for my digestion or my blood pressure or my choler or something. But this has all gone on far enough. Something has to change.

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The affiliates went 5-1 on the night as the Lugnuts were the lone team to lose last night.

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A.J. Burnett is Yanked after 4 innings and the Blue Jay season teeters nearer the precipice.
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So what became of the $210 million payroll allocated to 2005-2007?
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The Toronto Blue Jays are driving me crazy.
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Maybe the Wild Card will be coming from the AL East after all...
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Some things just don't change.

"Home run hitters drive Cadillacs. Singles hitters drive Fords."
--Ralph Kiner
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Yes, I was away - I was Moving. I could bitch and moan about the whole dreary process of Moving all day long if you like, but you probably wouldn't like, and why should you? So let's get cracking, shall we?

There are 25 men who have more than 3000 hits, and a 26th, Roberto Clemente, with exactly 3000. Naturally, some of the players we are watching today will carve out their own spots on this list. Everyone with 3000 hits is in the Hall of Fame, unless they're actually ineligible. That standard seems unlikely to change - 3000 hits will continue to mean automatic induction.
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Here are a few random thoughts about various Jays- and baseball-related things.
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We've had a lot of debate here over who the Blue Jays should install as their shortstop the rest of the way... it's time to vote.
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That wasn't the best way to begin The Most Important Homestand of the Season.
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Now that the Jays have stopped losing to Kansas City and we have all emerged, trembling, from under our bedcovers, here's my $.02 on the Jays' first half. As usual, all opinions are exclusively my own, but I'm happy to share if you like.

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Every now and then, I get it right.
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