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Still not much for Blue Jays news.

There is a new cap:

Maybe it is me, but isn’t there anything else in Toronto other than the CN Tower? They are looking for something the everyone knows, but the Tower is on everything. I guess that’s why it is on this, it is on everything. But I don’t know, maybe an outline of Joe Carter jumping up and down.

If not the CN Tower and the subway, what two images would you pick to describe Toronto? If there was some way to how multicultural the city is that would be a good choice.

If you had all the time in world, would you listen to every Astros home game (well not every game, 58 home games, some games he couldn’t find video) to listen for banging noises. Well you don’t have to Tony Adams has done it for us. And he has a ton of data. He says he watched over 8200 pitches and heard 1100 trashcan bangs.

He breaks it up by player, by game and he has audio of the pitches so you can hear it for yourself.

It is an incredible amount of work. I’ve spent the last half hour looking at it and I’ve only touched the surface.

You can also follow Adams at @adams_at on Twitter.

The other day release a list of 9 clubs whose moves ‘won’ the off-season and at number 9 (for some reason I hear John Lennon’s voice when I type ‘number 9’) are the Blue Jays.

9) Toronto Blue Jays Don’t sleep on the Blue Jays, who added four starting pitchers — Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, Chase Anderson and Shun Yamaguchi — to a rotation that will get Matt Shoemaker back from injury. While fans watch their core group of kids — Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. — figure things out, the Blue Jays will be a team to watch in the AL East.

I’m excited to watch this year.

Jeff Blair writes that MLB needs a ‘new Mitchell report’ to deal with the cheating in the MLB. It is a good idea, but I’m not sure MLB wants us to know much cheating there has been in the MLB. I think baseball would prefer us to think it was only the Astros and the Red Sox who did this, but what if it turns out that half the teams were doing the same thing? What if every team does much the same? Steroids caused the game so much trouble, I’m not sure the league wants to open itself up to more troubles.