Episode 64: Things could/should be better

Posted April 28, 2016 by The Hek
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The first month of the 2016 regular season has seen its fair share of good, bad and ugly moments.

Chris Okrainetz of TipoftheTower.com looks back at the Blue Jays’ April performance and shares his thoughts on Chris Colabello’s suspension.

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Episode 63: They sure love baseball in Montreal

Posted April 14, 2016 by The Hek
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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.

Jared Book of BluebirdBanter.com joins DNJT to discuss what needs to happen and how a team in Montreal will affect the Jays.

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A short, scribbled thought, seven days into the new season

Posted April 10, 2016 by The Hek
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Sunday, 7:49am:

“Slow start.”
“Poor start.”
“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?

ER

Retro Blue Jays – How things looked in 1996

Posted April 7, 2016 by The Hek
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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.

ER

 

Episode 62 [Season Premiere]: Here we go again!

Posted March 31, 2016 by The Hek
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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.

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The Dirt Infield…..It’s now a thing!

Posted March 28, 2016 by The Hek
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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.

Oh snap!

ER

A short note about Don Chevrier

Posted March 25, 2016 by The Hek
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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.

ER

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