Sunday Spoiler Day Sept 30, 2012 Links

John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

It sucks being out of it, but it doesn't suck as much when you help make the better team and their fans squirm... especially the Yanks. Here are today's links

GAME RECAP LINKS

Blue Jays’ Ricky Romero limps off in final start of season - thestar.com
The Star's recap of yesterday's victory over the despised Yanks.

Toronto Blue Jays’ bullpen comes through in comeback win over Yankees | MLB | Sports | National Post
The CP/National Post take on Yesterday's Win.

Yankees offense comes up small as Bombers fall to Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2 - NY Daily News
NYDailyNews take. Read the comments for your amusement.

Chamberlain gives up go-ahead RBI in 6th, Yankees fall to Blue Jays - NYPOST.com
The NYPost's take on the Yanks losing. Ditto the comments.

JAYS LINKS

Best man Shawn Hill guides Jays to victory - The Globe and Mail
The Globe's story of Shawn Hill. Here for a wedding, stays for a win.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler: Not That Bad
I can kind of agree. I've listened to many other broadcast teams over the years and the two I can't stand are Hawk Harrelson (but outside of Chicago, who doesn't?) and Fergie Oliver.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: Brandon Morrow's One-Hitter
A great game to watch. I remember this one vividly because I was laid out with a cold and half asleep when the game started. I was wide awake when it ended. I wish more series against the Rays were like that (it was also the weekend of JPA's amazing MLB debut.)

The Blue Jay Hunter: I Miss the Playoffs
I agree. Twenty years is a long time to suffer through. It didn't help that the Bosox AND the Yanks dominated the division. Then those damn Devil Rays got good. Plus we didn't have very good GMs for the most part during those years. JPR wasn't bad, but he wasn't good either while Gord Ash is pretty much the worst GM the Jays ever had. Tough to stomach watching the Orioles this year, but it wasn't going to happen for the Jays when 3/5 of the starting rotation went down and then when Jose hurt his wrist.

MLB Ha-HA! EDITION LINKS

Final: Orioles 4, Red Sox 3 - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Ha-HA. Orioles tied with the Yanks for 1st in the AL Beast. Damn.

Free Agent Stock Watch: Edwin Jackson: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
E-Jax? A Jay for more than a day?

Baseball History - September 30th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1989 Ending a 43-year relationship with Major League Baseball, NBC airs its final regular season Game of the Week. The contest, which features the Blue Jays clinching the AL East title with a 4-3 victory over the Orioles at the SkyDome, is the 981st broadcast of a weekly tradition which began in 1947. (On a personal note: it sucked having to listen to the very annoying Bob Costas cry over the damn Orioles while the Jays celebrated their AL East championship.)

Baltimore, after spending nearly three months in first place, is eliminated from pennant race on the next-to-last day of the season when they suffer their second consecutive one-run loss to Toronto, allowing the Blue Jays to clinch first place in the AL East. The young group of players known as the "Why Not?" Orioles, led by Frank Robinson, improved in the standings by 32.5 games from their last-place finish last season.

Finally, I'd just like to say it's been fun as your weekend links guy this season (well, half of it anyway.) Hopefully, next season will be injury and boneheaded base running free. I look forward to doing this again next year.

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