Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ALCS Game 5, NLCS Game 4


Fuck the Yankees always and forever. Fuck Maddon always and forever. Fuck the free-spending Dodgers always and forever. #HoustonStrong

5:00 ET - Astros vs Yanks  (Keuchel vs Tanaka)
9:00 ET - Dodgers vs Cubs  (Wood vs Arrieta)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ALCS Game 4, NLCS Game 3


Fuck the Yankees always and forever. Fuck Maddon always and forever. Fuck the free-spending Dodgers always and forever. #HoustonStrong

5:00 ET - Astros vs Yanks  (McCullers vs Gray)
9:00 ET - Dodgers vs Cubs  (Darvish vs Hendricks)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Monday, October 16, 2017

ALCS Game 3


Fuck the Yankees always and forever. #HoustonStrong

8:00 ET - Yanks vs Astros (Sabathia vs Morton)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NLCS Game 2


7:30 ET - Cubs vs Dodgers (Lester vs Hill)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

ALCS Game 2, NLCS Game 1


Fuck the Yankees always and forever. Fuck Maddon always and forever. Fuck the free-spending Dodgers always and forever. #HoustonStrong

4:00 ET - Yanks vs Astros (Severino vs Verlander)
8:00 ET - Cubs vs Dodgers (Quintana vs Kershaw)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Friday, October 13, 2017

ALCS Game 1


Fuck the Yankees. #HoustonStrong

8:00 ET - Yankees vs Astros (Tanaka vs Keuchel)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NLDS Game 5


Go Kittenface!

8:00 ET - Cubs vs Nats (Hendriks vs Gonzalez)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ALDS Game 5, NLDS Game 4 take 2


After being postponed for rain, we have the Nats fighting for their lives. We also have a winner take all ALDS.

4:00 ET - Nats vs Cubs (Roark vs Arrieta)
8:00 ET - Yanks vs Cleveland (Sabathia vs Kluber)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NLDS Game 4


Two teams gone. Another one fighting for life today.

5:30 ET - Nats vs Cubs vs (Roark vs Arrieta)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Monday, October 9, 2017

ALDS Game 4, NLDS Game 3



1:00 PM ET - Astros vs Sux (Morton vs Porcello)
4:00 PM ET - Nats vs Cubs (Scherzer vs Quintana)
7:00 PM ET - Cleveland vs Yanks (Bauer vs Severino)
10:00 PM ET - Dodgers vs D-Backs (Darvish vs Greinke)

Backs against the wall! The Sux and the Yanks lived to fight another day. Hopefully this is the last.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

ALDS Game 3


JITH's two favourite teams are facing elimination after soul-crushing losses in game 2. Feel free to use this as a game thread.

2:30 ET - Astros vs Sux (Peacock vs Fister)
7:30 ET - Cleveland vs Yanks (Carrasco vs Tanaka)

Notice how the Yanks always got the prime time or closest to prime time slot? Gotta have that Judge ballwashing.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

NLDS Game 2


Late games today:

5:30 ET - Cubs vs Nats (Lester vs Gonzalez)
9:00 ET - D-Backs vs Dodgers (Ray vs Hill)

Feel free to use this as both a discussion thread and a game thread.

Friday, October 6, 2017

ALDS Game 2, NLDS Game 1


 2:00 ET - Houston vs Sux (Keuchel vs Pomeranz)
 5:00 ET - Cleveland vs Yanks (Kluber vs Sabathia)
 7:30 ET - Cubs vs Nats (Hendricks vs Strasburg)
10:30 ET - D-backs vs Dodgers (Walker vs Kershaw)

Enjoy watching a full day of baseball.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ALDS Game 1


4:00 ET - Houston vs Sux (Verlander vs Sale)
7:30 ET - Cleveland vs Yanks (Bauer vs Gray)

Pretty safe guess which teams this community is rooting for. Feel free to use as game thread.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rocks or Snakes


Two teams who have waited a long time for the playoffs. Who will prevail?

Feel free to use this as a game thread.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Twins' revenge

Tonight's the night. The AL wildcard. A chance for the Twins to rid themselves of their playoff nemesis. Feel free to use this as a game thread.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Remembering the good things in 2017


So yeah, the season didn't go the way we hoped. At times this team was painful to watch. But now that it's in the rear-view mirror, let's remember the awesome things that happened.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Game 162 Toronto Blue Jays @ NY Yankees - Game Recap


Jose Bautista went 1 for 2 in what may be his final game as a Blue Jay

Another season is in the books. While the season certainly didn't go according to plan, there is reason for Jays fans to have hope. Here is a recap of the final game of the season.

no 162 2017: Blue Jays (75-86) at Yankees (91-70)


Sunday 1 October 2017
3:05 PM EDT / Yankee Stadium
 Brett Anderson (LHP 4-4, 6.97 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, 35 Ks)
v. Jordan Montgomery (LHP 9-7, 3.96 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 141 Ks)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

no 161 2017: Blue Jays (75-85) at Yankees (90-70)


