The first month of the 2016 regular season has seen its fair share of good, bad and ugly moments.
Over 100, 000 fans filled the Olympic Stadium for the Blue Jays’ final two spring training games. This outpouring of support and interest has reignited talk of whether MLB will return to Montreal.
“Pushing the panic button.”
“It’s only April.”
“The games in April are just as important as the games in September/October.”
“They should be 6-0.”
Why do some of us get worked up about things that are completely out of our control?
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The 1996 Blue Jays were…nothing special. Coming off an ugly showing the previous season, the team was in transition. Arguably, it was the first time fans such as myself heard the term “rebuild.”
But there were some good things that came out of the 1996 season. For example, Pat Hentgen became the second Blue Jay pitcher to win 20 games and topped things off by winning the Cy Young award – first in team history.
The Jays also showed off their musical skills.
But all of that had yet to occur as the team prepared for their 20th home opener.
As Rob Sinclair reported, the Jays were celebrating 20 seasons and starting fresh at the same time.
This Sunday, the Blue Jays begin their 40th anniversary season on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays. Fans are hoping the defending AL East champs will be celebrating more than the historic milestone.
Gideon Turk of BP Toronto joins DNJT to preview the 2016 season.
If Stephen R. Brooks can post pictures of the new dirt infield, why can’t I?😉
A friend and I were at the ACC for a Marlies game Saturday afternoon. Following the match, we decided to venture over to Skydome before grabbing dinner. The only entry point was through the Jays Shop store near Gate 5.
As we checked out the merchandise, I made my way to the exit/entrance that takes you to the concourse area. Obviously, that area was blocked off. However, I still had a view of the ball park’s newest feature.
It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube.
Just recently, I watched a condensed version of the very first game, followed by the 1983 home opener in its entirety. Between these two matches, a common theme emanated from the broadcast booth: Play-by-play from Don Chevrier.
It’s a shame to think there’s a generation of Blue Jay fans who never got to experience a game with “Chevy” behind the mic.
The man was versatile, very knowledgeable and had a great voice. In fact, one could argue the significance of Chevrier on television is equal to the significance of Tom Cheek on the radio.
As I watched these old broadcasts and listened to Don Chevrier, it felt as if I was a kid again; planted in front of the TV, every Wednesday night at 7:30, watching Labatt’s Blue Jays Baseball on CFTO.