The Razzball Podcast — The One Where Discuss Hot And Cold Starts And Baloney

On today's podcast, Nick recounts the ups and downs of his journey across 'Murica. If Nick was doing this journey to collect a Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, we'd all say he was crazy, Alexander Payne would film it and Bruce Dern would play Nick to great critical acclaim. In reality, Nick's doing it for a podcast. This isn't crazier?! Get Payne...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' blasts help hand Twins 9-3 defeat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field. The Blue Jays led 5-2...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Ball Girl Saves Run By Fielding Fair Ball (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles benefited from an extra outfielder on Sunday. An Orioles ball girl made a fine play on a hard-hit ground ball down the left field line off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, ranging to her left and extending her glove to make an impressive snag. The only problem? The ball was in fair play. As seen in video below, the third base umpire...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Ball Girl Makes An Unfortunate Great Play

Ballgirls don’t need much skill to be successful at their jobs in the major leagues. They have to field ground balls and make sure they give the ball to the youngest fans that they see. Additionally, ball girls must be alert to what is actually happening on the field. Unfortunately for one Orioles’ ball girl, she found herself rather embarrassed after completely ignoring an umpire’s...
Via The MLB Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Glove On The Baltimore Orioles Is The Ball Girl That Doesn’t Know The Rules

Via MLB.com “My fault.” In the grand tradition of that one Hooters ball girl who scooped up a fair ball and mindlessly tossed it into the crowd comes this clip from yesterday’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. Edwin Encarnacion rips a ball down the third base line — a fair ball, mind you — past the outstretched glove of Jonathan Schoop. It does not, however...
Via With Leather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Orioles ballgirl fields fair ball

getty images On Sunday a anxious ballgirl fielded a ball, only to find out that umpires had ruled it fair. The play left Orioles announcer Gary Throne proclaiming what everyone else was thinking,   ”Oh no. The ball girl played it.” Your browser does not support iframes. Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion, who hit the ball down the third-base line, advanced to second on what was...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles ball girl makes great play....on fair ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Baltimore Orioles ball girl made a great play to field a ground ball in foul territory during Sunday's game against Toronto which will unfortunately be overshadowed by the fact that the ball was fair.It happened in the fourth inning with a Blue Jays runner on first base as Edwin Encarnacion hit the ball that curved sharply down the line...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles ball girl's embarrassing mishap

Photo: www.bleacherreport.com In today’s game versus the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards, an Orioles ball girl mistakenly fielded a live hit by Edwin Encarnacion.  As the Orioles announcers say, it was actually a pretty nice catch, just not actually a foul ball unfortunately.  Encarnacion was given a ground rule double on the hit, moving Adam Lind to third and saving the Orioles...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Pay Less for Fantasy Pitching (Part 2)

Today’s reason: because everyone else is doing it. There’s an ongoing discussion in the fantasy baseball blogosphere about the best split auction (or draft) split between pitching and hitting.  Some of the most popular fantasy advice sites have a default setting of 70% budgeted for hitting and 30% or pitching.  This despite the fact that almost every league has the same number...
Via Batting Leadoff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista one of few positives on Toronto Blue Jays’ troubled roster

Your browser does not support iframes. While the Toronto Blue Jays have been the definition of MLB disappointment over the last two decades, the past few years in particular have frustrated baseball fans in Canada to the point that the state of the franchise has become a running joke. Throughout the consecutive losing campaigns and a seemingly permanent existence at or near the bottom...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: 2014 season preview

A couple of questions come to mind when I think about this year’s Toronto Blue Jays.  1. Is manager,  John Gibbons’s job on the line?  2. Is this general manager, Alex Anthopoulos’s last year with the organization.? It is a possibility if the Jays have a bad year again.  Toronto has to improve their win-loss record this season.  The Jays finished the 2013 season 74-88...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays fans use rock, paper, scissors to stake claim on bat

Your browser does not support iframes.A couple of Tampa Bay Rays fans used a game of rock, paper, scissors to determine ownership of Toronto Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion's bat after it flew into the stands during Tuesday night's game at Tropicana Field.Encarnacion lost the grip on his bat as he swung and missed on strike three, which ended the seventh inning for the...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans settle battle for souvenir bat with game of 'rock, paper, scissors' (VIDEO)

