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This is just an exercise in checking an old ballplayer's memory against the record. The record always wins, of course.
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These are the best seasons by Blue Jays pitchers. Something to cheer us up in these dark times. Thank you. I feel much better now.
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It was another pitcher named Josh who inspired this exercise, in the wake of another disappointing season of under-achievement.

Josh Towers. We owe him so much.

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Four times in franchise history, the Blue Jays have had the best starting pitching in the American League. I propose to look at those four starting rotations.
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In the last 32 seasons, the Blue Jays have lost 90 games exactly once.
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Why does baseball have the best all-star game?
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After the Cardinals dispatched the Brewers in the LCS, a considerable fuss was made of Tony LaRussa's managing of the Cardinals bullpen.
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Consider Brandon Morrow.
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Not that long ago, a disgruntled Bauxite wondered if Frank Francisco was about to set a new team record for Blown Saves in a season.
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So does this recycling of managers ever work?

Not very often.
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If the players who are the core of a great team are not worthy of Hall of Fame selection, then who is?
-- Bill James, Historical Baseball Abstract (first edition)

I think that's a hell of a question.
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On the off chance that people want to rehash this old history (gee, why would that happen?), let's have the facts in place.
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As promised, the American League!
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It was Tuesday night. While I waited for Roy Halladay to throw the first pitch, I dutifully pored over the Pre-Game Notes, because I am a conscientious sort of fellow. And in the fine print, I noted that the Blue Jays were slowly closing in on victory number 2300.

A little more than two hours later (Doc probably had dinner reservations somewhere), win number 2293 was in the books, and the team's overall log stood at 2293-2344.
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Who am I to argue with Jordan?

Finally, some home run power out of the shortstop position tonight....

With Ted Lilly on the mound, it seemed reasonable to expect that most of the plays would be made by the outfielders. Against Freddy (7-1) Garcia, having nine real hitters seemed a wise policy.
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