DNJT Extra: Miracle League of Ottawa

Posted May 21, 2015 by The Hek
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Ottawa Champions’ President David Gourlay chats about his team’s involvement with the Miracle League of Ottawa.

The Champions play their first-ever home opener tomorrow at RCGT Park.

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Episode 48: Baseball Returns to O-Town

Posted May 14, 2015 by The Hek
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[Follow up to Episode 10]

The Champs are here!

The Can-Am League’s Ottawa Champions begin their inaugural season on Friday, May 22 at RCGT Park. Team President David Gourlay joins DNJT to talk about baseball’s return to the Nation’s Capital.

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Practical Joke

Posted May 7, 2015 by The Hek
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An elderly man tells two young Cubans
his name is Mickey Mantle
It is likely these young men
never heard of Mickey Mantle;
nor do they know the Yankee legend
passed away many years ago,
before they were even born

Tragic political irony

ER

Episode 47: Bullpen Struggles, Travis Marvels

Posted April 30, 2015 by The Hek
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One month through and there’s plenty of positives and negatives.

Jenn Smith of BlueJaysPlus.com shares her thoughts on the Jays’ performance in April and what will happen to the recently released Ricky Romero.

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Buckle up! We're just getting started.

Buckle up! We’re just getting started.

Retro Blue Jays – Baseball en Francais

Posted April 23, 2015 by The Hek
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Posted by Retro Quebec.

As a child, I can recall a time when Montreal Expo games would air on Radio-Canada (CBC’s French language service) almost every Saturday night during the summer. I always got a kick out of hearing the play-by-play crew emphasize certain players’ English-sounding names in the middle of their French sentences: “Voici Michael Barrett.”

French-language television and Quebec sports teams always went hand-in-hand. So imagine my surprise when I found out years later that Radio-Canada also aired Blue Jay games at one time.

These days, TVA Sports broadcasts a hand-full of games. But according to Wikipedia (and sadly, I wish I could have found a more credible source), French-language  broadcasts of Jays games also occurred from 1978 to 1980. The video clip featured in this post is proof.

It features an upbeat jazz tune and footage from a late-70s match between the Jays and Mariners at the Seattle Kingdome. My understanding of French is far from exceptional. However, I believe the promo is advertising an upcoming live broadcast of a game between the Jays and Brewers from Milwaukee, as part of the “Baseball 79″ schedule.

For an added bonus, here’s a promo for an upcoming 1977 Expos game. It features stock footage of games played at Jarry Park. Again, my fluency in French is poor. However, it appears the clip is promoting the first baseball game to be played at Olympic Stadium.

ER

Episode 46: Youngsters Becoming Young Stars

Posted April 16, 2015 by The Hek
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Early on, young players like Devon Travis, Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna have made a positive impact on the field.

Can they keep it up?

Brendan Panikkar of BaseballHotCorner.com joins DNJT to discuss the rookies on the Blue Jays’ roster and also touches on the new security measures at Skydome.

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The view from my seat

The view from my seat

2015 Schedules and Rosters

Posted April 6, 2015 by The Hek
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Printable Schedule

Broadcast Schedule

Promotions Schedule

Active Roster

Coaching Staff


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