Saturday 30 September 2017
1:05 PM EDT / Yankee Stadium
Marcus Stroman (RHP 13-8, 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 162 Ks)
v. CC Sabathia (LHP 13-5, 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 114 Ks)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Game 160 Toronto Blue Jays @ NY Yankees - Game Recap



Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 strong innings to lead the Yanks to a 4-0 victory

Game #160 is in the books. There are just two games remaining before players pack it in for the winter and start getting ready for the 2018 season.

no 160 2017: Blue Jays (75-84) at Yankees (89-70)


Friday 29 September 2017
1:05 PM EDT / Yankee Stadium
Joe Biagini (RHP 3-12, 5.34 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 94 Ks)
v. Marashiro Tanaka (RHP 12-12, 4.94 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 179 Ks)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Day The Season Died


Resident poet NoCramps has done it again. Enjoy and feel free to use the above video to sing along.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

no 159 2017: Blue Jays (75-83) at Red Sox (91-66)


Wednesday 27 September 2017
 7:10 PM EDT / Fenway Park Pinball Machine
Marco Estrada (RHP 10-8, 4.70 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 174 Ks)
v. Rick Porcello (RHP 10-17, 4.55 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 173 Ks)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

no 158 2017: Blue Jays (74-83) at Red Sox (91-65)


Tuesday 26 September 2017
 7:10 PM EDT / Fenway Park Pinball Machine
JA Happ (LHP 9-11, 3.64 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 133 Ks)
v. Chris Sale (LHP 17-7, 2.75 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 300 Ks)

Looking at where we are


A few articles came out over the weekend that gave a good picture of where the organization is and where it is headed.

Jays Journal takes a look at the 2015 mid-season trades, comparing how the players we traded away are doing versus what we got back and it turns out that we made out pretty well.

Andrew did a very good job of summing up what Mark Shapiro said on the Jeff Blair show about where the team is now.

For where it's headed, Shi Davidi goes in depth with Shapiro in a two-part interview. Yes, I posted them in the game treats over the weekend but if you missed them, here's the links.
Part 1
Part 2

Shi also looks at Biagini with Hernández talking about where he is at the end.

I don't know about you guys but I feel excited. I believe we've hit bottom and next year we'll make like the Sux and be right back in it.

Monday, September 25, 2017

no 157 2017: Blue Jays (73-83) at Red Sox (91-64)


Monday 25 September 2017
 7:10 PM EDT / Fenway Park Pinball Machine
Brett Anderson (LHP 3-4, 7.15 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, 32 Ks)
v. Drew Pomeranz (LHP 16-5, 3.15 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 171 Ks)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

no 156 2017: Yankees (86-68) at Blue Jays (72-83)



Sunday 24 September 2017
1:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Jamie Garcia (LHP 5-9, 4.19 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 125 Ks)
v. Marcus Stroman (RHP 12-8, 3.01 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 160 Ks)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

no 155 2017: Yankees (85-68) at Blue Jays (72-82)



Saturday 23 September 2017
4:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Sonny Gray (RHP 9-11, 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 147 Ks)
v. Joe Biagini (RHP 3-11, 5.33 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 91 Ks)

Friday, September 22, 2017

no 154 2017: Yankees (85-67) at Blue Jays (71-82)


Friday 22 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Masahiro Tanaka (RHP 12-11, 4.73 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 173 Ks)
v. Marco Estrada (RHP 9-8, 4.84 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 170 Ks)

We need a Jays fight song


While I'm happy to see the end of Hooked on a Feeling (it was the Giants 2010 playoff song and I hated that we copied them), Fight for Your Right to Party and assorted Stones songs just aren't the right substitutes.

Thanks to Jason Grilli, this is my choice, cued up to the section that should be used:


I've been knocked down
I've been dragged out before
But you can't hold me
I pick myself up from the floor
Come on, give me more
I'm here and I've come here to win
I'll never give in
Keep up the fight
Yes, it needs to be redone to make it feel modern. But Gowan's been a member of Styx for a while now, they could do something. Or get a popular Canadian band to cover it in a stadium style. But dooooo it!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

no 153 2017: Royals (74-77) at Blue Jays (71-81)


Thursday 21 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Jason Vargas (LHP 16-10 4.19 ERA 1.33 WHIP 120Ks)
v. JA Happ (LHP 9-10 3.76 ERA 1.35 WHIP 120Ks)

It's time to put the wave into the stadium experience


This was the view from my seat on Tuesday night. Section 524, row 6. Sections 524 & 525 may be my favourite in the whole stadium, although I haven't been there for a few years. Yes, you're high up but you can see the whole field. You can accurately judge fly balls and can see where the ball crosses the plate.

