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UPDATE: May 31 from Jobu: "Ladies and Gentleman, the wait is finally over! The votes have been tabulated, a field has been chosen and most importantly, a shiny new website has been created to detail the registration process for everyone. So read on TBBL players, and get ready to play ball!"
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Bored with Sudoku?  Crosswords too easy?  Then, how about a baseball puzzle over lunch.
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I went to yesterday's game, and I took notes. Here they are.
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Damn, but that Carl Crawford can play ball..
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Here's an interesting thought experiment ...

What ballplayer has been traded the most times for the most All-Star or All-Star caliber players? We're not necesarily talking about individual lopsided deals here, or even blockbusters; just guys who have been dealt a number of times for a number of recognizable names. No doubt the gentle readers of Batter's Box will have a number of nominees, but let's start with the guy who prompted the idea for me while hitting against the Braves on TBS (Mike Cameron) and the daddy of baseball's current headliner, the most vagabond of all All-Stars ever (Bobby Bonds).

Oh, and a couple of, not "rules," really, but for the purposes of this thread, "parameters" ...

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Welcome to another view of the Blue Jays at the quarter pole. This article is remarkably analysis-free.


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Ted Lilly reminds us that he’s got a rep for being inconsistent. After opening the season with a brief and ineffective outing, Ted reeled off 6 consecutive starts where he gave his team a good chance to win. Recognizing that it was bound to come to an end, John Gibbons employed the quick hook and Lilly was gone after 4 1/3 with 3 runs in.
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Two games in the division last night as Boston beat up on the Orioles and the Yankees couldn't get to Kevin Millwood dropping one to Texas. Leaving the Jays 1.5 games back from Boston, half a game back from New York and four ahead of Baltimore.
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I have never had two more different experiences as a spectator than a pair that I had this year. Both involved Theo, my son. One was fantastic, and the other was a nightmarish train-wreck.
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Double, double, single, walk, grand slam and I figured it was all over. How wrong I was.

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Ladies and gentlemen, your Toronto Blue Jays - once more doing stuff that no other team in baseball does. It must be time for a Data Table.
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One of the Web's finest baseball bloggers -- that's not quite the right word for him, actually -- is a once-upon-a-time visitor to Da Box, and the man who introduced us all to Spike Lundberg, Dallas-Fort Worth's Jamey Newberg.

In this morning's daily e-mail newsletter The Newberg Report, the die-hard Ranger backer takes the guise of the author of "a Toronto Blue Jays newsletter" -- no, it's not Batter's Box (you'll quickly figure out it's a fake) -- that provides an interesting partisan take on Michael Young, Vernon Wells and more. Read The Nouveau-Bergeron Report (Hey, HE titled it!) and come back here to let us know what you think. And yes, there's a Spike update. Enjoy!

Here's my latest ramble on the state of the Blue Jays. Enjoy (or not, as suits you).


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David Purcey pitched the Chiefs to a win yesterday.  Roger Clemens could not a win pitching for the Fisher Cats right now, and neither did Ismael Ramirez.  Dunedin lost while Lansing were all wet, again.  Plus we talk with Sergio Santos and Ryan Houston.
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The Oriole's hopes of a sweep are dashed… in game 1 of 3.
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