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The Bleary Eyed 17 Innning Loss Saturday June 1, 2013 Links

Who stayed up for entirety of this "morning's" game? I didn't even make it out of the 2nd inning thanks to an exhausting day at work. Enough blather onto the links.


GAME RECAP (The Game was too late for any local papers to have a write up ready)

Padres win on Guzman single in 17th Page 1 of 2 |
Guzman's single drives in Gyorko to end Padres longest game since 2009


Blue Jays’ Lawrie one of MLB’s top players born in 1990s: Griffin | Toronto Star
Third baseman Brett Lawrie still needs to mature but his talent puts the Blue Jay among the top young players in the majors who were born in the 1990s.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: The Earthquake at Petco Park
Ian also looks at history. I saw this game. It was not a pleasant sight to see on TV.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Jose Bautista's Manic May
Ian looks at Jose's hitting in the month of May


MLB: Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg exits with injury | Toronto Star
Washington ace’s shortest start ends with side muscle injury.

The Marlins Are Responsible For 40 Percent Of MLB's Attendance Drop
From Deadspin: Today's Tom Verducci column in Sports Illustrated contains a very sad bit of information about everyone's favorite laughingstock of a franchise: the Miami Marlins.

Card Corner: 1973 Topps: Joe Pepitone
1973 Topps might have marked his swansong from the big leagues, but it also provides invaluable insight on one of the game's most colorful characters.

Jim Leyland’s Curious Choice of Relievers | FanGraphs Baseball
Leyland Ball seems a lot like Farrell Ball.

The Worst of the Best: The Week’s Wildest Pitches | FanGraphs Baseball
100mph at your head. Yikes. Even if it is Nick Swisher's head.

The Worst of the Best: The Week’s Wildest Swings | FanGraphs Baseball
Fat Elvis is the featured performer at the Fangraphs Wild Swing Saloon.

Poll: Nick Swisher: Koopa Troopa, or Toothless Codger? | NotGraphs Baseball
For those who enjoy Swisher mockery.


Random Doctor Who plot generator is an addictive time sink
From io9: Holy crap, I could keep playing with this all day. The folks over at Us Vs. Th3m created "6 lines of JavaScript that write Doctor Who plots indistinguishable from the current series." And amazingly enough, it works quite well. Steven Moffat, bookmark this page.

Is Animal Planet Real?
From Gawker: This week's re-airing of the fake documentary Mermaids: The Body Found followed by the premier of yet another fake-documentary Mermaids: The New Evidence, has relaunched an internet conversation about whether or not mermaids are real (they are) and whether or not the documentary is "real"

Nate Silver Tackles The Canadian Stanley Cup Drought
From Deadspin: In nine days, we will celebrate(?) the 20th anniversary of Montreal's '93 championship, the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. Today in the Times, Nate Silver takes a stab at the most jingoistically painful futility in professional sports.


Baseball History - June 1st - National Pastime - Baseball History
2003 In the Blue Jays' 11-8 victory over Boson at the SkyDome, Roy Halladay gives up seven doubles, five of them in the third inning. Red Sox players hitting two-baggers in the third frame include Bill Mueller, Todd Walker, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Trot Nixon (proving that Roy is greater than a Boson, but I don't know if he is greater than the Higgs Boson- I think it is an amusing typo.)