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Playoff Edition 3 (aka Episode 60)

October 19, 2015

Down 2-0 to the Royals, the Blue Jays host game three of the ALCS tonight.

Michael Wray joins DNJT to discuss the first two games played in Kansas City.

PS: Go vote!

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Short, Scribbled Thoughts on Game 5

October 16, 2015

It’s been several hours since the Jays defeated Texas and I’m still at a loss for words. They simply couldn’t describe the dramatics that took place Wednesday. When I think about that seventh inning, the only concept that comes to mind is karma.

That bat flip. Nothing will ever top it. NOTHING.

Time to shift our focus to the ALCS. Remember to savour the moment. It’s a rematch 30 years in the making.

ER

Final Thoughts & Awards

November 4, 2014

It seems the San Francisco Giants enjoy even-numbered years. They’ve  captured MLB’s top prize in 2010, 2012 and now, 2014.

There are simply two words that describe the 2014 World Series: Madison Bumgarner.

What the World Series MVP accomplished was incredible! But you already knew that.

Think about this: The life of a big league starter is extremely controlled and organized. Their throwing schedules are planned out, as are how many days of rest they get between starts. It truly defines routine.

A full-time starter pitching on two days rest would be strongly discouraged. But this was game seven of the World Series and the Giants were holding on to a slim lead. Therefore, I applaud Bumgarner and Bruce Bochy for taking “the rules” and tossing them into the dumpster. It paid off beautifully.

Meanwhile, the Royals have nothing to be ashamed about.

They went on an amazing run, captivating fans and creating some exciting drama. They took the eventual champs to seven games and only loss the final match by one run.

Yes, it stings. But they battled and should hold their heads high.

How about some awards?

American League

Best Manager: Ned Yost, Kansas City
Best Pitcher: Felix Hernandez, Seattle
Best Hitter: Mike Trout, LAA

National League

Best Manager: Matt Williams, WSH
Best Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
Best Hitter: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami

Blue Jays

Best Pitcher: Marcus Stroman
Best Reliever: Brett Cecil
Best Hitter: Jose Bautista

ER

My “artistic rendition” of Madison Bumgarner pitching in game seven of the World Series.

World Series Prediction

October 19, 2014

If you told me back in March that Kansas City and San Francisco would battle for MLB’s top prize, I would’ve given you a funny look; maybe even take a few steps back.

The Giants? Sure, it’s possible. They’ve won two World Series titles since 2010.

The Royals? More unlikely than likely. True, they showed some glimpses in 2013, but there were many stronger candidates to represent the American League this season.

And yet, here we are. Sports, man. Sports.

Just a couple of notes on the ALCS/NLCS:

1) The Royals swept Baltimore and I’m still in shock. I picked KC to win the series, but definitely didn’t expect them to do it in four games!

2) Although I picked St. Louis to win the NL Pennant, I’m glad San Francisco captured the prize in five games. Both the Giants and Royals have almost had the same amount of layoff days, which should (or could) even things out.

With all this out of the way, here’s what I’m predicting/guessing/hoping to see:

Kansas City over San Francisco in six games.

ER

LDS Predictions

October 1, 2014

American League

Angels over Royals in four games
Orioles over Tigers in five games

National League

Dodgers over Cardinals in five games
Nationals over Giants in five games

ER