Baseballs are Jays Seeking Missiles Friday Sept 27, 2013 Links

He should try hitting with the lead doughnut on his bat. - Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Another loss and another Jays injured. All in a days work for our struggling and limping 2013 jays. Thankfully there are only 3 more games to play before the 2013 season ends mercifully as there aren't many survivors remaining on the roster.

GAME RECAP

Buehrle leaves injured as Blue Jays fall to O’s - Sportsnet.ca
Mark Buehrle's 33rd and final outing of 2013 ended abruptly when he was struck by a line drive, and the left-hander took the loss in Baltimore's 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

JAYS LINKS

Jays avoid longest playoff drought in sports - Sportsnet.ca
For a few weeks, it appeared that the Toronto Blue Jays might take ownership of the longest current playoff drought in baseball -- and in the big four North American professional team sports.

Server Stuff & John Olerud | Mop Up Duty
Also one of the worst Jays trades in history. Thanks Cito and Gord Ash.

The Blue Jay Hunter: What the Toronto Blue Jays Can Learn from the Pittsburgh Pirates
Ian looks at the lesson of the Pirates.

MLB LINKS

Report: Cano asked for record $305 million deal - Sportsnet.ca
As the top free agent position player available this off-season, Robinson Cano has positioned himself for a lucrative long-term contract. ESPN reported Thursday that he asked for a record deal.

Manny Machado’s injury and the importance of depth
A devastating injury becomes even worse when the organization lacks backups for its fallen star.

The all-decade team: the ‘80s
Which players reign supreme in the age of Ronald Reagan, the DeLorean and Live Aid? Note: Dave Stieb is leading the rotation. He deserved better as the "Felix" of the 80s.

Watch Mariano Rivera Leave The Field At Yankee Stadium, Forever
Tonight marked the last time Mariano Rivera would throw a pitch at Yankee Stadium. With the Yankees trailing 4-0 against the Rays, Rivera retired four batters over the eighth and ninth innings. When Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to take Rivera out, it turned into one of those timeless baseball moments.

Bud Selig's Retirement Has Been Breaking News For 16 Months Now
The news that Bud Selig will step down as baseball commissioner after next season is being played up as a big, breaking story. Even a "scoop!" Do we all just have really short memories?

TODAY IN JAYS HISTORY

Baseball History September 27th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1993 With a 2-0 victory over the Brewers in Milwaukee's County Stadium, the Blue Jays clinch their third consecutive American League East title. Toronto will go on to beat the Phillies in six games capturing their second straight World Series.

1996 Roberto Alomar spits in the face of the umpire John Hirschbeck and will be suspended for five games. The Oriole second baseman appeals the decision and is allowed to play the next day helping Baltimore clinch the wild card.

1998 In the Blue Jays' 2-1 victory over the Tigers, Detroit pinch-hitter Bobby Higginson homers with two outs off of Blue Jay Roy Halladay to spoil the rookie's bid for a no-hitter. The Denver, Colorado native comes within one out of allowing no hits in only his second major league start.

2009 Paul Beeston is appointed for a three-year term as president and CEO of the Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre, the home of the Toronto franchise. In October of 2008, the former MLB president took the position on an interim basis replacing Paul Godfrey.

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