Jays Jots: Shaun Marcum, Adam Lind, Red Sox, Moneyball, and Prince Fielder

Aside from the announcement of the Jays’ September callups, here are some links to get you through today after last night’s 14-0 rout at the hands of the Red Sox:

An Interview with Darold Knowles, September 2011 | Batter’s Box
Gerry over at Da Box talked to Darold Knowles, Dunedin’s pitching coach, about a variety of things, like Drew Hutchison being better than Marcum and Nestor Molina having tremendous command.

Shaun Marcum at home with dominant Brewers | The Good Point
Over at The Good Point, I recently caught up with Marcum and he talked about his trade from the Jays after they talked about a long-term deal, plus being dealt straight-up for a prospect.

Labour Day Leftovers: Lind & McCoy’s Walk Rates | The Blue Jay Hunter
Ian over at BJH takes a look at just how few walks Adam Lind is taking this year. He also has an entertaining DeWayne Wise Gif in another post.

SOSH is What Happens | Hum and Chuck
Joanna over at Hum and Chuck has a post with some entertaining rebuttals to comments made on a Red Sox forum during Monday’s game.

Interview: Deck McGuire | 1 Blue Jays Way
This one’s a few days old, but check out 1BJW’s interview with Fisher Cats right-hander Deck McGuire, if you haven’t already.

Red Sox poster boys for slow play | Richard Griffin via Toronto Star
If you didn’t see any of Griff’s tweets during Monday night’s Red Sox game with Josh Beckett, read this to get what he was talking about. Good stuff.

Learning to throw a breaking ball | Toronto Star
Sticking with the Toronto Star for a moment, Dan Robson caught up with Jays pitching coach Bruce Walton for some tips about how to throw a breaking ball.

Zaun talks Moneyball | sportsnet.ca
The title speaks for itself, as Gregg Zaun continues to show why he’s a good analyst by discussing the Moneyball era.

Finally, as many Jays fans dream of Prince Fielder in a Jays uniform, here’s a hilarious commercial from 1992 that features him and his former Blue Jay father Cecil:

-JM

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Tags: Boston Red Sox Prince Fielder Shaun Marcum Toronto Blue Jays

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