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Oct 25, 2012 8:47pm
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While humming the theme to WKRP in Cincinnati to myself the other day I asked
myself, “Why are the Reds in first place in their division, while the Toronto
Blue Jays are in last in the AL East?” A year ago entering play on Aug. Eric Weddle Womens Jersey . 10, the Reds had
a 56-61 record and a plus-32 run differential. The Jays at the same point were
59-57 with a plus-13 differential. Entering the weekend, Cincinnati is 66-46,
even with a five-game losing streak with a plus-64 run differential and a 2 1/2
game lead over Pittsburgh in the National League Central. The Jays are 53-58
with a minus-1 differential. Both teams have key players out with injuries.
Joey Votto is probably a week to 10 days away as he battles back from knee
surgery. Scott Rolen is in and out of the Cincy lineup with back issues. The
Jays have been hit much harder with a Major League leading 13 players on the
disabled list including Morrow, Bautista and Lawrie. Yet in terms of talent and
payroll, there isnt much to choose between these two clubs. Cincinnati is paying
out roughly $76.3 million this season. The Jays right behind them at just over
$75 million. The Reds dont play in a division as difficult as the American
League East, especially when they have the chance to beat up on also-rans like
the Cubs and Astros. The National League minus the DH isnt as tough on pitchers
either. If you look at the teams stats side by side, there is one clear
difference. Cincinnatis starting rotation of Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos,
Homer Bailey, Bronson Arroyo and Mike Leake hasnt missed a single start due to
injury. Not one! That quintette has a combined record of 45-30 with 67 quality
starts. The Jays starters on the other hand – all 11 that have been used are
(42-43) with just 53 quality starts. Not trying to beat a dead horse, but if the
Jays are going to be better next season, they must upgrade the starting rotation
either through trade or free agency. NL MVP? If Joey Votto doesnt have any
further injury setbacks, hes right there in the running for National League MVP
along with the Pirates Andrew McCutcheon. But another player to watch down the
stretch is Giants catcher Buster Posey. Hes batting .329 with 18 homers and 73
RBIs – a remarkable comeback for someone who missed 75 percent of last season
with a broken leg. The Cubs Alfonso Soriano has never really been the player
most though he could be. Still, its worth noting that along with Andre Dawson,
hes the only player in the teams storied history to hit at least 20 homers in
each of his first six seasons with the club and along with Albert Pujols and
David Ortiz, the only other active player to slug at least 20 dingers 11 years
running. EAST WATCH A gutsy decision by the Orioles to bring up rookie
Manny Machado to start at third in the heat of a Wild card race. Ill bet there
are a lot of teams hoping Tampa Bay doesnt make the postseason. Evan Longoria is
back and their pitching rotation has a 2.27 ERA since the All-Star break! The
Blue Jays have a very difficult home stand coming up – 10 games against the
Yankees, White Sox and Rangers. Theyve dropped 15 of the last 19. If theyre
lucky, they could have Morrow, Lawrie and maybe Bautista back by next weekend
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. Jonathan Bonneau had the only goal in the shootout as Chicoutimi edged the
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Kaillie Humphries and Emily Baadsvik raced to a silver medal Friday in a womens
bobsled World Cup event. Humphries, from Calgary, and Baadsvik, a rookie
brakeman from St. Stephen, N.B., finished with a two-run combined time of one
minute 44.10 seconds. “It felt good today,” Humphries said. “Training went well
all week and I like this track a lot so was happy to be back and get on the
podium. I like the way it feels and the feeling I get in my hands. I think Ive
figured out how to drive here and it just seems to work for me.” The podium
finish was the second for the Canadian duo this season, and comes just a week
after the entire Canadian bobsled team pulled out of a World Cup in Altenberg,
Germany, after a serious crash that sent three athletes to hospital. “We were
definitely motivated and happy to be racing again after an emotional week, and
just wanted to be strong for the boys on Team Spring,” Humphries
said.dddddddddddd Pilot Chris Spring of Calgary was hospitalized with deep cuts,
bruises and a broken nose. He was released Thursday. Graeme Rinholm of Saskatoon
suffered a broken leg while Bill Thomas of Queensville, Ont., suffered bruised
lungs and other minor trauma. Rinholm and Thomas were released earlier this
week. “I think we proved Canada can be down and out one week, but bounce back
and be on top the next, and that is something we should be proud of as a whole
team,” Humphries said. Germans Cathleen Martini and Berit Wiacker won gold in
1:43.56, while Fabienne Meyer and Hanne Schenk of Switzerland took the bronze in
1:44.10. Martini leads after five of eight races with 1,069 points. Anja
Schneiderheinze of Germany has 995 points and Meyer has 986. ’ ’ ’ 

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