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Blue Jays name Mark Shapiro as president, CEO

The Toronto Blue Jays have confirmed Mark Shapiro of the Cleveland Indians as the next president of Canada’s sole MLB franchise. It’s official. Mark Shapiro appointed president & CEO of the #BlueJays. Begins new role at the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/kRtb9W0Eqz — SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) August 31, 2015 Shapiro will takeover the reigns from tenured Blue Jays...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans get creative with roster wishes

The Toronto Maple Leafs need some help with their roster. Last season's team could not seem to buy a win once January hit, and the Leafs are hoping to rebuild the organization in an attempt to become a legitimate competitor in the NHL.Some of the NHL's best and brightest minds are leading the charge to change things up, but Leafs fans seem to have another idea of how to improve their...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fans ask sluggers to play for the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Blue Jays have the hottest and most lethal offense in all of baseball. That offense has been fueled by the long ball as the Blue Jays have hit the most home runs (184 as of August 30th) in Major League Baseball. As the Blue Jays continue to roll along and dominate opponents, fans in Toronto have another sport in mind. Below is a sign seen during the most recent Blue Jays...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fans ask sluggers to play for the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Blue Jays have the hottest and most lethal offense in all of baseball. That offense has been fueled by the long ball as the Blue Jays have hit the most home runs (184 as of August 30th) in Major League Baseball. As the Blue Jays continue to roll along and dominate opponents, fans in Toronto have another sport in mind. Below is a sign seen during the most recent Blue Jays...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hit three HRs in 5-3 win over Tigers

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night. Ian Kinsler and Anthony Gose homered for the slumping Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. R.A. Dickey (9-10) pitched 6 2/3 innings to win his sixth straight decision...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hit 3 HRs in 5-3 win over Tigers

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back home runs, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night. Ian Kinsler and Anthony Gose homered for the slumping Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. R.A. Dickey (9-10) pitched 6 2/3 innings to win his sixth straight decision...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hit three HRs in 5-3 win over Tigers

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night. Ian Kinsler and Anthony Gose homered for the slumping Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. R.A. Dickey (9-10) pitched 6 2/3 innings to win his sixth straight decision...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Media Friday: Why is Jose Bautista feuding with Blue Jays TV outlet? outrage in Boston over Red Sox firing announcer; first female baseball analyst for ESPN

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports media: Why is Jose Bautista feuding with the Blue Jays‘ TV outlet? Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star. Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News talks to Jessica Mendoza, the first female analyst in the baseball booth for ESPN. Boston is outraged over the Red Sox decision to fire announcer Don Orsillo. Chad Finn of...
Via Sherman Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields With A Little League Home Run Thanks to Jose Bautista

Heading in to the seventh inning Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays the Texas Rangers held a slim 1-0 lead over Toronto. By time the Rangers half of the inning would end Texas would hold a nice 4-0 lead thanks in large part to Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista.With two on Delino DeShields hit what should have been a single, but since Bautista misplayed the ball it got the...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista trades jersey off his back to fan for Lionel Messi jersey

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista would give you the shirt off his back for a Lionel Messi jersey. Literally. In fact, he did this on Wednesday before Toronto's game at Texas. Bautista spotted a fan in the stands wearing a Barcelona jersey during batting practice, so he pulled off a trade of two autographed baseball and his Blue Jays jersey for the guy's Messi jersey. Here is the...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

On the same day a report confirmed that Jose Bautista was in the midst of a months-long boycott of Sportsnet, subsequent statements from the Toronto Blue Jays slugger indicate that he has ended his interview embargo related to the team’s television broadcast partner. Bautista made his lifting of the boycott known to the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin prior to Wednesday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista is boycotting the Blue Jays’ broadcaster over ‘makeover segment’ debacle

While baseball in Toronto couldn’t be going more swimmingly as the Blue Jays are atop the AL East and their broadcaster Sportsnet is getting record ratings, there’s been a reported riff between outfielder (and face of the team) Jose Bautista and the TV network. Brendan Kennedy of The Toronto Star reports Bautista is boycotting Sportsnet because the company forced rookie second...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista is boycotting the Blue Jays’ broadcaster over ‘makeover segment’ debacle

While baseball in Toronto couldn’t be going more swimmingly as the Blue Jays are atop the AL East and their broadcaster Sportsnet is getting record ratings, there’s been a reported riff between outfielder (and face of the team) Jose Bautista and the TV network. Brendan Kennedy of The Toronto Star reports Bautista is boycotting Sportsnet because the company forced rookie second...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista refusing interviews with Sportsnet in support of rookie teammate