When Edwin Encarnacion struck out to end the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday night, he lost the grip on his bat and it sailed into the stands:The Tropicana Field crowd scrambled after the valuable souvenir and, eventually, two fans claimed their right to the rare freebie. While the husky fellow and slender guy battled over the prize, they finally decided there was only one...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes placed on DL with hamstring injury

The Toronto Blue Jays opened up their regular season yesterday afternoon, and have already lost oft-injured shortstop Jose Reyes to the 15-day disabled list due to left hamstring tightness. Toronto acquired Reyes from the Miami Marlins last offseason, and unfortunately he hasn’t been able to consistently stay on the field. Reyes has had issues with injuries dating back to his time...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey hoping to carry Blue Jays’ rotation

It hasn’t exactly been a productive offseason for the Toronto Blue Jays, and after an epic spending-spree led to the franchise entering last season as a trendy, World Series favorite, baseball fans north of the border are understandably learning to re-temper their collective expectations. But despite paying Yankee-like money to win only one more game than they had the year before...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Notes: Jose Reyes & Edwin Encarnacion likely to return Friday

The Toronto Blue Jays have had a better Spring, health-wise, than last year.  Jose Reyes has had a hamstring problem & Edwin Encarnacion was hit in the right wrist with a pitch.  The two seem to be doing better though & have made the trip north to Montreal for the weekend series against the New York Mets.  From Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com:"Jose Reyes and Edwin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion 'feeling fine' after being hit by pitch

Edwin Encarnacion left the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training contest this afternoon after being hit by a pitch. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com tweeted that it hit the 31-year-old around his right wrist and the team immediately removed him from the game.Edwin Encarnacion just got drilled by a pitch. It appeared to hit his right hand, maybe lower part of forearm. #BlueJays— Gregor...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays top Tigers

Edwin Encarnacion hits a three-run homer and the Blue Jays beat the Tigers 9-4 on Saturday.
Via FOXSports.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays top Tigers

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday. Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes left the game after the third inning due to tightness in his left hamstring. Reyes said his exit was just a precaution and insisted that he is fine. Two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Encarnacion homers, Blue Jays beat Tigers 9-4

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday.
Via FOXSports.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The four horsemen of the Toronto Blue Jays

Some of you might take issue with who comprises the Blue Jays' "four horsemen." For instance, Edwin Encarnacion is not on this list. How can that be? He hit 36 home runs with 104 RBI, ranking among the AL's top five hitters with a .904 OPS. All right, but Toronto still won only 74 games and finished last in the AL East despite Encarnacion's production. So will...
Via The Outside Corner
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Moore hits 3rd spring home run as Rays edge Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer in the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Ben Zobrist returned to the Rays lineup at designated hitter after missing three games with a stiff neck. He was 0 for 2 with a walk and two strikeouts. Rays starter Nathan Karns, who is a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, walked one,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #12: Edwin Encarnacion | 1B/3B | TOR

It might have taken until his 30s, but Edwin Encarnacion is finally getting some respect in fantasy circles. Then again, when your first seven seasons feature mostly averages in the .250s, an inability to crack 80 R or RBI, and only occasional power, you don’t deserve much respect. But after a breakout season at age 29, fantasy owners bought in almost immediately. As the following...
Via Baseball Professor
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: 3 up and 3 down

Toronto Blue Jays: 3 up and 3 downIf you’re the Toronto Blue Jays, what do you do one year after having the most talked about off-season in baseball, entering 2013 as a favorite to win the AL East only to walk away in October having won 74 games and finishing dead-last in the division? Blow up the team? Trade for missing pieces? Sign a big name in free agency? If you’re Alex...
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion not concerned about left wrist

The Toronto Blue Jays struggled to a 74-88 record last season. Injuries to Jose Bautista, limiting him to 118 games and Edwin Encarnacion, who played the final two months with a wrist injury, significantly contributed to the Blue Jays' down season.  Although Encarnacion had 36 home runs, he missed 20 games and a legitimate chance of reaching the 40-home run plateau.  Encarnacion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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