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Blue Jays Go All-In for 2013, Land R.A. Dickey From Mets

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Just a month after their <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/11/marlins-blue-jays-trade" target="_blank">blockbuster 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins</a>, the Toronto Blue Jays have made another major offseason splash.

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R.A. Dickey Won The Cy Young. Now He’s On The Daily Show Using ‘Circuitous’

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Next week he's going to be on Charlie Rose talking about Cet obscur objet du désir.

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Adam Greenberg Isn’t Moonlight Graham, But He’s Close

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You will read this line in every Adam Greenberg story, including this one.

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Come On, The Houston Astros Have To Be Doing This On Purpose

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Earlier this month, the Houston Astros committed what I consider to be the worst play in the history of professional baseball when they <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/houston-astros-two-errors-washington-nationals-worst-play-ever" target="_blank">turned a sacrifice bunt into a Cirque du Soleil-like dance of futility</a>.

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Knuckleball The Movie: Not A Funny Or Die Sketch, Amazingly

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In the best example of a documentary turning a mundane task into high drama since King Of Kong's Steve Wiebe had to choose between breaking the world Donkey Kong record or wiping his kid's butt, FilmBuff's Knuckleball turns "throwing a knuckleball" into a mystical fraternity of dudes who throw a ball a certain way despite it turning them into the worst and most ostracized people in the world.

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The Dugout: Meet the UltraMets

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In case you haven't been paying attention to the Mets since last Friday, these are the scores from their last four games, not counting the one in progress as this is being written: 6-25 @Rangers W 14-5 6-26 @Rangers W 8-5 6-28 @Tigers W 14-3 6-29 @Tigers W 16-9 Something crazy is happening to the Mets, and in the world of the Dugout that's a more dangerous topic than "Roger Clemens stabbed somebody in the heart and paid to have it covered up".

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The Dugout: Axe of the Dwarvish Lords

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Back in April, the New York Times did a story <a href="http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/r-a-dickeys-well-named-arsenal/">about Mets knuckleballer/lobber R.A. Dickey and his unusually named bats</a>, and while having a bat named after The Hobbit is pretty amazing, it's nowhere near as amazing as the retraction at the bottom.


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