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Reviewing Stroman’s MVP Performance

Shouldering a championship trophy half his size, last night’s starter for Team USA contained his grin under the bright lights of Dodger Stadium as he soaked in his new title. Marcus Stroman, World Baseball Classic MVP. That’ll look really nice on the resume next to a B.A. in Sociology from Duke. Last night was possibly the […]

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John Gibbons Is a Modern Day Bobby Cox

Last Canada Day, John Gibbons was ejected for arguing a called strike with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza. It was his sixth ejection of the season, which wouldn’t be all that remarkable except for the fact that the season wasn’t even halfway over. John Gibbons has been ejected once every 13 games this season for […]

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ALCS Game 3 Recap: Cleveland 4, Blue Jays 2; Toronto Bleeds Out Slowly

Injury chased their starter early, but Cleveland’s bullpen continued to have an answer for every Jays threat. Toronto would never take the lead, falling 4-2 in the game and are now down 3-0 in the series. Cleveland drew first blood on a Mike Napoli double, but Toronto lashed back in the bottom of the 1st. After […]

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Game Recap: Blue Jays 3, Yankees 0; Bautista Delivers

The heart of the order, the Donaldson-Encarnacion-Bautista combo that’s supposed to strike fear in the trembling hearts of the league’s poor pitchers, hasn’t been quite right for the past few months. Guys like Devon Travis and Russell Martin have carried the team through stretches, and the core three have gotten hot independently, but we haven’t […]