Sportsnet is the official regional broadcaster of the Toronto Blue Jays, and has been enjoying record ratings as the team is surging through August with a 17-4 record. Yet one of the Jays’ best players has been refusing to do interviews with the network. As reported by the Toronto Star‘s Brendan Kennedy, Jose Bautista has been boycotting Sportsnet for the past three months...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista is boycotting team’s broadcaster due to snit over rookie’s suit

Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista has been boycotting Sportsnet for the past three months because he’s upset over the team’s official broadcaster refusing to pay for a suit purchased by rookie Devon Travis during a profile piece earlier this season, the Toronto Star reports. Bautista has refused to conduct one-on-one interviews with Sportsnet since the Travis segment aired...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista boycotts Sportsnet over refusal to pay for rookie's suit

    Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has not conducted an interview with Sportsnet, his team’s official television broadcasting station, in over three months. Bautista has been committed to boycotting the network, and now we know why. According to Brendan Kennedy of The Toronto Star, Bautista has refused to speak with anyone from Sportsnet since a TV segment featuring...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Jose Bautista Back In His Star Form

Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista A star that’s been showing signs of returning to his old form is Toronto Blue Jays’ right fielder Jose Bautista. Although third baseman Josh Donaldson has been the superstar for the Blue Jays this season, much of the Blue Jays’ additional offensive support has come from Bautista, especially since the All-Star break in mid-July. In 27 games during...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz Lead Home-Run Surge in 2015

Absent a Carlos Gonzalez-like run of home runs by Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz or another slugger over the last fifty games of the season, major-league baseball looks likely to fall short of a 50-homer season for the fourth time in five years and seventh time in the last nine seasons. Only Chris Davis and Jose Bautista have notched 50-homer seasons since the end of the 2007 season after...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Cherry goes on epic rant against umpires and in support of Jose Bautista

Don Cherry is not afraid to speak his mind. The legendary Canadian broadcaster, most widely known for his work on the extremely popular Coaches Corner with Ron MacLean, has once again gone on an epic Twitter rant, this time showing his supporting Canada’s only baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays and All-Star outfielder Jose Bautista. Cherry let be known that he isn’t happy with...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Toronto Blue Jays became baseball’s hottest team

After sweeping the American League East-leading New York Yankees over the weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays are merely 1.5 games away from overtaking the Bronx Bombers in the division. During the vital 3-game set, the ‘Jays limited the Yankees to 1 run on 14 hits, and gave them their first back-to-back shutouts since May 1999. The Blue Jays have also been on an 8-game win streak after...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Suffer Their Lumps in Sweep By Blue Jays

After a Jose Bautista home run in yesterday's game against the Blue Jays, a fan, as is customary, reared back and threw the ball back onto the field. Unfortunately, the ball hit Brett Gardner and, although he stayed in the game, he acknowledged that he sustained a bump to the back of his head.Just to be clear, I have no issue with fans engaging in the practice of throwing back opposition...
Via Lady At The Bat
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Coming Anti-Toronto Conspiracy

Note: The following is about 90% sarcasm. Everything is coming up Blue Jays! Troy Tulowitzki! David Price! Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson! Look out, Yankees, because here comes MLB’s lone Canadian team (RIP Expos)! The Rogers Centre hasn’t been hopping this much since it was Skydome. Well, with the exception of that one WBC game. Anyway, as good as it is...
Via Hall of Very Good
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees fan drills Brett Gardner with throw after tossing home run ball back (video)

It’s now common among fans seated in the outfield to throw home run balls back when a member of the visiting team hits one. But during the fourth inning of Sunday’s Blue Jays-Yankees game, one fan misfired and delivered some friendly fire, so to speak. After Jose Bautista hit a home run, the Yankees fan was determined to throw the ball back. So, he or she did. Unfortunately,...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A lost weekend: I am positively peeved at the state of the Yankees these days

Behind the scenes at Squawkers headquartersLast week, I was talking with a fellow blogger about writing. And I mentioned about how sometimes I struggle to write and spend a long time on one piece. Other times, when I have a topic I feel very strongly about, I want to get to a computer as soon as possible to bang out an impassioned blog entry in a really short time.Well, after this...
Via Subway Squawkers
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays win eighth straight, sweep Yanks to close on first in AL East

NEW YORK -- Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista each hit a long home run, and the Toronto Blue Jays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the New York Yankees 2-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep that tightened the AL East race. Marco Estrada tossed three-hit ball into the seventh inning against the suddenly slumping Yankees, outpitching Masahiro Tanaka during Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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