The Beatings Will Continue Till Morale Improves Sat Aug 11, 2012 Links

August 10, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) reacts after a called strike against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. New York defeated Toronto 10-4. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE


Boy did that one stink. If the BP actually held off the Yanks, it might have been about an exciting come from behind victory, but sadly that did not happen. Oh well, onto the pain.

SADNESS RECAP LINKS

Ricky Romero provides silver lining as punchless Jays fall to Yankees | MLB | Sports | National Post
John Lott's take on Ricky's undeserved loss, but deserved team loss.

Blue Jays lose fourth straight, 10-4 to New York Yankees - thestar.com
That was a great 10-4 win by the Jays. The offense really supported RRCJ... Wait!! Whut? Oops, sorry about that. I was in my fantasy world.

Freddy Garcia, Ichiro Suzuki lead Yankees to third straight victory after 10-4 victory over Blue Jays - NY Daily News
Noo Yawker view of the Jays loss.

JAYS LINKS

Wilner on Jays: State of emergency - sportsnet.ca
Wilner looks at the mess that is the Toronto Blue Jays MLB roster. He looks at the situation of Mike Trout last year vs this year and gives a disclaimer that will probably be ignored by many of his callers that he is not comparing Hech and Gose to Trout but just looking at their similar situations when they first came up.

Davidi on Jays: No rush for Hechavarria - sportsnet.ca
Shi looks at Hech.

Mid-month return for Blue Jays' Morrow? | Blue Jays | Sports | Toronto Sun
The Sun comes out with Morrow article, Will you bet your last dollar on Morrow?

10 Questions with Kevin Pillar | Canadian Baseball Network
Not a well known name till this year.

MLB LINKS

Al Davis would approve of Yankees | Baseball | Sports | Toronto Sun
Fans of the New York Yankees possess an elevated angst regarding their team of choice.

Shane Victorino moves Philadelphia thank you campaign to area billboard (Photo) | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Big League Stew: Shane Victorino did the usual bit of buying a thank you ad in the newspaper after being traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers last month.

The MLB Careers of Cape League Award Winners | FanGraphs Baseball
The playoffs of the nation’s premier collegiate summer wood-bat league, the Cape Cod Baseball League, began Thursday night. Along with the end of the regular season come the league’s various awards — and one player, left-hander Sean Manaea of both Hyannis and Indiana State, has won not only the league’s Top Pitcher Award but also its Outstanding Pro Prospect Award.

The Red Sox Are Losing Because John Lackey Likes To Double-Fist Beers, Writes Moron
In the "It could be worse" Category (sort of NSFW)

The Red Sox lost a baseball game last night, dropping their record to three games below .500, and you know what that means, don't you? It's time for some dumb columnist to turn into Carrie Nation and throw some "BLEEP" at the wall. CSN New England's Joe Haggerty did just that when he published this article, which might as well be titled, "Chicken and Beer II: The Double Fistening."

Yankees' Rivera working hard to return - sportsnet.ca
The injury proves Rivera is not a robot, but I still have my doubts.

BaseballAmerica.com: Minors: Business Beat: Projecting The 2012 Affiliation Shuffle
Here is a look at every minor league team's Player Development Contract status and a projection of what will happen this offseason when teams are eligible to switch affiliations.

Baseball History - August 11th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1994 Randy Johnson's pitch to strike out A's Ernie Young will become the last ball thrown in the major leagues for seven and half months. The longest work stoppage in baseball history will cancel the remaining games on the schedule, including the post-season, and will impact the start of 1995 campaign.

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