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The Major League Baseball Lifetime Pass is like Willy Wonka’s golden ticket, except instead of allowing a person to take a tour of a chocolate factory and possibly develop diabetes in record time, it grants the person who possesses it lifetime access to any MLB stadium of that person’s choice. Needless to say, based on that very brief description, I already want one and will kick and scream until I eventually pass out.Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista doesn’t have to go to such extremes apparently, as he is the most recent recipient of this glorious card, posted to his Instagram account over the weekend. Nobody knows much about baseball’s gold card – save for BuzzFeed’s gallery and a quick Google search that shows you where you can buy Dave Parker’s gold card – but apparently they are awarded to people “in appreciation of long and meritorious service”.Perhaps the most touching story of how some people earned their cards was conveyed by Les Carpenter of the Washington Post b...

Jose Bautista Honored With Major League Baseball Lifetime Ballpark Pass (Photo)

Jose Bautista has been bestowed the ultimate wallet accessory — a lifetime pass to every Major League Ballpark in the country. The Blue Jays slugger has been in the big leagues for eight years and has played roles on five different teams. A lot of mystery surrounds the lifetime ballpark pass, but based on the inscription they are given “in appreciation of long and meritorious...

Blue Jays rumors: Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion could be available

The Toronto Blue Jays may follow a precedent set by the Miami Marlins last season.  Pay a lot of money for top-tier players, give them a limited opportunity to make the team successful, then sell them off.  If the team falls completely out of contention by the July trade deadline, it's possible two of Toronto's top hitters could be made available. Nick Cafardo of the...

Blue Jays take BP at New York driving range

It's not often that you see Major League Baseball players hitting baseballs at a driving range but it appears that the Toronto Blue Jays did just that. As part of a video for the MLB Fan Cave, Blue Jays sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion went to Chelsea Pier driving range to hit some long balls: Your browser does not support iframes.

Blue Jays pitcher loses it in the dugout

Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow isn’t having the best year.  Following Thursday’s game, his ERA sits at 5.50.  The Blue Jays’ bats got hot in a hurry Thursday against the Orioles’ staff and gave Morrow some run support. The Jays led 8-4 going into the 8th inning before Morrow served up back-to-back jacks to Nick Markakis and Adam Jones. The result: The departure of Morrow...

Ricky Romero and Dustin McGowan Get Roughed Up In Buffalo

Major League experience didn’t amount to much in the Buffalo Bisons contest against the Charlotte Knights at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday evening. Bisons faithful were treated to seeing both Ricky Romero and Dustin McGowan climb the hill in the same game, however both starters were roughed up in their quest to return north of the border. The much maligned Ricky Romero took to the bump...

Sean Nolin to Make Anticipated Toronto Debut

Sean Nolin, top pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays, has been called up and will be making his major league debut on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles.After being drafted in the sixth-round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of San Jacinto College, Nolin has ascended the Toronto farm system with much success over the past three seasons.Following a 2012 season that saw the...

Toronto Blue Jays Promote Pitcher Sean Nolin

The Toronto Blue Jays called up Sean Nolin Thursday afternoon who will take to the mound Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The promotion of the Blue Jays’ number eight ranked prospect doesn’t come as much of a surprise, despite only making three starts at the Double—A level with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The Blue Jays’ starting rotation has been in great...

Toronto Blue Jays’ Anthony Gose Takes Two On Passed Ball

Toronto Blue Jays speedster Anthony Gose scores from second on a passed ball against the Baltimore Orioles. Gose makes a great head first slide at the plate to complete the speed induced play. This kid has game changing speed to burn. The post Toronto Blue Jays’ Anthony Gose Takes Two On Passed Ball appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Blue Jays' Sean Nolin to make debut

The Blue Jays are promoting left-hander Sean Nolin to make his major league debut Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. A sixth-round draft pick in 2010, Nolin went 10-0 with a 2.04 ERA in 20 games at two minor league levels last season, including a 9-0 mark at Class A Dunedin. He's started 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three games at Double-A New Hampshire this season. The...

Josh Johnson To Start For Bisons Saturday

Josh Johnson has struggled in four starts with the Blue Jays in 2013. (Abelimages) Toronto Blue Jays ace Josh Johnson will start for the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday as the Herd host the Indianapolis Indians at Coca-Cola Field at 1:05. Johnson has been on the disabled list since May 2nd with right triceps inflammation. The 29-year old righty made his first rehab appearance since going...

Blue Jays’ SS Munenori Kawasaki is MLB’s best stretcher

Toronto Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki is becoming famous for reasons outside of his baseball skills. The 31-year-old is currently hitting .225 but is finding other ways to entertaining his fans. Here was Kawasaki’s unique stretch before Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Kawasaki has had some previous  gems. [Katie Gregerson]

Prolific baseball scout Epy Guerrero dies at 71

The Toronto Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore to mark the death of prolific scout Epy Guerrero. The Blue Jays said he died Thursday at 71 in his native Dominican Republic. The team didn't provide additional details. Guerrero signed All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston and brought several top players to the Blue Jays...

Anthony Gose’s Mid-Season Holiday

When the news came that the Toronto Blue Jays had called up their top prospect and star outfielder Anthony Gose, it came as a shock and a surprise to us all. He impressed in his first stint with the Blue Jays in 2012 with fifteen stolen bases in just parts of fifty-six games. Going into spring training with the big league ball club this year, Gose knew he wasn’t going to break...

Romero Improves But Backtracks Late

For five innings Wednesday night, Ricky Romero appeared to return to his old self. The southpaw blazed through the Charlotte Knights lineup, allowing only one run on four hits through five innings. But then came the sixth… Just as in his prior two starts with the Bisons, Romero lost complete control of the strike zone, walking four consecutive batters to start the sixth before...

Blue Jays' Josh Johnson makes first rehab start

Toronto Blue Jays right-handed starting pitcher Josh Johnson made his first minor league rehab appearance last night, striking out five while walking none over three innings of work for the team's Single-A affiliate, according to Adam Berry of During his outing, Johnson surrendered one run on three hits. He was on a pitch count of between 45 and 50 throws, and he...
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