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The Brotherhood of the Travelling Pants Sunday June 30, 2013 Links

Yesterday's game worked out a lot better than the last two. Thanks to Jose and his Dickey pants, who basically destroyed the Sox almost single handed.

Jim Rogash


Bautista leads Blue Jays to victory over Red Sox -
Sportsnet's recap: Taking to the field sporting high socks, Jose Bautista hit a pair of home runs and threw out a runner at home to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon.

Jose Bautista powers Blue Jays past Red Sox: Griffin | Toronto Star
The Star's Recap: Sporting R.A. Dickey’s pants, Bautista launches two home runs and guns down Boston’s Shane Victorino at plate at Fenway.

Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 6: Sisyphean baseball - Over the Monster
OTM's Greek Mythology Recap: There are many ways to lose a baseball game. The Sox found one of the more frustrating ways Saturday afternoon.

Full Count » Closing Time: Sox offense misses chances, Junichi Tazawa struggles in 6-2 loss
WEEI's sadder less literary recap of yesterday's game.


Blue Jays getting better pitching, better results | Baseball | CBC Sports
The recent resurgence enjoyed by the Toronto Blue Jays is directly related to the improved performance of the starting pitchers, even with two fill-ins in the rotation.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Are the Blue Jays Naming the New Centre Field Porch at the Rogers Centre?
Ian wonders about the CF porch. Tom's Terrace sounds pretty good. Delgado's Landing does too.


Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame: Tim Raines’ heart remains in Montreal | Toronto Star
Former Expos star Tim Raines expressed his affection for the city of Montreal as he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday.

Former Phillies star Darren Daulton diagnosed with two brain tumours | Toronto Star
Darren Daulton, leader of the NL-champion Phillies team that lost to the Blue Jays in 1993 World Series, battling brain cancer.

Royals Designate Jeff Francoeur For Assignment: MLB Rumors -
WOAH. GMDM has done the unpossible.

Paper airplane interrupts Phillies thrashing of Dodgers, Vin Scully provides play-by-play | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Big League Stew: Weird baseball came to Dodger Stadium on Friday night.


Baseball History June 30th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1977 At Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Cliff Johnson joins Joe DiMaggio and Joe Pepitone as the only players in Yankee history to hit two home runs in the same inning. The designated hitter goes deep twice in the eighth as the Bronx Bombers score eight runs in an 11-5 win over the Blue Jays.

Note: Cliff would end up a Jay leading to this wonderful .gif

Blue Jay Hunter Tumblr
Animated GIF: Cliff Johnson is Really Scary - This might just be my favourite Blue Jays GIF of all time.