It was a beautiful night, a great game, and I spent the second half of it in fear of the wave.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

no 152 2017: Royals (73-77) at Blue Jays (71-80)


Wednesday 20 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Jakob Junis (RHP 7-2, 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 68 Ks)
v. Brett Anderson (LHP 3-3, 5.73 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 31 Ks)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

no 151 2017: Royals (73-76) at Blue Jays (70-80)


Tuesday 19 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Ian Kennedy (RHP) or Sam Gaviglio (RHP)
v. Marcus Stroman (RHP 11-8 3.08 ERA 1.31 WHIP 155Ks)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Jose Bautista, GOAT


As the season winds down and the Jays are mathematically eliminated, many writers have started to write tributes to Jose as it appears his time as a Jay is coming to an end with a whimper. Here's a collection of what's out there. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

no 150 2017: Blue Jays (70-79) at Twins (77-70)


Sunday 17 September 2017
2:10 PM EDT / Target Field
Joe Biagini (RHP 3-10 5.07 ERA 1.36 WHIP 91Ks)
v. Kyle Gibson (RHP 10-10 4.97 ERA 1.56 WHIP 101Ks)



Saturday, September 16, 2017

no 149 2017: Blue Jays (69-79) at Twins (77-70)


Saturday 16 September 2017
7:10 PM EDT / Target Field
Marco Estrada (RHP 8-8, 4.96 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 166 Ks)
v. Adalberto Mejia (LHP 4-5, 4.47 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 74 Ks)

Friday, September 15, 2017

no 148 2017: Blue Jays (68-79) at Twins (77-69)


Friday 15 September 2017
8:10 PM EDT / Target Field
JA Happ (LHP 8-10, 3.73 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 122 Ks)
v. Bartolo Colon (RHP 6-12, 6.41 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 80 Ks)

Problem with the balls


So Brett Anderson, who had been looking so good for the Jays, had trouble in the 5th inning in last night's game and had to leave with what was identified as a hot spot on his left index finger.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

no 147 2017: Blue Jays (68-78) at Twins (76-69)


Thursday 14 September 2017
8:10 PM EDT / Target Field
Brett Anderson (LHP 3-3 5.90 ERA 1.61 WHIP 27Ks)
v. Jose Berrios (RHP 12-7, 3.94 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 123 Ks)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

no 146 2017: Orioles (71-74) at Blue Jays (68-77)



Wednesday 13 September 2017
 7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Kevin Gausman (RHP 10-10, 4.99 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 152 Ks)
v. Marcus Stroman (RHP 11-7, 3.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 148 Ks)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

no 145 2017: Orioles (71-73) at Blue Jays (67-77)



Tuesday 12 September 2017
 7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Dylan Bundy (RHP 13-9 4.12 ERA 1.19 WHIP 142Ks)
v. Joe Biagini (RHP 3-10 5.29 ERA 1.41 WHIP 89Ks)

Monday, September 11, 2017

no 144 2017: Orioles (71-72) at Blue Jays (66-77)



Monday 11 September 2017
 7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Dylan Bundy (RHP 13-9 4.12 ERA 1.19 WHIP 142Ks)
v. Joe Biagini (RHP 3-10 5.29 ERA 1.41 WHIP 89Ks)

Hurricane Irma and Florida baseball


By the time this post goes up, Irma will have tracked far enough north that all the MLB, minor league cities, and grapefruit league towns will be clear. So here's a place to talk about news we hear about any possible damage, as the storm hit the entire state.

Sadly, despite a lot of people rooting for it, I doubt anything happened to the House of Horrors. Sigh.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

no 143 2017: Tigers (60-81) at Blue Jays (65-77)


Sunday 10 September 2017
1:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Anibal Sanchez (RHP 3-3, 7.07 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 68 Ks)
v. JA Happ (LHP 7-10, 3.85 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 113 Ks)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

no 142 2017: Tigers (60-80) at Blue Jays (64-77)


Satuday 9 September 2017
4:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Chad Bell (LHP 0-2, 5.98 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 39 Ks)
v. Brett Anderson (LHP 2-3, 6.42 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, 22 Ks)

Friday, September 8, 2017

no 141 2017: Tigers (59-80) at Blue Jays (64-76)


Friday 8 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Buck Farmer (RHP 3-2, 7.18 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 28 Ks)
v. Marcus Stroman (RHP 11-6, 3.08 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 142 Ks)

Friday Fun Day


With all the soul-sucking losses, let's have some fun! Share fun stories, gifs, poems, cooking tips, recipes, videos or anything else you can think of.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

no 140 2017: Blue Jays (64-75) at Red Sox (78-61)


Wednesday 6 September 2017
7:10 PM EDT / Fenway Park Pinball Machine
Joe Biagini v. Doug Fister


This is your game thread: "Fuck the Sux" Edition.

Forgotten Fan Favourites Vol #6: John Cerutti

Or..The Potential Untapped....


I wanted to talk about or jog some memories on John for some time and I'm kinda doing this on the fly so bear with me...