Losing is never fun, losing on Opening Day is worse and losing such a boring game is probably worst of all. That said, the Blue Jays live to fight another day and one rough game hardly indicates doom and gloom is on the horizon. More important than last night's loss, by far, is the fact that Blue Jays baseball is back.
Davidi is pretty much right on with the following,"the Toronto Blue Jays’ 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night before a sellout crowd of 48,857 isn’t reason to begin doubting general manager Alex Anthopoulos’s off-season makeover, just like a lopsided victory wouldn’t have signaled an imminent march to the post-season."
Chisholm's recap of the game. Not sure I'd call the Asdrubal Cabrera home run "towering" both Cabrera and Dickey seemed rather shocked that it left the park.
A heads-up on the long lines for beer that come with well attended games. Pretty much the definition of a first world problem.
GIFs don't lie.
The GIF we all knew was coming.
The Blue Jays are expecting third baseman Brett Lawrie to miss approximately the next two weeks. Hopefully this is the last time the timetable gets pushed back
The results of one game don't make this headline or article any less true but it is quite the ironic headline in light of what the Jays showed last night
A little unbridled optimism to help overcome Opening Day blues.
Another edition of Tao's one-by-one rundown of the 2013 Jays.
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I'm hoping I won't see thing headline again in 2013.
"This is a confident young Baltimore team, and with good reason. They're out to prove 2012 was no fluke. And they will." The Orioles seem like a trendy pick all of the sudden and I can't for the life of me understand why.
Not that scary right? Am I missing something?
Again, not exactly a murderers row...
"Switching agencies may make a contract come faster, but it won't be any cheaper or shorter -- and therein lies risk for the Yankees."
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There's some real tidbits of interest here but making a claim like "baserunning is getting worse" after one day of baseball is absurd.
An interesting take on where the institution of Free Agency is going in baseball by Dave Cameron.
Another look at the trend toward big money extensions.
The latest on the most interesting baseball player in the world...
A nifty feature for those who do the MLB.tv thing. A great help to those like me who would do pretty much anything to get away from the commentary of Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler.
"Whether a baseball decision or a marketing one, calling him up doesn't make sense."
"Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir strained his abdominal muscle during Monday's club workout and might have to be placed on the disabled list, the Indians announced Tuesday." A possible bump in the road for quite the feel-good story.
NON-BASEBALL LINK OF THE DAY
NHL trade deadline day is something of a Canadian national holiday but this year it doesn't look like much is going to happen unfortunately.