Episode 75: Just a few games left

Posted September 29, 2016 by The Hek
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It has been an emotional week for those who play, cover and follow baseball.

The sudden and tragic death of Jose Fernandez was a harsh reminder that there are more important things than chasing a playoff spot.

Brendan Panikkar of BaseballHotCorner.com discusses the legacy of the late Miami Marlins pitcher, as well as the Blue Jays’ march towards the postseason.

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Short, scribbled thoughts on 20 wins

Posted September 25, 2016 by The Hek
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Jack Morris, Pat Hentgen, Roger Clemens, David Wells, Roy Halladay, J.A. Happ.

Six starters who reached the 20-win mark while wearing a Blue Jays uniform. Six starters over 40 seasons. Some won 20+ games more than once; three capturing Cy Young awards for their efforts. 

Oddly enough, I have no recollection of David Wells winning 20 games in 2000. I remember him having a great first half. I remember him starting for the American League at the All-Star game. Yet I don’t remember him actually winning 20 games. I vividly remember the other five reaching that mark, but not Boomer for some reason. 

And sure, pitching wins aren’t in vogue as they use to be. Still, 20 wins are an accomplishment not to be ignored. It says something about how effective the starter and his teammates are; maybe not as thorough as other traditional stats and sabermetrics, but it still gets the message across. 

So congrats to Mr. Happ! Not bad for a guy fans weren’t too thrilled about just a few months ago 😉

[Full disclosure: I liked the signing, but wasn’t crazy about the contract and its monetary value.]

ER

Episode 74: Stressful September

Posted September 15, 2016 by The Hek
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Feeling nervous, anxious and concerned? Take solace knowing you’re not the only one.

Former Blue Jay blogger Doug Plourd joins DNJT to chat about the Jays and their AL East rivals.

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Players-Only Meeting

Posted September 11, 2016 by The Hek
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no coaches allowed
so the roster can clear the air
and get back on track

ER

Episode 73: Farm Report

Posted September 1, 2016 by The Hek
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The Blue Jays’ minor league system has undergone some changes over the last few weeks.

Doug Fox of Clutchlings joins DNJT to share his thoughts on Mark Shapiro’s reorganization and also provides updates on some future Jays.

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Retro Blue Jays – A curveball for the senses

Posted August 25, 2016 by The Hek
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Last week, Tom Ford Cologne was all the rage!

The product – worn by Josh Donaldson – helped defused tension after Donaldson and John Gibbons verbally sparred during a match against the Yankees.

All the fodder that followed reminded me of a previous time the Jays dabbled in the world of fragrance.

Remember CHACIN Cologne?

The Blue Jay Hunter provides a terrific account of this famous giveaway. Essentially, two Toronto-area radio hosts joked how pitcher Gustavo Chacin’s last name sounded like a brand of cologne. Sure enough, a product was created with help from the left-hander and small vials of it were given out to fans attending the game on June 27, 2006.

Remarkably, the whole Chacin Cologne episode went viral at a time when social media wasn’t as extensive as it is today. Just imagine if it had occurred in 2016!

ER

 

 

 

Episode 72: Crunch Time

Posted August 18, 2016 by The Hek
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August has been a busy month for the Blue Jays.

April Whitzman shares her thoughts on several topics surrounding the team.

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Getting ready for the final….stretch.


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