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Toronto Blue Jays
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A season that started promising went down the tubes in the second half, but not everything is a lost cause north of the border...next up in our End of the Season Post-Mortem series is the Toronto Blue Jays.
If you're new here (which about 90% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from the playoffs, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. Also, for the first ten teams eliminated, we're going to post a series called "Hope for the Hopeless", which is going to be an expanded version of the "What Went Right" portion of the Post-Mortem series pieces.
What Went Right: Splitting his time between first base and DH (where defense isn't nearly as important as at third base, his former position), Edwin Encarnacion blossomed...
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MLB is investigating Yunel Escobar after it was revealed that the Blue Jays shortstop wore eye black with a homophobic message written on them during Saturday’s game.
Escobar, who was born in Cuba, had the words “Tu ere maricon” written on his eye black for Saturday’s game against the Red Sox.
“Tu ere maricon” is Spanish for “you are a ******.” Maricon is a commonly...
Toronto's f'in idiot of a shortstop, Yunel Escobar, thought of a brilliant plan to write a homophobic slur in spanish in his eye black on Saturday. As shown in the picture, Escobar had "Tu ere Maricon" under his eyes that can be translated into, well, read on and find out.
The Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball have suspended shortstop...
The Blue Jays are an interesting team. General manager Alex Anthopolous is making moves that are generally thought of as cunning, slick, or whatever word you want to use. But it still hasn't translated onto the field yet. The 2012 Blue Jays team got nailed with something that there's no way to prepare for: an unparalleled glut of injuries.
Toronto has used 11 starters ...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar is BOLD. Escobar thought it would be a good idea to wear eye black with a gay slur written in Spanish on Saturday when the Blue Jays faced off against the Red Sox. Of course the MLB is investigating. “The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any [...]
Many Red Sox players were outraged by Yunel Escobar's homophobic eye black message. While the controversial eye black message went unnoticed by most Red Sox players on the field, Nick Cafardo said it was inexcusable for the Blue Jays players and coaches to let him out onto the field with that slur written under his eyes. Escobar's off-field issues lead to him to be moved...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar will be sitting out the next three games after he was suspended by Major League Baseball for putting a Spanish, homophobic slur in his eye-black for a game this past Saturday.
Yeah, that's right, he was suspended for something incredibly stupid.
The image was first noticed in a Getty Images photo and yes, it's going...
Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar wore the offensive Spanish phrase "Tu ere maricon" in his eye black Saturday. Yes, we're still shaking our heads and scrunching up our eyes over the complete...
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Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during last Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Pictures posted online showed the Blue Jays shortstop with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur...
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Omar Vizquel collected his 2,874th hit in the first game of the Jays' Wednesday doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Vizquel's milestone hit came on a double down the right-field line in the eight inning of the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to the Yankees. With Vizquel's second hit of the game, he passed Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list...
The game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed because of inclement weather.
The teams will play a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, with the opener starting at 1:05 p.m. and the second game at 7:05 p.m.
A light rain fell and brisk winds whipped the flags above the ballpark when the game was called about three hours before...
It's that time of the year that we have become so accustomed to in Jays-land, when the desire to watch significant baseball games means watching someone besides the Blue Jays, and thoughts of the Blue Jays are necessarily focused on "next year" again. Still, since one of the things I like best about baseball is the whole art and science of roster manipulation (I&...
The Toronto Blue Jays fell out of the American League East race long ago, but their talent evaluators are out in full force as the team prepares for 2013.
The Blue Jays had two scouts at the final two games of this week’s Tigers-Athletics series in Detroit. Each game included a starting pitcher who could switch teams this offseason: Oakland’s Brett Anderson Wednesday (trade candidate...