How Many Angels Can Dance on the Jays? 25. Friday Sept 13, 2013 Links

Edwin's Mini MEE - Tom Szczerbowski

That was not a good series. Considering that the Jays are missing their best players due to injuries then a thumping and two one run losses are as good as it can get. On the bright side, Tank Nation got a pretty big boost this week as the Angels won their way into a lessor draft pick. Onto the links

GAME RECAPS

Blue Jays swept at home by Angels in battle of underachievers: Griffin | Toronto Star
The Star's Recap of last night's loss: In a head-to-head battle of the two AL also-rans, the Angels proved to be the less-disappointing entry.

JAYS LINKS

Davidi: Dickey's ongoing evolution key for Jays - Sportsnet.ca
R.A. Dickey reached the 200-inning plateau in a season that bounced between struggle and adjustment, a process the knuckleballer hopes will lead to more success next season.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Should the Blue Jays Sign Masahiro Tanaka?
Ian looks at Tanaka. I'm with Ian on this. The Jays should take a chance on him.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles: MLB series preview | Toronto Star
Star's look at the O's Series: The Jays are 7-6 vs. the Orioles this year. Note: the O's are the only AL East team to have a losing record to the Jays.

Blue Jays’ Mark Buehrle looks forward to family reunion at the ranch | National Post
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle is eager to get back to his wife, his kids and his dogs

Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey finds ‘a silver lining’ in passing 200-inning mark | National Post
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey derived some satisfaction from passing the 200-inning milestone

MLB LINKS

Was The Tigers' Singing Hot Dog Vendor Fired For Being Anti-Ketchup?
Last week, the Tigers' concession company fired Charley Marcuse, Comerica Park's locally renowned singing hot dog vendor. It's apparently the worst thing to happen to Detroit sports since the Pistons last played. And the Detroit News is determined to get to the bottom of it.  Note: I like ketchup on hotdogs and your Mustard loving sour face isn't going to change that one bit.

If Stealing Signs is “Part of the Game,” Why Do People Get Mad About It? | FanGraphs Baseball
Another team gets something akin to the "Man In White" treatment from the Yankees.  Seems that Joe is prone to "Crying Man In White" when he doesn't expect to get beaten by "lessor" teams.

Chapman, Rondon, and Two Types of 100 | FanGraphs Baseball
FG looks at why some pitchers who throw 100+ mph get different results.

The Screwball: the bid for immor(t)ality
Your baseball memorabilia cheat sheet.

Talking ball with Southern League’s Larry Colton
If you want to learn about baseball in the South during the 1960s, then read this groundbreaking book.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

Baseball History September 13th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1936 Indians' teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A's at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17-year old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa home to graduate from high school.

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