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dexfarkin

  • joined Aug 17, 2009
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The Optimism of the Pre-Season

Last year Toronto won the pre-season on paper. This year Toronto has finished dead last in the pre-season on paper. That has happened before and the results were surprising In the spring of...

Marvin Miller's 'A Whole Different Ballgame'

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It is hard to think of another person in sports history who never played, coached, refereed, managed or owned a professional team and is as controversial as Marvin Miller. A labour economist from...

Book Review - Paul Dickson's 'Bill Veeck'

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Bill Veeck - written by Paul Dickson

Review: Bottom of the Ninth by Michael Shapiro

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The 1950s is often called the ‘Golden Decade’ of baseball. Of course, that is if you lived in the five boroughs of New York City. Best described as the New York Era, it showed the post-war rise of...

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More Steroid Mumbling and a Modest Proposal

Robert Murphy in a recent Huffington Post article bemoaned the unwatchable nature of baseball today, and how steroids absolutely must be part of the game because of Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera, and...

Book Review: The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

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By 1880, baseball was a dying sport in America. Gamblers dominated corrupt National League players, managers and umpires; inconsistent ownership had allowed the dilution of the old National...

Book Review: Full Count

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Dexfarkin takes a look at Jeff Blair's book on the Blue Jays.

The 2013 Baseball Strike

Good news, Jays fans. We might just be delivered from this horrible start by the first player strike in 20 years.

If You're Not Cheating, You're Not Trying

A look at cheating and cheaters in the history of major league baseball, questioning why today's rule breakers are considered so much worse than those of yesteryear. IF YOU'RE NOT CHEATING, YOU'RE...

The Yankees' late season swoon as depicted by CGI pirates, Greenpeace activists and huge steroid...

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The Yankees' late season swoon as depicted by CGI pirates, Greenpeace activists and huge steroid needles.

Blue Jays Interested in Manny Ramírez?

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According to this article in ESPN Deportes, Toronto was amoung the clubs to have watched Ramirez work out in the batting cage as part of his unretire event. It's most likely AA's exhaustive due dilligence, but the source reported that the Jays liked what they saw. Oakland and Baltimore are also showing some interest, which makes sense seeing as both clubs seem to hold a near monopoly on signing one year deals with aging sluggers likely long past their prime.

AJ BURNETT TRADE

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Yankees are shopping AJ and offering to eat a quarter of his salary. Is it worth it, and if not, what kind of deal would make it worth the Jays bringing him around for another run, if any?

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MLB's New Playoff Format

According to the above article, the MLB is not only adding two new Wild Card positions into the playoffs, but also requiring an NL team to switch leagues to create a balance of 15 teams in each...

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MLB Partners in 'It Gets Better' Campaign

Mariners Latest to Join 'It Gets Better' Campaign The Seattle Mariners have announced they will be the 4th MLB team to record a video for the 'It Gets Better' Project created by Dan Savage.

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Blue Jays Sportsnet1 Viewership Down 94%

So, how bad has the move of 25 games to Sportsnet1 hurt the team? Down 94% during this series. Only 31,000 people watched the Jays fall to Oakland. That's a respectable crowd in a stadium, but as...

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