Originally written on Batter's Box  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Jays left fielder Eric Thames is part of the team's Winter Tour that is sweeping through Eastern Canada this week to spread the Blue Jays gospel.  He had a few interesting things to say during an interview on TSN 1050 in Toronto Thursday afternoon.Eric Thames batted .262./.313/.456 with 12 home runs, 24 doubles, five triples and 37 RBI over 95 games with Toronto in 2011. On Cybulski & Company Thursday, Thames made the following comments: He is not sure why the pronunciation of his last name is different from fellow major leaguer Marcus Thames, believes it may have to do with the latter's Mississippi roots. He believes he will win the left field job and is not worried about the competition (that's the way it is every year) Has been working on his swing and his defence Plans on using a lighter bat by going to one that is 34 inches and 31 ounces instead of the 34" 34 oz. bat he used last season Feels the lighter bat will give him a quicker swing, more time to react to...
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