Friday, September 22, 2017

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...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

no 139 2017: Blue Jays (64-74) at Red Sox (77-61)


Tuesday 5 September 2017
7:10 PM EDT / Fenway Park Pinball Machine
Marco Estrada (RHP 7-8, 5.23 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 156 Ks)
v. Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP 4-5, 4.40 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 118 Ks)

Monday, September 4, 2017

no 138 2017: Blue Jays (63-74) at Red Sox (77-60)


Monday 4 September 2017
7:10 PM EDT / Fenway Park Pinball Machine
JA Happ (LHP 6-10, 3.96 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 110 Ks)
v. Rick Porcello (RHP 9-15, 4.45 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 160 Ks)

Sunday, September 3, 2017

no 137 2017: Jays (63-73) at Orioles (69-67)



Sunday 3 September 2017
1:35 PM EDT /  Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Brett Anderson (LHP 2-3, 6.83 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, 19Ks)
v. Chris Tillman (RHP 1-7, 7.91 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 56Ks)


Ok baseball gods. I'm going to miss this game. I'll just remind you. These are the shitbirds. Are you sure you want to reward their behaviour?

This is your game thread: "Seriously, come on!" Edition.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

no 136 2017: Jays (62-73) at Orioles (69-66)



Saturday 2 September 2017
7:05 PM EDT /  Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Marcus Stroman (RHP 11-6, 3.11 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 139 Ks)
v. Wade Miley (LHP 8-10, 4.99 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 122 Ks)

Friday, September 1, 2017

no 135 2017: Jays (62-72) at Orioles (68-66)



Friday 1 September 2017
7:05 PM EDT /  Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Joe Biagini (RHP 3-9, 5.40 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 77 Ks)
v. Kevin Gausman (RHP 10-9, 4.98 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 140 Ks)

September call ups, wave 1


The callups are happening in two waves. The first starts today. The second will be when Buffalo finishes their season.

Joining the team today:

Michael Saunders (Gibby referred to him as Captain Canada last night)
Teoscar Hernandez
Carlos Ramirez
Richard Urena
Luke Maile (AKA Handsome Man)

What are your thoughts? Are you excited?