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Canada BlueJays?

By Tom Tango

Published: May 29, 2015, 1:48 pm EDT

​Well, perhaps for one 3- or 4-game series, according to what the Montreal mayor says he can get.  It would have to be Toronto as the home team shifting their games, since that would guarantee maximum fans, and make it viable for that club.  I can easily see for example...

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Bluejays, class act

By Tom Tango

Published: Apr 4, 2015, 1:12 am EDT

​Montreal-native Russell Martin, playing for the Jays in Montreal, who received ovations each time he came to bat, and during pre-game ceremonies, got one last one, when he was pulled from the game during a mound conference, allowing him to exit the field to the pleasure of fans.  Great job...

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Odds that one of Cueto, Wainwright, Felix, Tanaka, Buehrle will win Cy Young in 2014?

By Tom Tango

Published: Jun 6, 2014, 1:34 pm EDT

That’s my question.  Is it at 50/50?  More?  Less? We’re about sixty games in so far.  If an aspiring saberist wants to tackle this, go to Pinto’s site, take the top 2 Cy contenders in each league for the last five years (2009-13), which is 10 Cy Youngs, plus the best 5th guy​ (either...

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How fast does Mark Buehrle pitch?

By Tom Tango

Published: Apr 17, 2014, 1:50 pm EDT

In one of the comments here, the reader notes that in Mark Buehrle games, the game time is 2:37.  That’s 157 minutes.  But, that’s based on Buehrle pitching one-third of the time, his bullpen pitching one-sixth, and his opponents pitching one-half.  In non-Buehrle games, let’s say the average game time is 180...

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Clayton Richard v RA Dickey

By Tom Tango

Published: Feb 7, 2014, 1:11 pm EST

​Back when I was teaching my online class, this very subject was discussed, with exactly the same names at the top and bottom.  I’m always fascinated by pitchers-as-batters, and this particular angle is fun to look into. ...

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Blast from the Past: J.A. Happ

By Tom Tango

Published: Aug 2, 2013, 9:54 am EDT

For some reason, this old chat, which presumably was from 2009, appeared in my reader: Rodney (VA) It’s a given you have a vendetta against the Phillies but could it be possible that J.A Happ just knows how to pitch? Numbers don’t tell everything. If numbers did the Dodgers would have beat the Phillies in the NLCS last year….like you...

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MLB gay pride nights

By Tom Tango

Published: Jun 27, 2013, 11:06 am EDT

The Mariners will celebrate by flying the Gay Pride Flag.  I of course love it that Seattle is front-and-center here. Now, they are apparently the first to do such a thing, except that MLB also encompasses Canada, which means Toronto, who announced in 2006: On Friday August 25, 2006 the Toronto Blue Jays will be celebrating our third annual Pride...

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GIFfing Dickey’s Knuckler

By Tom Tango

Published: Jun 18, 2013, 1:51 pm EDT

From the man who brought you five Darvishes at once, we now see it with RA Dickey. ...

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Dickey’s Convocation Address

By Tom Tango

Published: May 16, 2013, 3:38 pm EDT

In Toronto, ending with: We all have a personal narrative. That’s the one thing that makes this life so awesome: that we all have our own narrative. I have mine, you have yours, but at the end of the day we’re all connected in some way. . . . Making a difference in the lives of others is being able...

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Dickey’s diminishing dash

By Tom Tango

Published: May 14, 2013, 9:21 am EDT

Eno is showing that Dickey is not throwing his knuckler as hard as he used to: ...

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