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Exciting win last night in Boston with some good hitting late in the game. A come from behind win made sweeter because it was against Boston in Boston.


Blue Jays pound Red Sox 7-3 -
The Star's recount of yesterday's come from behind win.

Blue Jays big bats pound Red Sox - The Globe and Mail
The Globe's (AP's) take on last night's win.

Final: Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3 - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Recap of the win from

Full Count " Closing Time: Cookie crumbles as Red Sox lose to Blue Jays
WEEI's recap of the win.

More stuff after the jump.


Blue Jays notebook: Toronto welcomes J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, but sends Jason Frasor to DL -
Two Brandons. Two Carpenters? One JA though.

Wilner on Jays: Where fly balls go to die -
When he's not getting exasperated by fans calling in about getting Joey Votto for Adam Lind and two broken bats or trading everyone in the farm system for Matt Garza, sometimes Mike writes an article on

Lyon and Happ report to Blue Jays " North of the Border
Gregor talks to Lyon and Happ about their reaction to the trade and what they can bring to the Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox - July 21, 2012 | Video
Travis Snider makes a great diving catch to rob Jarrod Saltalamacchia of a base hit


Sun's Elliott honoured in Cooperstown -
Saturday is a special day for baseball in this country as Bob Elliott will become the first Canadian writer honoured by Cooperstown.

Barry Larkin, Ron Santo's family ready for Hall induction day | News
The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday behind the Clark Sports Center, as Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and the late Cubs third baseman Ron Santo take their place in the hallowed Hall.

Barry Larkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wiki article on Barry Larkin

Ron Santo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For those who don't know who Ron Santo was.

Barry Larkin Statistics and History -
Career: 198 HR, .295 BA, 960 RBI, SS, HOF in 2012, 1995 NL MVP, 12xAllStar, 3xGG, Reds 1986-2004, b:R/t:R, born in OH 1964

Ron Santo Statistics and History -
Career: 342 HR (88th), .277 BA, 1331 RBI (90th), 3B, HOF in 2012, 9xAllStar, 5xGG, Cubs/WhiteSox 1960-1974, b:R/t:R, 4x BB Leader, born in WA 1940, died 2010


Braves Inquired About Jon Lester: MLB Rumors -
Money Quote "Pitching is at a premium," said GM Frank Wren. "It's so hard to get pitching because there are a limited amount of guys. There are a lot of guys being bantered around out there, and they're not really available because teams have not determined whether they're in or out. In some cases, they haven't determined whether they can sign them or not. It's really a tough market."

Getting And Not Getting The Calls, Again - Baseball Nation
On Thurs, Jeff Sullivan took a look at who was gifted and getting jobbed by the umps. Not surprising, a couple of Yanks and a couple of Red Sox are in the former and a couple of Jays are in the latter of the Top 10 lists. The Team list is less surprising as the Yanks are 3rd in the majors at getting gift calls. Not shocking is the Jays get the shaft although not as bad as other teams.

Getting And Not Getting The Calls: Hitters - Baseball Nation
It's a bit different with hitters, surprising even. JPA one of the best at getting gift calls.

Danielle Lawrie plays softball flat out, just like her brother, Blue Jay Brett Lawrie -
Sister of Brett. Hey AA, can you sign her?

Baseball History July 22nd - National Pastime - Baseball History

Highlights of wildness and sadness today

1986 Due to a series of maneuvers by Mets' manager Davey Johnson and the late-game ejections of Darryl Strawberry, Ray Knight, and Kevin Mitchell (the latter two as a result of a bench-clearing brawl precipitated by Knight when he decks pinch-runner Eric Davis at third base), the Mets run out of position players. The shortage of regulars leads to some interesting juggling by the New York skipper when catcher Gary Cater plays third base and a pair of relievers shift between the mound and a corner outfield position, with righty Roger McDowell playing left field when Jesse Orosco pitches to lefties and the southpaw hurler moving to right field when McDowell comes in from the outfield to face right-handed batters with Mookie Wilson moving from corner to corner as needed.

2007 Tulsa Drillers first base coach Mike Coolbaugh (and former Jays farmhand) is killed instantly when struck in the head by a line drive in the top of the ninth inning at Dickey-Stephens Field in North Little Rock, home of the minor league Arkansas Travelers. The 35-year old dad, who leaves behind a pregnant wife and two small sons, becomes the second on-the-field fatality in professional baseball history.