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Short, scribbled thoughts about the fugly start to the regular season

April 17, 2017

Wish I could tell you it will get better. But the truth is I can’t. There are few guarantees in baseball, so I can only hope for the best and be positive.

The Blue Jays will either figure it out or they won’t.

You can push as many panic buttons as possible. You can demand they fire Gibby. You can beg for Rowdy Tellez to be called up. You can curse Mark Shapiro and Russ Atkins for all entirety. You can refuse to purchase tickets. Just understand one thing: We have no control over the fate of the team. Like it or not, we have to let the process work itself out and show some – here’s a word you might not like – patience.

Gregg Zaun sometimes criticizes certain fans for wanting instant gratification. It’s a theory I subscribe to as well. We live in a society that values anything quick and aggressive, while discarding items that are slow and can’t instantly capture attention. Baseball clashes with this kind of society; in the game itself and with the length of the season. The adage of the regular season being a marathon and not a sprint certainly applies to the Jays’ situation.

The consensus couldn’t be clearer: There’s nothing fun about how this season has gone so far, especially after Sunday’s 11-4 dumpster fire loss to Baltimore. Greater concern is Aaron Sanchez’s blister problem and J.A. Happ’s elbow; issues that are incredibly alarming. Can’t forget the nightmarish offensive production either. So as much as it sucks – and it really does suck – there is nothing we can do, but to simply let things breathe. It might be painful, but it’s the right course of action.

If that won’t work for you, consider this: If the worst thing in your life is a 2-10 baseball team, then you have a pretty good life.

ER


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Retro Blue Jays – A curveball for the senses

August 25, 2016

Posted by Homonculus Entertainment.

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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

 

 

 

Playoff Edition 2 (aka Episode 59)

October 14, 2015

It’s “winner takes all” as the Blue Jays battle Texas today in game five of the ALDS.

Jenn Smith of BlueJaysPlus.com looks back at the previous four games, including Gibby’s decision to remove R.A. Dickey for David Price during Monday’s match.

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Drama during Game 2.

Drama during Game 2.

Episode 50: Getting It Done

June 11, 2015

The Blue Jays have been playing an exciting brand of baseball lately. They’re looking like a team that plays in the “Get It Done” league.

Nick Hansen stops by to chat about pitching, Jose Reyes, Josh Donaldson and more.

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Everything is beautiful these days ;)

Everything is beautiful these days 😉

Episode 49: Last year’s May was much better

May 28, 2015

May has been an overall frustrating month for the Blue Jays and their fans. However, things appear to be getting better.

Ian Hunter of BlueJayHunter.com joins DNJT to discuss Jose Bautista’s shoulder, Roberto Osuna’s performance and John Gibbons’ tenure.

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To all base runners: Never make a fuss with Russ!

To all base runners: Never make a fuss with Russ!

Episode 46: Youngsters Becoming Young Stars

April 16, 2015

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

Episode 44: [Season Finale] The Roller Coaster Season

October 2, 2014

It was a roller coaster ride that lasted 162 games.

In the end, the Blue Jays finished third in the American League East, with a record of 83-79.

Not bad, but not good enough to make the playoffs.

@Minor_Leaguer of BluebirdBanter.com looks back at the Jays’ 2014 season and also discusses his recent legal issue with the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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See you next season!

See you next season!


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