Back Off Boston, Find Your Own Manager →
The Red Sox can inquire all they want about bringing back John Farrell, but he’s ours now.
18 years ago, the Blue Jays clinched back-to-back World Series courtesy of Joe Carter’s home run to left field off Mitch Williams.
On Being Unobservant About MLB Logos
I know this sounds incredibly weird, but last night I just noticed for the very first time the “T” in the St. Louis Cardinals logo. It’s something I guess I just glossed over in years past, but watching the World Series it finally clicked there was a T. It must be a pattern, because the exact same thing happened with the Milwaukee Brewers logo. Up until a few years ago, I had...
Roberto Alomar's Home Run, 19 Years Later
On this day 19 years ago, Roberto Alomar hits arguably the biggest home run in Blue Jays franchise history. His home run off Dennis Eckersley helped tie the game at 6-6, and subsequently the Blue Jays went on to win Game 4 of the ALCS. The Blue Jays would go on to win the ALCS over the Oakland Athletics, and take the World Series trophy over the Atlanta Braves. People say that Joe...
Revisiting the Mike Napoli for Frank Francisco... →
Was this this first misstep by Alex Anthopoulos?
One Last Plea for Jose Bautista as MVP →
Beating the AL MVP argument to death … but it actually ends up being more so an argument against Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury and Curtis Granderson.
The Quintessential Adam Lind At Bat from 2011 →
Spoiler alert: it’s not pretty.
Two Money Quotes from Moneyball
“The first one through the wall always gets bloody” - Red Sox Owner, John Henry. “It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball” - Oakland A’s GM, Billy Beane. Check out my full review of the Moneyball Movie over at BJH.
The 1992 World Series Parade and Celebration at... →
Jack Morris in a cowboy hat? Check. Roberto Alomar with a wooden tomahawk? Check. Todd Stottlemyre inappropriate joke in front of children? Check.
Edwin Encarnacion wills the ball fair
Edwin Encarnacion doing his best Carlton Fisk impression and willing the ball fair for a walk-off home run. With the win, the Blue Jays have set a record by becoming the only team in MLB history to go 11-0 in extra innings at home during a single season.
The Brian Jeroloman Plate Appearance Watch
Brian Jeroloman was called up by the Blue Jays on August 23rd of this year. The Blue Jays have played 26 games since then, and Jeroloman still has not made a plate appearance or come on as a late-game defensive substitution. I wonder if John Farrell would have to let Brian know 2-3 days ahead of time if he was considering using him in a game since Jeroloman has been sitting on the bench for a...
Perfect Ten in Extra Innings
With the win last night, the Blue Jays are now 10-0 in extra innings at home. If they can finish this homestand without losing beyond the ninth inning, that would set a new MLB record for wins at home in extra innings without a loss.