Found December 20, 2012 on Bob's Blitz :
When's the last time you heard this? The Toronto Blue Jays are World Series favorites. W.S. odds: Blue Jays 15-2 Angels 17-2 Dodgers 17-2 Nationals 9-1 Tigers 10-1 Reds ... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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Are you kidding me?  No wonder this ball is so tough to hit and he won the NL Cy Young this year.  Good god, that pitch is a great way to get the batter’s knees to buckle.Looks like the Toronto Blue Jays have made a sound investment trading for Dickey and giving him a 2-year $25 Million extension.

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R.A. Dickey Ruined Christmas Apparently

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