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Top 10 Biggest Blunders in Sports History

Professional athletes are the embodiment of power, grace, and skill. They are the peak of physical fitness and perform at the highest level for the world’s enjoyment. Likewise, they are also human and are prone to the same mistakes and lapses of judgment that us mere mortals face on a daily basis. The thing is: when I fall down the

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Welcome to the Bench: Matt Dominguez

Background Born: 8/28/1989 (26) Van Nuys, California, US Drafted: 1st round (12th overall) in 2007 by Florida Marlins Teams: Florida Marlins (2011), Houston Astros (2012-14) Positions: Third Base (349 games), DH (5 games) Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 lbs Bat: Right Throw: Right Full Baseball Reference Bio Full Fangraphs Profile The Call-Up April 26, 2016, the Toronto Blue Jays call up third baseman

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Welcome to the Bench: Chad Girodo

Background Born: 2/6/1991 (25 years old) Decatur, Alabama, United States Drafted: 9th round (265th overall) in 2013 by Toronto Blue Jays Teams: Toronto Blue Jays (2016) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 lbs Bat: Left Throw: Left The Call-Up April 22, 2016, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello begins his 80 game suspension for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The Jays subsequently called up relief

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Welcome to the Bench: Gavin Floyd

Background Born: 1/27/1983 (33 years old) Annapolis, Maryland, US Drafted: 1st round (4th overall) in 2001 by Philadelphia Phillies Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (2004-06), Chicago White Sox (2007-13), Atlanta Braves (2014), Cleveland Indians (2015) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’4″ Weight: 245 lbs Bat: Right Throw: Right Full Baseball Reference Bio Fangraphs Profile The Signing February 5th the Jays sign Gavin Floyd to a 1

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Bench Hall of Fame: Munenori Kawasaki

Welp. The Kawasaki era is over. Forget Donaldson. Forget Bautista. Please, please, please try and forget Price. Kawasaki was the face of the playoff Jays. While he didn’t play a single game, this plucky monkey man-child who supposedly plays shortstop, was front and center for the entirety of last season magical playoff run. While Bautista’s bat flip is obviously the

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Welcome to the Bench: Drew Storen

Background Born: 8/11/1988 (28 years old) Indianapolis, Indiana, US Drafted: 1st round (10th overall) in 2009 by Washington Nationals Teams: Washington Nationals (2010-2015) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 lbs Bat: Both Throw: Right Full Baseball Reference Bio Fangraphs Profile for full Career Advanced Statistics The Trade On January 8th, 2015 the Toronto Blue Jays trade outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later

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Welcome to the Bench: Arnold Leon

Background Born: 9/6/1988 (27 years old) Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico Drafted: Signed as an international free agent by Oakland Athletics in 2008 Teams: Oakland Athletics (2015) Positions: Pitcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 205 lbs Bat: Right Throw: Right Full Baseball Reference Bio Fangraphs Profile for Career and Advanced Statistics The Trade On January 5, 2016 the Oakland Athletics trade Leon to the Blue Jays for cash

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