Category Archives: Blue Jays

A 2014 All-Star Ballot

The All-Star Game is less than a month away. Does that mean it’s time for an official ballot? Probably not, but it’s what I’ve been thinking about lately, so sit there and read my thoughts. It’s easier than doing stuff. … Continue reading

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An Early All-Star Ballot

In the past, I’ve used this space to name my quarter-season All-Star team. With the actual All-Star ballot now out, I’m tempted to post both a novelty piece about the players enjoying unexpected success through 40-45 games and an actual … Continue reading

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2013 Red Sox preview

Here’s one I wrote for The Forecaster: Sun shines cordially on the brim of your cap, a welcome respite from the biting cold in the nearby shade. Meticulously manicured grass sparkles proudly, unaware that the last patch of snow is … Continue reading

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Thwarted by Yet Another Stadium

This will be a very personal post, so I might as well start with a few personal notes. First, I’ve finally broken down and joined Twitter. Follow @replevel for links to new posts, other observations, and general snark. Second, I’ve … Continue reading

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Divisions May Make a Mockery of Second Wild Card

I’d be remiss not to record today’s AL Wild Card standings for posterity, as I’m not sure we’ll ever see anything like them again: Angels 49-41 Tigers 47-43 Indians 46-43, 1/2 game back Orioles 46-43, 1/2 game back Athletics 46-43, … Continue reading

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Living in the Past

I have no interest in talking about steroids. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I can’t make the point I’m about to make without talking about, or at least alluding to, steroids. One of the many unfortunate byproducts of the “steroid era” in … Continue reading

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Ten Quick Thoughts About the 2012 Baseball Season

Most teams have played, or are currently playing, their 80th game of the season, which means 2012 is almost half in the books, baseballwise. The All-Star rosters are set. Most of the teams we expected to contend for division titles … Continue reading

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