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Obligatory post about the 2017 World Baseball Classic

March 5, 2017

I quite enjoy the World Baseball Classic. I’ve never been a fan of when the tournament occurs; but to be fair, there really isn’t a perfect time to run it.

There are a few random moments that stick in my mind from the previous WBC tourneys.

2006: Watching Canada on their way to upsetting the USA from Carleton University’s Res Commons cafeteria.

2009: Canada and the USA, this time at Skydome. I was sitting on a stationary bike, in the middle of my cardio (yeah, I work out) as Russell Martin crushes a homerun.

2013: Canada and Mexico drop the gloves. Also…After the Dominican Republic captured the 2013 title, the runners up – Puerto Rico – embraced and shook hands with the victors. Forgive the cheesiness, but it was a beautiful sight. And if memory serves, Mike Aviles initiated the moment.

This year, I’m supporting two countries: Canada and Israel. Subjectively, I hope both nations go far. Objectively, moving on to the second round will be a monumental task for both squads. I’m also excited about the Dominican Republic and the States.

The Canadians are an eclectic bunch. There’s Freddie Freeman and his deep personal connection with our country. There’s Eric Gagne and Ryan Dempster, who couldn’t ignore the thrill of national pride and competition. Dalton Pompey has been presented with a great opportunity and it’ll be great to see Scott Richmond again.

A part of me is also worried about the well-being of the players. What if [insert Blue Jay participating in the WBC] gets hurt? Fortunately, I can take solace knowing every fan for every MLB team likely has the same fear…..right?

ER

Episode 51: Marvellous Marco Estrada

June 25, 2015

While the Blue Jays battled Tampa Bay Wednesday afternoon, Alan Clough from Suicidal Squeeze shared his thoughts on Marco Estrada, the bullpen and much more.

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Gorgeous days at the ballpark!

Gorgeous days at the ballpark!

Episode 43: Winding Down

September 25, 2014

There might be four games left in the Blue Jays’ season, but there’s always plenty to talk about!

Nick Ashbourne (BluebirdBanter.com, BeyondTheBoxScore.com) shares his thoughts on Tournament 12, Adam Lind and Ryan Goins.

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Programming Note: The season finale of DNJT will be released on Thursday, October 2.

The roller coaster ride is almost finished.

The roller coaster ride is almost finished.

 

 

Episode 13 – Baseball North

September 20, 2012

The maple leaf is well represented in Major League Baseball.

Todd Devlin provides an update on Baseball Canada and shares his thoughts on who might win this year’s Tip O’Neill Award. There’s some Blue Jays talk too.

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Vote Tom Cheek for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award


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