I can just imagine it now - the MLB talking heads sitting around their NWO table with their Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Lattes discussing how they can speed up the game. Robert Manfred the 'newish' MLB commissioner said in an interview with ESPN that the MLB's concern is about the pace of the game, dead time in the game, pitchers who don't work quickly (unlike Mark Buehrle), batters getting out of the box and to eliminate ALL that dead time. What dead time? Is this about the mon
The 2011 movie Money Ball about Billie Beane’s use of sabermetrics to build the Oakland Athletics brought forth a true knuckleball of a pitch to the best bat flipping game in the world. That knuckleball came in the form of analytics (yawn) and the importance of the OBP statistic (On Base Percentage). But does baseball have to be this complicated? Do baseball writers have to constantly toss these numbers into your face like a Rougned ‘trash’ Odor punch? I sometimes find myself
What wasn’t to like about this Family Day long weekend in Toronto? The birds were chirping, the coffee walks were filled with chatter that didn’t involve it’s fucking cold outside, and, shit - - we all left the Canadian toques behind and pulled out OUR good ol’ Jays caps, eh! It was just an awesome weekend where spring said hello and it felt as good as watching Josh Donaldson surprise the shit out of you rounding third to fly into home plate to put the trash Rangers to bed.
So I was reading a great piece finger struck by Andrew Stoeten at Blue Jays Nation, where he offers his Stoeten tone thoughts regarding a Jose Bautista interview this past Thursday after Bats arrived at Camp Dunedin. Many avid Blue Jay fans probably have already read Robert Macleod’s Globe And Mail article titled – ‘Jose Bautista Says He Has Nothing To Prove.’ But the real question is -- why are reporters asking these clown questions? It’s getting rather sapping reading and l
The Toronto Blue Jays New Era and Attitude (And all of the MLB – like it or not ol’ school folk) How well do you embrace change? Me, well I take it with a little bit of huh (with an American southern drawl) and a lot of eh (with Canadian excitement). But for many of the ol’ fashion ‘Goose’ baseball folks, they take it with a big deep breath followed by one word – disrespect. Like it or not people the baseball times have changed, and you should like it. The new era and attitud
The Blue Jays Offseason Thoughts to Spring Training and 2017 It’s been one shit show of an off-season for all of Blue Jays Nation. Together we went down swinging against Cleveland that 'left' (in the form of Andrew Miller) zero Tribesters shaking in their boots – ahem – Joey Bats. But fuck that was 2016 and now it’s 2017 – where the Tribe have gone all in and Jays fans STILL expect to win. The boys are back in the Grapefruit League of their own where the only lallygagging com