Found April 07, 2013 on
The Flagrant Fan:
The tired old line from The Field of Dreams of, "Build it and they will come." does not really apply to the Toronto Blue Jays and their fan base. Instead, it has been more of, "Show them you care and are trying to win and they will come." After a wild off-season, the front office of the Blue Jays has apparently done just that in Toronto and the fans there are back in full force.
Say what you want about "fair weather fans" or, "bandwagon fans." I have never understood what the problem is there. The bottom line is that more fannies are in the seats or on their feet hollering and screaming for the Blue Jays. More people in the stands, means more excitement and more dollars in the team's bottom line so that they can try to maintain a competitive team.
And definitely more people are showing up at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Through the first five games of season, the Blue Jays have drawn 184,116 fan in attendance. That is an average of 36,8...
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Don Cherry is known for his hockey acumen, but the Hockey Night in Canada commentator is also very opinionated when it comes to baseball.
Cherry, who is a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, happened to catch Friday night’s game against the Red Sox, and a few things stood out to him. Cherry not only disagreed with how the crowd treated Red Sox manager John Farrell is his return to Toronto...
I really hope being banned from the ballpark was worth the thrill of running onto the field during a live game for this Toronto Blue Jays fan, I know I enjoyed it.
During the Blue Jays 13-0 defeat the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, this fan felt compelled to lift the spirits of the home supporters, in what was a deeply depressing game.
First the fan sprinted to second...
Chris Davis was the talk of the baseball word this week as he perhaps single-handedly helped the Orioles win three games in the first full week of the season. His run so far has been historic and a delight for us as Orioles' fans to see.
Well, this afternoon, he was rewarded for those efforts...
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Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles...
The Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis is having an historical start to the season. He's homered in 4 straight games and has knocked in 16 runs. That's redonkculous!Teams Davis Has Out-Homered:*Phillies*Pirates*Tigers*Rays*Red Sox*Twins*Rangers*Cubs*Dodgers*Giants*Marlins*Royals*Astros*PadresTeams Davis Has Out-RBI'd:*Phillies*Pirates*Tigers*Rangers*White Sox*Indians...
BALTIMORE, April 5 — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis is on top of his game early into the 2013 season.
On Friday he became just the fourth player in major league history to hit a homerun in his first four games of the season.
In the Orioles 9-5 victory over Minnesota , Davis tallied a grand slam and five total RBIs.
He joins an exclusive club that also includes the late...
John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox weren't fazed by a hostile reception from Toronto's fans. Instead, they turned all the boos into a boost of energy.
Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night in Farrell's return to Toronto.
A packed house of 45,328 let Farrell have it...
Toronto fans came in floods as cheers and boos showered down from all around the stadium in what might be the biggest crowd I have ever seen in the Rogers Centre. Whenever the Red Sox got a run, the Blue Jays responded quickly, all until the Red Sox took the lead for good in the top of the eighth inning. In light of four combined home runs from both teams, here are the four bases...
The Baltimore Orioles went through the final two months of 2012 without losing three games in a row, and they never fell below .500 last season while making an improbable return to the playoffs.
With a 3-1 loss to the Red Sox in Boston's home opener on Monday, the Orioles extended their losing streak to three games and fell to 3-4 for the season.
''We might spend all...
Ladies and Gentleman. Welcome to Fenway Park. Those words will always mean something special.
This will be the first year that the late Carl Beane would not start as the year’s public address announcer. And you know, he would have loved this team.
The Red Sox come into the home opener in first place in the American League East. It is the first time they have come into a home opener...
Aaron Hicks ended an 0-for-13 skid with a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Sunday.
J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who dropped the final two games of the weekend set. It was their first series loss to the Twins since July 2010.
Trailing 3-2, the Twins started their comeback when Jason Hammel ...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 8 @ 2:05 PM
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (0-0, 3.18) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (1-0, 1.29)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:10 PM
Jake Arrieta, RHP (0-0, 9.00) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-1, 5.40)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...