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Comfort wins: Stroman, Blue Jays watch Super Bowl 50 in onesies

Some baseball players (like Bryce Harper) were able to make it to Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, but those that weren't there in person still had fun. Jose Bautista, Marcus Stroman and other members of the Toronto Blue Jays fall into that second camp after gathering together to watch the game...all wearing onesies: Stroman, meanwhile, opined on Carolina Panthers QB...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Do the Brewers Adapt to Miller Park?

Miller Park is notoriously a hitter-friendly ballpark, and the Brewers have exploited this in the past. Their best teams from earlier this century contained a team full of power hitters who were able to take advantage of a smaller, homer-prone field. But now, only Ryan Braun remains from that core, and this version of the team is not quite as well-suited to its home park. A team...
Via BP Milwaukee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Topps to release epic Jose Bautista bat flip baseball card

When Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista crushed a go-ahead three-run homer off Texas Rangers reliever Sam Dyson, launching the ball to the second deck of the Rogers Centre during last October’s Game 5 of the ALDS, the baseball world, including myself and all of Canada, effectively lost their mind. The homer was nice, and a huge moment for the 2015 Blue Jays, but what followed...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatness of the 2015 Rookie Class: Part One

It’s early and hard to tell what we’ll remember most from this season. It might be the Jose Bautista home run or the Josh Donaldson performance. Conversely, it might be the tremendous 2015 rookie class. If you watched baseball this year, or even paid attention to it, you probably knew at some point that this rookie class was something special. The emergence of so many young and...
Via BP Milwaukee
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Humanity of Being Irrational

On Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal wrote a provocative piece over at FoxSports, based on an experience he had at a PITCH Talks event up in Toronto last week. Given the recent success of the Blue Jays and the impending free agency of both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, the question of whether or not the organization would re-sign either naturally came up. I’ll let Rosenthal take...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Another MVP Come Out Of Toronto?

Troy Tulowitzki will win the 2016 AL MVP 2015 marked the return to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 for the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a welcome sight for fans of all ages to see playoff baseball return to Toronto, including being just 2 10 innings shy of a berth in the World Series. While the usual suspects of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion continued to do Jose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too.On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly routine question, wondering whether we thought the Blue Jays would extend the contract of...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game features Drake, Kevin Hart and plenty of Canadian talent

The NBA unveiled its lineup of celebrities for this year’s All-Star Celebrity Game, and the 2016 edition features some notable names. With All-Star weekend taking place in Toronto, one of the rosters features some serious Canadian talent.
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays have a decision to make with Bautista and Encarnacion’s pending free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays will be in somewhat of a tough position after the 2016 season as both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are due to hit free agency. Toronto president Mark Shapiro will likely attempt to re-sign both of them, and given the team’s win-now window, trading one of them over the next six months would simply would be insane. Still, for Blue Jays fans, the idea...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays have a decision to make with Bautista and Encarnacion’s pending free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays will be in somewhat of a tough position after the 2016 season as both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are due to hit free agency. Toronto president Mark Shapiro will likely attempt to re-sign both of them, and given the team’s win-now window, trading one of them over the next six months would simply would be insane. Still, for Blue Jays fans, the idea...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel in disguise printed on hilarious T-shirt

Unless you’re a Browns fan, it’s pretty hard not to find amusement in the latest round of Johnny Manziel drama. According to ESPN, Manziel spent Saturday night at a Las Vegas club, wearing a blond wig and fake mustache and going by the name Billy, an absurd story that naturally prompted some fun imaginings of Manziel’s costume. But you know what’s even better than photoshopped...
Via The Comeback
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hall-of-Fame Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle used to flip his bat, too

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista may have done it best but evidently the bat flip has been around a long time.Check out a pair of videos that show Mantle flipping his bat after what appear to be flyouts:Those are frustration bat tosses, as opposed to the epic celebratory flip like we saw in the 2015 posteseason by Joey Bats after crushing a three-run homer against to help...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Toronto’s Altered Offensive Approach at Home

Going into the 2015 season, we had a pretty good idea that the Toronto Blue Jays were going to hit a lot of home runs. After all, they hit the third-most home runs in baseball during 2014, and then added Josh Donaldson; the pieces were there for a huge offensive season from the entire team. But even with the talented personnel and a hitter-friendly home stadium, 2015 was the kind...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Meet the secret source behind the Blue Jays' power surge

