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Blue Jays’ Russell Martin made a catch inside a net in foul territory, but then the net got its revenge

MLB spring training often sees some weird highlights, and Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher Russell Martin provided one of those Tuesday. In a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, a batter hit a pop-up that went into foul territory deep behind the plate on the third-base side, and Martin went after it. And he made the catch, but then crashed into a net that was protecting the Phillies...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago

Russell Martin’s man bun got hit by a foul pole after he made a great catch

Man (bun) down!That was the case during Tuesday’s exhibition game between the Phillies and Blue Jays, when catcher Russell Martin attempted to track down a pop fly off the bat of Odubel Herrera.Unfortunately, Martin tripped on the netting after making the catch. To make matters worse, a pole fell on his man bun. That was a bit of a risky play to make in an exhibition game, but it...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Anthopoulos on Jays tenure, Braves future

Current Braves and former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos joined MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand for a wide-ranging podcast chat. It’s a great listen in full for fans of either of those organizations or anyone interested in learning more about Anthopoulos’s path in the game.Anthopoulos opened up on some key elements of his time in Toronto now that a few years have passed. He served as GM there...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

In the timeless words of Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changin’. And nowhere in baseball is that more evident in the new year than behind the plate – of course, with the notable exception of one particular Bay Area stalwart that is in the midst of morphing his posture from simply being the best of his time to arguably the best of all-time before our eyes.But (spoiler alert) we...
Via Yardbarker
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Russell Martin stares down, trolls umpire Angel Hernandez

Russell Martin made sure to put umpire Angel Hernandez in his place during a recent game.Hernandez, who has been known for trying to take over games in the past, tried to do exactly that.Martin, however, wasn’t having it.“Put your mask back on,” Martin said to Hernandez. That was Martin’s way of basically saying, “Do your job.”
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Have the Toronto Blue Jays cheated death?

It was not too long ago that the obituary for the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays was all but written: “The Blue Jays, recent champions of the American League East division, died suddenly in May of 2017, following a sudden and brutal April debut. Major League Baseball’s last remain Canadian outpost was celebrating its 40th season and hopeful for a continued run of excellence, having just...
Via Yardbarker
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Yadier Molina, Cardinals progressing on contract extension

The St. Louis Cardinals heard Yadier Molina say he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent, and they apparently didn’t like it.Just on Saturday, Molina said he would not negotiate a contract extension during the season and that he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent.Two days later, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the sides are making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/15: Happy 45th Double-J

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Valentine's Day chocolate to go on sale. Happy birthday to Ken Anderson, Darrell Green, Craig Simpson, Mark Price, Amy Van Dyken, Russell Martin and yes, Jaromir Jagr.  And on this date in 1996 Bill Belichick...
Via Yardbarker
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Martin injured finger during postgame celebration, needed stitches

During the celebration after Tuesday’s wildcard game, a member of the Blue Jays injured himself while giving a high five. The Blue Jays defeated the Orioles in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion. Not only did fans at Rogers Centre go crazy, but the Blue Jays did as well, understandably so. Sometime...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Russell Martin needed stitches after celebration

When Edwin Encarnacion struck the winning home run in Tuesday’s Wild Card Game, the Toronto Blue Jays were understandably excited. According to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet Magazine, catcher Russell Martin was maybe too excited. Martin high-fived someone so hard that he later required stitches. Russ Martin split open the pinky finger on his left hand giving a high five after the...
Via Sportsnaut
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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