Found July 07, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Major League Baseball announced the contestants for the annual Final Vote contest which allows fans to cast their vote for the final roster spot on the National and American League All-Star Teams. I was pleased to see that lights out Toronto Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar was recognized as a finalist for the contest. Delabar is slotted against fellow bullpen hurlers Joaquin Benoit, David Robertson, Tanner Scheppers and Koji Uehara respectively for a chance to represent the American League at Citi Field in New York. Even-though I am a biased Toronto Blue Jays fan, Steve Delabar whole heartedly deserves your consideration and is a worthy candidate deserving of your all important final vote. Bedsides the fact that the path to the major leagues for Delabar is worthy of a Walt Disney production, he has impressive numbers to back up it up. The man with the blazing heater has been lights out this season after the Blue Jays practically stole him from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for E...

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Reviewing the R.A. Dickey trade a half year later

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MLB Experiments with Placing TV Ad Graphics on the Field

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