Found May 30, 2013 on No Coast Bias :
Sometimes I find myself wishing that I liked baseball more.  I long for that nostalgic tinge that seems to creep into the voices of our parents’ generations when they sit back and recount their days listening to grand voices telling grand tales of athletic triumph.  But it’s just not there for me.  I love watching The post Baseball’s Shining New Hope: A Munenori Kawasaki GIF-Collage appeared first on No Coast Bias.

Toronto Blue Jays: Muenori Kawasaki has charisma

MAN OF THE HOUR – Munenoro Kawasaki gets mobbed by his teammates. Munenori Kawasaki was the hero for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles this  past weekend, but it is what he did during the post game interview on Sportsnet Television in Canada that got the public talking.  No, it wasn’t anything bad, but it did show that Kawasaki has a charismatic...

Munenori Kawasaki Has Been A Breath of Fresh Air For Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays season has not followed the script that General Manager Alex Anthopoulos had orchestrated when he wagered the future on veteran talent this off-season, opening up the Rogers vault for a chance at Baseball supremacy. With the plethora of roster tinkering conducted nobody in the in their right mind saw the Munenori Kawasaki signing as anything of significance...

Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki is the best at interviews

Japanese infielder Munenori Kawasaki delivered a walkoff double for his Blue Jays on Monday, then proceeded to deliver one of the funniest post-game interviews I’ve seen in a long time. Kawasaki, still not completely caught up on the native language of his new country, broke out some notes and did his best to answer questions from the Jays reporter, much to the amusement of the...

Ricky Romero hits rock bottom in Buffalo

The former "Ace" of the Toronto Blue Jays is struggling beyond what anyone could imagine. On Monday-Ricky Romero's fourth Triple A start-against the Durham Bulls, he went 2/3 of an inning surrendering eight runs on five hits. He walked three and didn't strikeout a batter. Overall, Romero has a 13.85 ERA in Buffalo. He has given up 20 earned runs in 13 innings...

Josh Johnson to return Tuesday for Blue Jays

credit: getty images The Toronto Blue Jays will activate Josh Johnson prior to Tuesdays game against the San Francisco Giants. Johnson last pitched April 21 and has been sidelined due to right triceps inflammation. Johnson, 29, feels good but his productivity may be a cause for concern in his initial outings. Johnson lasted 4 2/3 innings in his last rehab start allowing six runs...

Toronto Blue Jays Designate 1B Clint Robinson, Other News

The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to designate first baseman Clint Robinson for assignment after hitting a light .270 with four home runs in 47 games this year at the Triple-A level this season. This move wasn’t made because the Blue Jays have lost faith in the young third baseman, but rather because they needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. He will have to clear waivers...

Brett Lawrie is a Heartbreaker

Sometimes, we fall in love with players and create unrealistic expectations. For many, Brett Lawrie is one of these players, and he may be breaking your heart.  He may have even broken your heart in 2012.  But as he takes a seat on the disabled list with a sprained ankle, now could be the time to let Lawrie back into your life. Brett Lawrie was called up to the major leagues during...

Toronto Blue Jays Place 3B Brett Lawrie On Disabled List

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle. Sliding haphazardly into second base Monday night, Lawrie appears to have rolled his bad ankle and could miss some extended time. While it wasn’t a guarantee that he would hit the disabled list, due to the growing weakness of a bench in Toronto, the Blue Jays...

Blue Jays place Brett Lawrie on DL

Despite their general manager Alex Anthopoulous, saying he thought Brett Lawrie would be back in a couple of days, the Toronto Blue Jays have placed the young infielder on the disabled list.  Lawrie had left Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves after sliding into second base and injuring his ankle.  The injury was thought to be minor, but as yesterday progressed, the extent...

Brett Lawrie placed on 15-day disabled list

Toronto Blue Jays' third baseman Brett Lawrie was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle. As reported by Adam Berry at, "Lawrie suffered the injury while stealing second base during Toronto's 9-3 victory over Atlanta on Monday night. He stayed in the game temporarily before being replaced by a pinch-runner. His DL stint is ...

Edwin Encarnacion takes the parrot for a walk!

Awesome GIF of home run celebration

Blue Jays 3, Braves 0

Melky Cabrera had three hits, including a two-run single, and four Toronto pitchers combined on a four-hitter to lead the Blue Jays past the Atlanta Braves, 3-0 on Wednesday night. Last-place Toronto went with a pitcher-by-committee approach to fill a hole in the rotation. Esmil Rogers lasted 3 1-3 innings in his first start since 2011, and two pitchers just up from the minors shut...

Toronto Blue Jays Manage Split With Braves

The Toronto Blue Jays managed to take two of four from the Atlanta Braves, marking another step towards their playoff dreams. Going up against the leaders of the NL East, the Blue Jays performed very well and were close to winning three of the four. Apart from an 11-3 blowout last night at Turner Field, the Blue Jays were perhaps the better team throughout the series. That wasn’t...
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