Archive for March 2016

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

March 31, 2016

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!

March 28, 2016

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

March 25, 2016

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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The Ugly Dream

March 15, 2016

The same scenario has played out
hundreds of times
as I sleep
and allow anxiety to roam free.

All I want to do
is watch a baseball game
eat a hot dog
drink an over priced beverage
and cheer for my favourite team.

Yet I can never reach my seat.

Hurdle after Goddamn hurdle
prevents the peace and escape
I frantically crave.

Only portions of the field are visible
and the soundtrack has no distortion.

In my state of mind
it is the worst case of torture
because all I want to do
is watch a baseball game.

ER

DNJT Returns March 31

March 1, 2016

This afternoon – weather permitting – the Blue Jays will take the field for the first time since game six of the 2015 ALCS. Sure, it’s only spring training; but that doesn’t matter. It’s head-to-head BASEBALL!

And since Grapefruit League games are getting underway, it’s time to prepare the ol’ podcast.

DNJT will return on March 31 for a fifth season.

Usual stuff applies: Episodes released every other Thursday, early in the morning.

While I’m at it, make sure to also Like DNJT on Facebook.

Opening Day is just a few weeks away 🙂

ER 

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