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Retro Blue Jays – Dunedin of the 80s (and 2012)

March 8, 2018

Posted by PeterGross144, Pat French and AllBlueJays (via MLB).

I’ve never attended spring training in Dunedin and I’m jealous of anyone who has. Sure, I’ve watched spring training games in person – 2000; a double header between the Jays and Cleveland at Skydome. But despite the installed palm tree behind the outfield wall and a few players jogging on the warning track, it just wasn’t the same.

Spring training in Dunedin is one of the few things that hasn’t changed since 1977. The Jays have reinvented their identity multiple times, there have been thousands of players who have worn the uniform and the front office has undergone a few transformations. But every spring, despite the state of the team, our focus has always turned towards Dunedin.

Even the word “Dunedin” conjures up all those fuzzy, cliched feelings associated with spring training: The near-arrival of warm weather, optimism and a fresh start.

So in that spirit, here are a few videos where Dunedin and spring training are featured prominently.

The first two are from long-time broadcaster Peter Gross from his days with City TV.

I first saw this years ago on Big League Stew. Gross uses a Michael Jackson classic to preview the 1984 Blue Jays. Can you spot Buck Martinez?

Then Gross does a feature on Dave Stieb. The ladies in this video might’ve been impressed, but Tony Kubek and Joey McLaughlin definitely weren’t.

Had to include this TSN promo. Where else can you find Kelly Gruber admiring a pre-season dinger?

Finally, one of my favourites: J.P. Arencibia and Ricky Romero take us on a tour of the Jays’ spring training complex in 2012. I bet you’ll smile seeing young Eric Thames; maybe John Farrell too(?).

[Just a link for the last one. The ability to embed the video was disabled.]

ER

Episode 47: Bullpen Struggles, Travis Marvels

April 30, 2015

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.

Episode 47 Direct MP3 Download

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Episode 15 [Season Premiere] – The Time Has Come

March 28, 2013

After an exciting off-season, the Toronto Blue Jays are about to embark on what could be their most important season.

Will they live up to the hype? Will they make the city proud?

Brandon Smith of BIB’s Bleeding Blue blog shares his thoughts on the 2013 team.

Episode 15 Direct MP3 Download

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Episode 7 – Evil Injury Bug

June 28, 2012

June has not been kind to the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.

Four starters get hurt, three go on the DL. Nobody saw it coming.

Tom Dakers of Bluebird Banter shares his thoughts on the current rotation, as well as interleague play and Calgary baseball.

Episode 7 Direct MP3 Download


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