Sunday, July 21, 2019

#101 - Toronto Blue Jays (38-62) at Detroit Tigers (29-65) / Hall-aday of Fame

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 1:10 pm
Comerica Park | Detroit, Michigan

Jacob Waguespack (1-0, 5.93, 1.39) vs. Tyler Alexander (0-0, 3.60, 1.00)

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Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | 1:30 pm ET
Baseball Hall of Fame | Cooperstown, New York


It's a big day with Doc Halladay being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

But, oh yeah, there's also a ballgame to be played.  The Blue Jays have won the first two games of their series against the Tigers and look to sweep the three-game set in today's afternoon matchup.

It's a battle of two young starters, each making their second major-league starts.  Jacob Waguespack will take the ball for the Blue Jays and left-hander Tyler Alexander will do the same for the Tigers.


Well, how about that?
62 games left to get the record - do it, boys.

Three strikeouts for Ken Giles after a lead-off double in last night's game.  Trade worthiness = back to full value, doing so in front of a crowd of scouts.

Thought this was worth posting here -- RADAR snuck this in just before I was set to make this thread live.  Here it is again...
Long read but worth it. 
Fifty years ago, the Bisons had the first black manager in AAA.

Congrats to Scott MacArthur for taking the brave step to come out, and hope this will soon be treated as normal in the media so others (including active athletes) may be able to come out without any fear or discomfort.

1995 First Draft Pick card (age 18)

The moment we've all been waiting for, the first homegrown talent that was drafted and developed by the Blue Jays to enter the Hall of Fame.  
  • 17th overall pick in the 1995 draft
  • Spent fifteen years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization before being traded to the Phillies after the 2009 season.  
  • Two Cy Youngs, one perfect game, and one post-season no-hitter.  
  • First since Roberto Clemente in 1973 to be voted posthumously into the HOF by the writers.
  • 148-76, 3.43 record as a Blue Jay

This was sad to see - Hall of Fame stones signed by surviving HOF inductees, missing of course Doc's signature.  It doesn't help that the stones are shaped like headstones, too.

Plenty of articles, retrospectives and stories about Roy Halladay:

Threads on this site after Doc's passing:


This is your "win it for Doc" game threat.