No Tanks For the Errors Saturday Sept 28, 2013 Links

2nd Half Dickey was much better than 1st Half Dickey - Tom Szczerbowski

But I thought the Rays played the right way! They usually do (and have the luck demons on their side), but even the Rays are bound to have a bad night. R.A. Dickey's final start of the season was much better than his first start (or his first 15 or so with the Jays) as the Toronto Bisons won last night.

GAME RECAPS

Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey gets a climate-controlled win in his final start | National Post
R.A. Dickey said recently that before the season ended, he hoped to derive a “good sample size” to document the effect of the closed and open roof on his frisky knuckleball

Dickey, Blue Jays keep Rays celebration on ice: Griffin | Toronto Star
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey quiets wild-card leaders after two early homers . . . but Toronto still needs shutdown ace.

Rays stumble against Jays | Tampa Bay Times
TORONTO — The Rays had done so much right in winning seven straight to put themselves in good position to seize a playoff spot heading into the final weekend of the season.

JAYS LINKS

Blue Jays season recap: Top 10 disappointments | Toronto Star
Josh Johnson’s struggles, R.A. Dickey’s mediocrity, Melky Cabrera’s immobility, J.P. Arencibia’s regression? How would you rank the disappointments of the Blue Jays season?

Blue Jays’ Chad Jenkins trying to pile up the points | National Post
Chad Jenkins just earned a few more points

Is Daniel Norris a Tumbler? - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Taking a closer look at Blue Jays prospect Daniel Norris after a recent article labels him a 'Tumbler' in the Jays org. after a poor start to 2013 season.

Blue Jays' final series key to Draft positioning | bluejays.com: News
The Blue Jays' final series of the year against the Rays will have implications for Tampa Bay in the American League Wild Card race, but it will also dictate where Toronto picks in next year's First-Year Player Draft.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: Kelly Gruber's Cameo on "Eric's World"
Wow.

MLB LINKS

This Will Be The Most Interesting Baseball Video You Watch Today
The grammar for how baseball is broadcast on television is not an obvious one, as the sport's irregularly-shaped field and rapidly-changing scenes of action makes it the most challenging to televise. Today we take for granted how baseball is supposed to "look," but the man responsible for crafting the game's broadcast standards is undoubtedly director Harry Coyle. Note: no stupid Ump Butt Cam.

Brian Wilson Yells At Giants President About His World Series Ring
As the Giants lined up for handshakes following last night's win over Los Angeles, former SF-closer-turned-Dodger Brian Wilson angrily confronted Giants president and CEO Larry Baer along the third-base line. Wilson was apparently pissed that the Giants hadn't get given him his 2012 World Series ring.

Michael Wacha, meet Dave Stieb: A Toronto Blue Jays pitcher’s frustrating tale of near no-hitters, 25 years later | National Post
With two walks and eight strikeouts through eight innings, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha was still cruising heading into the ninth. Note: Mr Wacha, if you do it three more times then you might feel what Dave "ole jock adjuster" Stieb felt like.

Marlins Fire Larry Beinfest, Promote Dan Jennings: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Loria is a wonderful human being... he's kindest, wisest, most reasonable, taxpayer friendly and intelligent owner in MLB baseball. Why yes, I have been brainwashed.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

Baseball History - September 28th - National Pastime - Baseball History
2011 Ozzie Guillen, who signed a four-year, $10 million deal with Florida, is introduced before the season's finale as the club's new manager, replacing 80-year old interim Jack McKeon. The outspoken former White Sox skipper is expected, in addition to bringing a better product on the field, to help spark enthusiasm for the team as they start a new era playing in a new ballpark as the Miami Marlins. Note: HA!

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