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When I was at the park on Monday, looking over the Game Notes, my eye fell upon the item pointing out that the next home run Frank Thomas hits will be the 493rd of his career. He will move, temporarily into a three way tie for 21st on the All-Time list, along with a couple of other pretty good first basemen: Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff.
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It's the final $2 Tuesday of the year! Will there be Bauxites in the house? Where will they be sitting?

Baseball for a toonie!

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People do dumb things - you, me, and major league managers.

I'm only including myself to be gracious, by the way.

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Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.
--Bruce Springsteen

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Ten days into May and the best day of the month so far has been Monday's off day.
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The Jazz Singer wasn't the first "talkie" but it was the first film with sound to enjoy widespread commercial success. In the first spoken line in the picture, Al Jolson says "you ain't heard nothing yet."
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Nowhere to go but up, right?
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The Blue Jays are stumbling. Call for the Doctor.
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It is one of my Principles of Baseball Thinking that you must make up your mind slowly. Make judgements slowly. Come to conclusions slowly.

No, more slowly than that.
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The Blue Jays take a .500 record into their last April game. Roy Halladay will try to end the month on a winning note before the team heads out on a six game road trip.
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The roof is open (first time this year), I'm sitting here watching the Rangers take batting practise... got to play it, might as well win it.
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I figured yesterday's rainout was a perfect excuse for me to play hooky. And then I looked at yesterday's results, and duty kicked in.
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Strangely enough, my mind turns to Winston Churchill...
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So there I was watching David Ortiz ground out to the second baseman in shallow right field. Against the shift. And I suddenly remembered something...
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I got nothin'.

Look, I have an enormous piece of research, enough Data Tables to choke a horse, appearing later this very day. You expect TDIB as well?
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