Monday, March 29, 2021

After Draft night hangover and trash talk (and a game thread)


So last night was the annual JITH fantasy league draft. Some peeps are happy with their draft, others not. We'll be hearing about it for the entire season. We who did not participate missed hearing the trash talk but No Cramps made some good guesses in the previous thread. 

Today is also the last game of spring training and it's on the tv. No Sportsnet feed, of course, but it's Philly so it shouldn't be too painful.

Commence talk!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training game 6:37 PM EST


Today's game is televised on Sportsnet and on radio Fan590. Because it's on radio and a home game for the Jays, I'm going to guess it'll be with Buck and Pat doing the announcing.

This will be the first of 4 straight games that will be televised. The next 3 are.

Saturday March 27 at the New York Yankees 1:05 PM EST( Yes feed)

Sunday March 28 at Dunedin vs Detroit 1:07 PM EST( Sportsnet Feed )

Monday March 29 at Philadelphia 1:05 PM EST ( Philadelphia feed)

These are the last spring training games. Next up The regular season starts on April 1, 1:05 PM EST vs The Yanks in New York.

A reminder.

The JITH league draft will be taking place on Sunday March 28th at 8 PM EST.  Contact Mule if you have any questions. Please note that the prize pool of $2,700,000 has been reduced this year to zero, due to Covid-19. It's a disappointing development but stay calm and carry on. May the luckiest smartest person win. Good luck to all.

There's a bunch of stuff to discuss. Panik added to the 26, Kirk maybe making the team ( unofficially although there's a tweet out there by a NY writer)

I'll leave it to the comment section.

Enjoy the game.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

Less than two weeks until the Jays opening day


The Blue Jays are less than two weeks away from opening day. In the meantime we have 3 games in a row that are televised. 

On Saturday, March 20, it'll be a Philly television feed at 1:05PM

On Sunday March 21 at 1:07PM and Monday March 22 at 6:37PM, we'll have the Sportsnet feed which will be simulcast on radio. At least it's Dan and Buck, who have the experience, to possibly make the simulcast work. I'm hopeful because if it doesn't work, it ain't gonna be pretty. It's already an embarrassment the one of the largest sports networks is attempting to do this. 

The Yankees are already starting to whine about playing in Dunedin.

Cam Lewis at BJN has a bit about the players sent to the " Minor League Working Group". This due to the minor leagues opening day being delayed for a month. The players assigned are still eligible to play in grapefruit games, so don't be surprised to see some of them pop up.

I'm curious as to what y'all think about the McGuire/Kirk scenario. McGuire is out of options. Kirk jumped from A ball last year and is projected to be the better catcher.

Send Kirk to the minors for more seasoning? Just so you can hang on to McGuire? Trade/release McGuire and/or Jansen? Whatcha think?


Sunday, March 14, 2021

I Can't Keep Up With You Yammering Animals, So Here's A New Thread

                                                     Check out this beauty linked to by Catcher

Damn you folks are chatty. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...Four digit comments already? Fack! What's that? I made a quarter of the posts in the previous thread? Lies, untruths, and falsehoods! It was Joe and Dabs. I swear. No wait, it was he who shall remain nameless. I only had about six posts, and he did the rest. I am not responsible for this verbal diarrhea. Expecting baseball content? Well, you've come to the wrong place. This is merely a reset, with perhaps a few links for shits and giggles. I mean it. I'm tapped out. No more for you.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Old Man New Rules Rant Plus a Broadcast on TV Game Threat

Oh. My. God. What is this sorcery? Since when is Blue Jays Base-Ball allowed to be on TV? In an actual broadcast format? With ballpark noises as well? As JitH stalwart Joe McD. would say: "Well, I'll be jiggered!" Thomas Hatch starts today, with Nate Pearson, Julian Merryweather, and Bryan Baker battling day-to-day injuries.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Slapdash Audio Free Game Threat: Follies @ Blue Jays

 I knew I'd eventually find a use for this beauty

Noticed that the Happy Birthday JitH thread was becoming rather bloated from a comments section perspective, and given that Rogers is actually going to try and cobble together some sort of a broadcast of today's proceedings, I figured what the hell, let's throw up a game threat. 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Happy 5th Birthday JITH


On March 6,2016, MK created this blog, as a place for commenters and fans of  DJF/AS blog, to congregate. The comment system of Stoeten's new home Blue Jays Network wasn't conducive to the robust discussions that people were used to.

This being the 1929th post, MK's original worry, concerning the viability of the blog, seems to have quelled. My thought since the beginning, has been that the blog would develop and evolve based upon what it's users wanted to derive from it. And for the most part, it has. 

.Some have joined, some have left, all for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes life gets in the way. Marriages, children, work, changes in locales, disagreements, pandemics and reasons we'll never know all lead to a churn of commenters. Still, this is a place where people can escape and discuss whatever is on their mind, sometimes even Blue Jays baseball.

So, as we enter the 6th year, thank you to all the commenters, writers, lurkers and everyone I haven't mentioned. You make this community what it is, a house.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hump Day Gratitude


Today I'm grateful that my dad is getting good care in the hospital. What are you grateful for?