Jays 'feast' on Red Sox LOBster Show-Dare Aug 16, 2013 Links

Tom Szczerbowski

Not a good day for offenses at the 'Dome, but especially the Red Sox.

GAME RECAPS

Blue Jays hang on to down Red Sox in finale | Toronto Star
Happy Star Recap: The Jays eked out their second straight one-run victory over Boston on Thursday, with Brett Lawrie once again coming through in the clutch.

Full Count " Closing Time: No support for Jake Peavy as Red Sox waste chances, fall to Blue Jays
Sad Boston Recap: LOBsterfest is much better when it happens to a team that's not the Jays.

JAYS LINKS

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays: MLB series preview | Toronto Star
The Jays’ J.A. Happ is returning to the scene of his frightening injury, suffered on May 7.

Blue Jay great Joe Carter thinks MLB bans not ‘steep enough’ | Toronto Star
Major League Baseball has handed out stiff suspensions to 18 players involved with the Biogenesis drug scandal. But Joe Carter doesn’t think the punishments went far enough.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Reaction to the Emilio Bonifacio Trade
Ian looks at the Bone-face trade.

Time running short on Fishers | New Hampshire Fisher Cats/EL
The challenge stands straight ahead. Time is running short on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the race to the Eastern League playoffs.

MLB LINKS

Expanded Replay Probably Coming, Probably Flawed | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff is more than likely correct. An editorial aside... also more than likely that the flaws will not affect the Yankees, only their opponents.

Everything Happens To Reds Catcher Ryan Hanigan On This Play
This is from yesterday at Wrigley. It's another reminder that the importance of wearing a cup when playing baseball cannot be overstated. It's also a reminder that playing catcher has its own unique set of on-the-job hazards.

Little League World Series: Teams set to take the field in Williamsport | Toronto Star
Sixteen teams gathered for the Little League World Series, some from thousands of miles away, but all feeling right at home.

The all-decade team: the ‘70s
Which stars shined brightest during the days of disco?

Ryan Buchter’s ridiculous strikeout rate
How Ryan Buchter went from journeyman reliever to elite relief pitching prospect in one offseason

BOB: MLB defends anti-trust exemption with anti-trust exemption
The latest in the business of baseball.

Fozzie Bear Hired to Write AL Game Wraps | NotGraphs Baseball
Where's Statler and Waldorf when you need them?

Is Andrelton Simmons Having the Best Defensive Season Ever? | FanGraphs Baseball
Remember good Defense?

TODAY IN MANAGERS WITH ONE M IN THEIR NAME HISTORY

Baseball History August 16th - National Pastime - Baseball History
2001 After piloting the team 13 games above .500 in spite of numerous injuries to key players, manager Jimy Williams is fired by the Red Sox. The ousted skipper is replaced by the club's well respected pitching coach, Joe Kerrigan (which did not end well.)

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