Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Well here we go. After a long, long boring offseason where a great number of teams seem to be in rebuild mode, where over 100 players remain Free Agents because again, teams are in rebuild mode and look like they're already conceding that one of the Yanks, Bosox and Astros are going to be the AL champions.
The preseason games start Saturday February 23 with both of this weekend games being televised on Sportsnet and broadcast on the Sportsnet radio network.
February spring training schedule with broadcast schedules
March spring training schedule with broadcast schedules
Spring training ends with two games being played in Montreal on Monday March 25 and Tuesday March 26. The highlight of those games being that Vlad will be there before he gets sent down for more seasoning which should take until, oh I don't know, I'm guessing April12th, when he gets called up.
Regular season starts Thursday March 28th at home against the Tigers of Detroit.
It's already been confirmed that Mike Wilner and Ben Wagner will be the fulltime play by play announcers on radio. Wilner will no longer be the host of JaysTalk, that job will be handled by Scott MacArthur.
On the TV side, Buck, Tabby and Schulman will return. Jamie Campbell and Joe Siddall will be back to do Blue Jays Central. Arash and Hazel wil continue to be the on field personalities.
In case you haven't heard, Richard Griffin will be the Jays new PR Director, a job he held with the Expos.
There's a ton of questions to be answered this spring before the regular season begins,
Who will man the infield on opening day? Or the outfield?
What happens to Pompey, who is out of options?
Will Elvis be the youngest pitcher in Blue Jays history?
Will Vlad get intentionally plunked in a Spring training game or will that wait until the regular season? You know it's gonna happen.
Will one of Stroman, Sanchez, Giles, Pillar or Smoak get traded in Spring training?
Comments are welcome.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Happy Spring Training Valentines Day! And what better gift can we receive than pitchers and catchers reporting?
The long wait is finally over.
I know the press will be tweeting out photos. Feel free to add in the comments and I'll add some to the post as the day goes on.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Here's your weekly gratitude post!
I am grateful that the long winter is almost over and pitchers and catchers report soon. Yay baseball!
I am also grateful that I have food for another day. I am grateful I have a warm place to sleep. I am grateful I have an understanding roommate. I am grateful that people want to give me tools to help me move into the next phase of my life.
I am grateful for all of you.