Going into the 2015 season, we had a pretty good idea that the Toronto Blue Jays were going to hit a lot of home runs. After all, they hit the third-most home runs in baseball during 2014, and then added Josh Donaldson. The pieces were there for a huge offensive season from the entire team. But even with the talented personnel and a hitter-friendly home stadium, 2015 was the kind...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Toronto Blue Jays: Canadian Crushers

The epic bat flip of Jose Bautista in Game 5 of the ALDS after crushing the go-ahead home run in a wild seventh inning was an unforgettable moment for Blue Jay fans as Toronto won its first playoff series since 1993. It was the perfect way finish off the improbable comeback from a 2-0 series […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Greatest gifts in MLB history

The holiday season marks the yearly ritual when tokens of appreciation are exchanged between family, friends and co-workers. But in the annals of baseball, such offerings are liable to be provided at any time — without much in return. Here are six instances that prove it isn’t always better to give than receive. To: New York Yankees From: Boston Red Sox Selling Babe...
Via The Sports Daily
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pick One: Extend Jose Bautista Or Edwin Encarnacion?

Jose Bautista is the guy I extend over Edwin Encarnacion The Toronto Blue Jays front office has been relatively quiet over the course of the off-season. We all know who the new bosses are in charge so let’s not go down that road. The road we need to discuss is the upcoming free agency of both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. The decisions need to be acted upon rather quickly...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bautista Looking To Stay With Jays

His teammates love him. Management loves him. Fans love him.So what does it take to have Jose Bautista signed to a new, multi-year contract by the Blue Jays? “If the Blue Jays want Jose back, he’d be very happy to end his career there but if they don’t want him, he becomes a free agent.” Bautista’s agent Jay Alou said late Friday afternoon from the Dominican Republic....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista's bat flip inspires a holiday sweater

There are two modern-day things that just will not go away: purposely ugly holiday sweaters and Jose Bautista’s bat flip from Game 5 of the ALDS.So of course the Internet all but exploded on Wednesday when it was revealed that these two entities have joined forces to create a pullover that puts all other Christmas ensembles to shame.The ode to Bautista's heavily debated home run...
Via Yardbarker
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

This year's must-have holiday gift: Jose Bautista bat flip sweater

Are you stumped about what to get that Toronto Blue Jays fan on your holiday list?Problem solved. How about this sweater commemorating the infamous Jose Bautista bat flip?Bautista pulled off arguably the greatest bat flip of all time -- the Texas Rangers probably would disagree with that, however -- in Game 5 of the ALDS. His three-run shot in the wild seventh inning proved to decisive...
Via Fox Sports
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Free Agents the Texas Rangers Should Sign

  The Texas Rangers came so close to advancing in the playoffs last year. If not for a crazy seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays which include an epic Jose Bautista, the Rangers could have advanced. A great run for the team nevertheless as they provided many memories for the Rangers faithful. This was […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

How much is Robinson Cano worth?

Last week, Robinson Cano's name found itself in the news, because someone decided to ask a presumably drunk former coach for his opinions while someone else was recording. The news cycle subsequently spent its weekend worshiping at the altar of football, but now we’re back to Cano again, this time for a different reason. John Harper wrote a piece for the Daily News, and within...
Via Fangraphs
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista defends bat flip: I felt like a superhero

Jose Bautista defended his famous bat flip in an essay written for The Players’ Tribune in which he compared his experience to that of being a superhero. Bautista hit one of the biggest home runs in Toronto Blue Jays history when he blasted a 3-run home run in Game 5 of the ALDS against the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista on playoff home run & bat flip: 'I felt like I was Batman'

One of the highlights of the 2015 Major League Baseball postseason was Jose Bautista's bat flip.You'll recall that in Game 5 of the ALCS, the Blue Jays slugger smacked a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to snap a 3-3 tie against the Texas Rangers.After hitting the bomb, the outfielder flung his bat a mile high and a mile away.On Monday, in a first-person piece...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending The Bat Flip

Jose Bautista posted an article on The Players’ Tribune defendingthe now-famous “bat flip” in Game 5 of the ALDS. Before I get into this, let me say that I think the fact that he felt the need to write this is ridiculous. It’s simply another example of internet-created outrage and the trend of finding offense in everything everybody does. That being said, it’s a very well...
Via Surviving Grady
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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