World Series Prediction

Posted October 19, 2014 by The Hek
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If you told me back in March that Kansas City and San Francisco would battle for MLB’s top prize, I would’ve given you a funny look; maybe even take a few steps back.

The Giants? Sure, it’s possible. They’ve won two World Series titles since 2010.

The Royals? More unlikely than likely. True, they showed some glimpses in 2013, but there were many stronger candidates to represent the American League this season.

And yet, here we are. Sports, man. Sports.

Just a couple of notes on the ALCS/NLCS:

1) The Royals swept Baltimore and I’m still in shock. I picked KC to win the series, but definitely didn’t expect them to do it in four games!

2) Although I picked St. Louis to win the NL Pennant, I’m glad San Francisco captured the prize in five games. Both the Giants and Royals have almost had the same amount of layoff days, which should (or could) even things out.

With all this out of the way, here’s what I’m predicting/guessing/hoping to see:

Kansas City over San Francisco in six games.

ER

ALCS/NLCS Predictions

Posted October 8, 2014 by The Hek
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First, some final thoughts about the LDS:

1) I would like to thank the Angels, Nationals and Dodgers for making me look like a COMPLETE MORON.

2) Giants/Nats could’ve gone either way.

3) Nobody expected KC to beat up LAA.

4) Shame on me for thinking the Dodgers could actually beat St. Louis. The Cards usually find a way to get the job done.

It’s time to focus on the League Championship Series. Here’s what I’m predicting/guessing/hoping to see:

ALCS – Kansas City over Baltimore in seven games

NLCS – St. Louis over San Francisco in six games

ER

Episode 44: [Season Finale] The Roller Coaster Season

Posted October 2, 2014 by The Hek
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It was a roller coaster ride that lasted 162 games.

In the end, the Blue Jays finished third in the American League East, with a record of 83-79.

Not bad, but not good enough to make the playoffs.

@Minor_Leaguer of BluebirdBanter.com looks back at the Jays’ 2014 season and also discusses his recent legal issue with the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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See you next season!

See you next season!

LDS Predictions

Posted October 1, 2014 by The Hek
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American League

Angels over Royals in four games
Orioles over Tigers in five games

National League

Dodgers over Cardinals in five games
Nationals over Giants in five games

ER

Wild Card Predictions

Posted September 30, 2014 by The Hek
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Predicting is just a fancy way of taking a guess.

With that in mind…

It shall be a glorious day of triumph for the Kansas City Royals and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

ER

Episode 43: Winding Down

Posted September 25, 2014 by The Hek
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There might be four games left in the Blue Jays’ season, but there’s always plenty to talk about!

Nick Ashbourne (BluebirdBanter.com, BeyondTheBoxScore.com) shares his thoughts on Tournament 12, Adam Lind and Ryan Goins.

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Programming Note: The season finale of DNJT will be released on Thursday, October 2.

The roller coaster ride is almost finished.

The roller coaster ride is almost finished.

 

 

Retro Blue Jays – The Bank of the Blue Jays!

Posted September 18, 2014 by The Hek
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Posted by CatchTheTaste.

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was one of the founding partners of the Blue Jays. In fact, CIBC owned a 10% share of the team from 1976 to 2000.

The percentage might have been low, but that didn’t stop CIBC from bragging about being the “Bank of the Blue Jays.”

Here’s a commercial from 1985 that features Damaso Garcia. The former Jays second baseman is seen hitting an inside-the-park homerun at what appears to be either a smokey Exhibition Stadium or a film studio large enough to lay down a diamond. A distinct voice mentions how proud CIBC was in helping to establish the team and links it to community involvement.

Meanwhile, the star of the ad is definitely Garcia, with a supporting nod given to the extra who high-fives Damaso.

And no….no uniforms were burned in the making of this commercial.

Eric aka @TheHek


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