Shea Hillenbrand joins the Toronto Blue Jays

Shea Hey is a Blue Jay

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The Hillenbrands Come Back East

"I'm not going out quietly, I'll tell you that much," Hillenbrand said yesterday. "They think we're stupid."

"But if you tell me that Bill Mueller is going to be the first one off the bench and he's going to give you a day off, would you sign him to two years for $4.5 million? And they're talking about cutting costs and saving money. I'm not stupid."

"Why not sign me to a multiyear [contract]? Sign me now so I don't have to go to arbitration." What happens if I go out and have an All-Star year this year and go to arbitration? You have to pay me more."

Hillenbrand said on-base percentage is overrated unless you're the leadoff batter. To me, if I get a 7-8-9 hitter on base, it don't mean [expletive] to me." ...

They don't know what they have with me. If they get rid of me, they'll know what they have. You've heard of Jeff Bagwell?"

-- 5.29.03 Shea Hillenbrand on the Red Sox trading him to the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Flaxseed Oil Kid Will Ride
the Quarter Horses to Toronto This Time

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Shea-hole is excited to see Theo "that little twerp"
(among other things he called the GM) 19 times a year.

The Horse and the Horse's Behind

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"The horse's name is 'Lewinsky'" -- Steve Ciaccio, WEEI

The Hillenbrands Get Ready for Move Back East

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Where's Noah's Ark When You Need It?

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Welcome back Shea!
And yes, we've heard of Jeff Bagwell.

Wade Boggs Grabs Shotgun, Jumps in Truck
After Seeing Hillenbrand Animal Clan

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