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Some thoughts on Jack Marshall's recent article
Rice may be a good side dish but Rock candy is a sweeter choice for Cooperstown.
Will it be Burnett upped or burn it down for the Jays in 2009?
What can a team do to defend against the Boras onslaught regarding Manny Ramirez?
Some thoughts on the upcoming hot stove league.
Bill and John discuss the Phillies 80-08 ... well, you know.
Free agency is in danger from the MLBPA
John and Bill discuss which team has the edge going into the World Series.
Baer and Stimpy discuss why "Manny being Manny" wasn't enough to overcome the flight of Stairs!
The "Baud Couple" (Baer and Brattain) discuss the upcoming NLCS and how the Dodgers' lack of left-handed starting pitching could be their downfall.
Baer and Butthead dissect "The Cholesterol Cup."
Bill Baer and I discuss the upcoming "Cholesterol Cup."
I'm gonna have my final say and that's that!
Will the Bronx Bombers be bringing in a galaxy of stars this winter? Will it have an impact down the road?
The Rays making the playoffs isn't the reason 2008 smelled fishy.
I wonder if Pedro Alvarez is having second thoughts on his choice of
With a little inadvertent live blogging tossed in.
Some non-whiny thoughts on 2008.
What makes an MVP an MVP—or the difference between a Cy Young winner and (sigh) wrong ninny?
Free Pedro Alvarez!
Time to vote for the year's biggest Pujols.
Cliff Lee is having an awesome year but he hasn't won the Cy Young yet...
Public protectors or passionate propagandists?
J.P. inspires N.U.I. in T.O. we look at his promises and say O.I.C.U.R.M.T.
Enjoying the rest of the season despite J.P. Ricciardi's efforts to make me miserable
Who sizzled, who fizzled and who made us exclaim "Oh piffle!"
Well, I'm the guy responsible for dumbing down Canada!
The game's true villains
The polls may soon close once and for all as regards this question
...it's the MLB All-Star infomercial!
Clearly the erstwhile Dread Pirate Roberts was a Blue Jays fan.
What BBRef taught me about the back-to-back World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays
A conversation with sabermetrics appreciator and author of "Crashburn Alley" and Baseball Digest Daily writer about Wednesday's article "I was born a ramblin' man."
Ignorance is bliss
Who leaped like Jordan and who ran like Vista?
...around 1 Blue Jay Way.
What a case of Bud could cost in the near future.
J.P Ricciardi would be well served not to give so much playing time to guys that reek.
Who basked in the limelight and who asked for a nightlight?
It's time for a little "tough love" for the Jays' young star
Who took the high road and who took the low road?
A review of the Peter Schilling Jr. novel
Who were shiny and who were slimy around MLB.
It's articles like this that gave birth to the blogosphere.
The Pujols Awards went on the DL this week, so to teach you a lesson about making nominations I'm subjecting you all to another rant! I have a big, opinionated mouth and I'm not afraid to use it.
Leave it to the Toronto Blue Jays to find a way to turn an asset into a liability
Oh, Manny! We have a new award.
Guess who twinkled and lit up the streets and who just tinkled and wet their sheets?
…and bang his head on the clubhouse walls
Some can enjoy sweet repose while others simply decompose
Caveat lector ... more on Barry Bonds so don't click the link unless you want to get ticked off
Name the person who queried Delilah with the following ... "Who cut?"
This isn't as random as you may think.
Oooo those new testing rules will enable the players to give samples by wringing out their shorts.
Who came out ahead and who just wet the bed
Well, it's time to tick y'all off again
Two weeks, some streak, others reek
Is baseball opting for short-term gain in exchange for long-term pain in the case of Barry Lamar Bonds?
Could the Jays have to wait until November before breaking out the golf clubs?
Buds, Cubs, Bugs, Duds and flubs
Last year they made history—will the Johan Santana trade mean they'll be history?
This Bud's for who?
Man who sits on fence gets kicked from both sides
Who sped like an F1 and who sucked like an F5
Guess what? Marlins ownership has ticked me off! (Again)
Who soared to the highest heights and who just weren't really bright.
...then be upfront about it.
Who went deep and who dug deep?
Some uncomfortable questions require answers.
Some do, others blew, find out who
Looking at major league free agency from another point of view
It's far too early to put in a guilty verdict
Who brought it and who rotted over the last week.
But I still want you off my lawn!
Who shone like stars and who sucked like black holes.
What went down and who screwed up.
Jim Rice and ... (Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!)
This week's Alberts and Luises
The Hall of Fame voting highlights that the '80s Tigers get no respect
Time to honor baseball's best and worst of 2007 and 2008
...and looking ahead to 2008!