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We know we have not been forsaken.
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We need you still, mighty Jobu. For we must venture into a dark and dreary place, a house that has been the setting of so much grief, so much misery.
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How are we to express our gratitude? We owe so much.
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We know who to thank for all the blessings we have enjoyed.
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We are grateful for the winning streak. We know who we must thank.
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Under no circumstances would I ever mess with a winning streak.
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Kind of a big weekend here. Let's not mess around.
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Ah, the poor Jays. The bats are struggling. Could they be afraid? Is it time to summon the spirit of Mighty Jobu, with appropriate offerings of cigar and rum, to take the fear from the bats?

Or should we first see how they do against a bunch of pitchers who really don't have a whole lot of business being on a major league roster?
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It's the other half of 2021's six games with the Tigers, all happening within ten days with only the four games with the White Sox in between.
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Itís awfully considerate of you
to think of me here
And Iím most obliged to you for making it clear
that Iím not here


Because I'm not, you know. My body is elsewhere, probably up to no good.
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I was born lonely
down by the riverside
Learned to spin fortune wheels
and throw dice

You're probably thinking - that sneaky old Magpie. Gives us thousands of words yesterday on the Tigers of the past because he's got nothing to say about the Tigers of today.
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Blowing like a circle around my skull
From the Grand Coulee Dam
to the Capitol

The end of the 2021 season's last long road trip comes into view.† Yes, after spending most of the last two years on The Longest Road trip in history, the Jays will spend most of the final six weeks at home. They have a three game trip to Detroit next week. They hit the road twice in September: once to visit New York and Baltimore, and once to visit Tampa Bay and Minnesota. They play 25 of the final 43 games in the Dome of Home.
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I'm not the only soul accused of hit and run
Tire tracks all across your back
I can see you've had your fun

The Western swing continues.
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And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill


Two games on Tuesday, Shohei Ohtani on Thursday... this week will be lit, as the kids say.

If that's what the kids say. Come on, how would I know?
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Not that it's likely to mean much of anything but the Red Sox have lost six of their last seven.

The Jays have won just 6 of 15 meetings with this tiresome Boston outfit, despite outscoring them 87-67. Boston has won by such scores as 8-7, 6-5, 2-1, 5-4. The Jays have won by such scores as 8-0, 18-4, 13-1. Well, if you have to beat them senseless... might as well beat them senseless. That's what I always say.
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