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Poor defence got the better of the Blue Jays in their 5-2 loss this afternoon, coming off the heels of last night's 10th-inning 6-2 Grand Slam winner by the Bosox.

The Jays only took one win out of this four-game series, a13-7 thrashing of the Red Sox Friday night that saw Kevin Pillar and Justin Smoak contribute four RBIs.

https://youtu.be/pgPCJvzQaUE


Jays placed Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on the DL (concussion).  Gurriel was hit on the back of the head/neck by the heel of Boston pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Both players arrived at first base at the same time with Gurriel sliding safely.  Rodriguez however needed to jump to avoid colliding into him and that's when Rodriguez's foot caught the back of Gurriel's head.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-lourdes-gurriel-jr-dl-concussion/sn-amp/


Kevin Pillar suffered a serious injury to his right clavicle (shoulder/collarbone area) during one of his "Superman" diving catches.  He'll be out 4-6 weeks.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-place-kevin-pillar-dl-gurriel-concussion-dl/sn-amp/


The Jays are off until Friday when they commence on a three-game series versus the Orioles in Toronto.

Now, on to the All-Star Game.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: Yesterday at 07:02:29 PM »
Saturday Belgium defeated England 2-0 for third place bragging rights.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: Yesterday at 06:56:11 PM »
Pride if a nation...


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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: Yesterday at 06:52:29 PM »
Champions du monde!   Felicitations, France!   Allez!!



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General NHL News & Views / Re: Ray Emery Passes Away
« on: Yesterday at 06:26:36 PM »
He was one goaltender who never shied away from a fisticuff.  Fiesty and passionate on that ice.  I still recall that fight night game against the Buffalo Sabres. 

R.I.P.  Condolences to the family.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:10:21 PM »

I've always believed that without any sense of direction, education, or even forward thinking, confusion and improper and/or genuine wrongful decision-making will occur, unless steps are taken ahead if time, both at home and most importantly, at school.

Most importantly at school? Really?


Don't kids spend most of their days going to school?  I'm just reiterating why Sex Ed should be part of the curriculum at some point in their educational lives.  Maybe not "more importantly" but important enough.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:15:47 PM »
Ford's a moron.  At least he hasn't done anything that I wasn't expecting of him yet. 

I mean that's the sad thing. This is what people voted him in for. So he could bring back a sex ed program that was developed in 1998.

Personally I'm looking forward to the increased incidence of teenage pregnancy I'll get to diagnose in the ER.  Nothing says good sexual education policy like "I pushed a baby out of me therefore I know everything about parenting".

B]I don't think the Sex Ed cirriculum was ever designed to teach kids how to be parents.[/b]
 

On that count alone, no, but it (Sex Ed in general) provides invaluable advice to those who may not know the difference between abstinence and compilation.

It is often erroneously believed that teaching teenagers about the birds & the bees may actually whet their appetite and further peek their curiosity, that they will engage in if not more sex.

Perhaps parents out there feel uneasy to let a teacher who is unrelated to them teach their offspring about this most delicate of subject matters, which, up to a point, is understandable.  People need to remember that no matter how or what they raise their kids as parents, as good a job they do hoping that their young will continue onto the path of responsibility in their lives, inevitably, they cannot determine just what path at some point on the road to adulthood the teenagers will want to explore.

I've always believed that without any sense of direction, education, or even forward thinking, confusion and improper and/or genuine wrongful decision-making will occur, unless steps are taken ahead if time, both at home and most importantly, at school.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:03:36 AM »
Perhaps Justin may have overstated the terms and Canada's obligations under the Refugee Convention Treaty law:


https://nationalpost.com/opinion/trudeau-is-exaggerating-what-international-refugee-law-compels-canada-to-do

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:52:27 AM »
Canada and some European allies align with Trump on concerns over the Russia/Germany oil & gas pipeline deal:

Trump, however, is not alone is in questioning the deal. Other European allies, including Canada, are worried.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday there are significant Western sanctions against Russia for a reason.


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"Canada believes in those sanctions. Those sanctions will and need to stay in place as long as Russia's illegal actions remain in force. When it comes to Nord Stream, Canada has significant concerns about that project.


https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/11/trudeau-trump-nato-germany_a_23479989/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-nato-1.4743670

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:56:37 AM »
England faces off against Belgium for the third place finish game on Saturday July 14.

France vs Croatia  World Cup Final  Sunday July 15 at 11am on TSN.


Vive la France!   :)

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:02:26 AM »

vs



Starting Pitchers:
Thursday July 12  7pm
J.A. Happ LH (Blue Jays)  10-5  4.44 ERA  vs  David Price LH (Red Sox)  9-6   4.44 ERA

Friday July 13  7pm
Ryan Borucki LH (Blue Jays)  0-1  2.25 ERA  vs  Rick Porcello RH (Red Sox)  11-3  3.58 ERA

Saturday July 14  1pm
TBD  vs  Eduardo Rodriguez LH (Red Sox)  11-3  3.62 ERA

Sunday July 15  1pm
Marcus Stroman RH (Blue Jays)  2-6  5.90 ERA  vs  TBD

All games on SN & SN590.


Source:  MLB.com,  thestar.com,  ESPN.com


The Blue Jays (42-49) come to Fenway Park in a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox (65-29).

Boston's J.D. Martinez is running away on the leaderboard when it comes to runs, hits, homers, and RBIs.  He leads in most of those categories, league-wide, too.

The Jays come off a split of their two-game Interleague series against the Atlanta Braves.

This will be the last weekend series before MLB's All-Star Game, to be played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday July 17, 2018.

The Blue Jays pitching ace J.A. Happy will be their lone representative there.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:57:44 AM »
Blah!  Jays lose 9-5 to the Braves.  Split the two-game series.


https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-fail-rebound-mistakes-loss-braves/

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:54:39 AM »
NYYankees remain interested in Jays ace J.A.Happ.  But...



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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Official Music Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:46:29 AM »
469+ songs!!  All-Canadian, too.  The Blue Jays reliever John Axford (who is Canadian) has a vast array of Canadiana. He posted this awhile ago (on Canada Day weekend):


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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:42:48 AM »
Granderson shines:



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