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Love and Marriage with Stieb's Sort of Perfect Game Monday Sept 2, 2013 Links

Hola. I'm finally enjoying a labour free Labour (take that US spelling) Day and have time to write a links post. Too bad it includes recaps of yesterday's ugly game. To be blunt the series was ugly for both teams, but less ugly for the Jays who won 2 of 3. Today's game is against the D-Backs at 4pm.

Tom Szczerbowski


Blue Jays blanked by Royals: Griffin | Toronto Star
The Star's Recap: J.A. Happ’s high pitch count, shoddy defence spoil bid for sweep. Diamondbacks on deck.

Dyson’s base-running mistake turns out right as Royals beat Blue Jays 5-0 -
Happier KC Recap: Jarrod Dyson fueled the Royals’ four-run third inning Sunday afternoon with a base-running mistake that led to a defensive-interference call in a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto. Starting pitcher James Shields allowed three hits and struck out nine over seven innings.


Toronto Blue Jays at Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB series preview | Toronto Star
The Star's Preview: Esmil Rogers duels Brandon McCarthy in opener of three-game series in Phoenix.

Blue Jays’ Steve Delabar officiates at brother’s wedding during time on DL | National Post
In 2011, Steve Delabar arranged for his brother Daniel to meet Mallory Beckingham at a Mariners’ game

Blue Jays on the losing end of plenty of coin flips in bizarre season | National Post
In another world bad and ridiculous things wouldn’t have kept ... on ... happening

Is Daniel Bard a Good Scrap Heap Pickup? - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal thinks the Jays should take a flier on a pitcher who has issues throwing strikes and has potential. Based on this year, he'd be our 3rd starter...

Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays (62-75, 5th AL East) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (69-66, 2nd AL West) - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Can the Blue Jays continue to play spoiler against former teammate Aaron Hill and his Arizona Diamondbacks? Tallboy says yes.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: Earl Weaver and the Orioles Forfeit to the Blue Jays
Ian looks back at a skirmish involving the Jays in Earl's War against the Umps.  See below related link.

▶ Managers Corner - YouTube
STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!--which is a massive understatement--Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver colorfully answers questions from baseball fans. Film by Skizz Cyzyk.


Houston Astros groundskeeper gets jiggy with it - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: Everybody knows the economical Houston Astros lay dormant while stockpiling talent for the future. Make your Astros jokes now, because look out for them next season (or the one after).


Baseball History September 2nd - National Pastime - Baseball History
1990 Dave Stieb pitches the major league record ninth no-hitter of the season beating the Indians 3-0. Previously, the Blue Jay right-hander had lost three no-hit bids after two outs were recorded in the ninth.