This post is a little more personal than it is baseball related. Apologies for being absent for the last few months and I promise to get back to regular posts soon enough. While the Jays season and bullpen has been a little bit of a roller coaster since the beginning of the season – do… Read More Welcome to the family
Sunday marks the start of the Blue Jays regular season and after their run in the playoffs last year, the end of the shortest (and what felt like longest) offseason in 23 years. The drama of the offseason seems to be behind the team and it’s time to set out to defend their American League… Read More 5 Reasons the Blue Jays Can & Will Repeat
How can you pass on a bar named after a guy who threw a perfect game while high on LSD? You can’t and you shouldn’t. The Dock Ellis is the best baseball bar in Toronto and the perfect spot to catch the Jays this season. The Dock Ellis is not your typical sports bar –… Read More Dock Ellis: man, legend, bar!
Fantasy Baseball drafts are a lot like blogging. It’s not as easy as it looks, it takes practice and you’re not going to hit it out of the park on your first try. (Note: An earlier version of this post did not include this lede. A better lede came to me the day after I… Read More 5 Tips for your First Fantasy Draft
If you haven’t picked up on it yet, this blog is named for the great Ernie Whitt. The flashiest thing about Ernie Whitt may have been his mustache. A product of the 1980s, his mustache was a bit of a mix of traffic cop and Tom Sellick. Flashy or not, he was my favourite player… Read More Me and Ernie Whitt
Dear Richard, First off, let me apologize for the formalities of this letter, but I just can’t in good conscious refer to a grown man as Goose. Boy you’ve had a busy couple of weeks. You went from no one talking about you or remembering who you were to suddenly being a leading story on… Read More An open letter to Richard Gossage
Growing up one of the only ways for me to follow and keep up with my favourite players was by collecting baseball cards. There was nothing better than getting a new package of O-Pee-Chee or Upper Deck baseball cards. The excitement of seeing who would be amongst the players in each pack and maybe even… Read More The Six Blue Jays to Follow
We are about two weeks into spring training and the Blue Jays are off to a fast start of 4-0-1 (Yes, they have ties in Spring Training). It is hard to read a lot into the team at this point – so I won’t. Spring training baseball is pretty much just a chance for players… Read More Three Things to Watch with the Blue Jays
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo) – Simon and Garfunkel He was the face of the franchise. He was the type of personality that embodied the team – plucky, usually entertaining and always had a smile on his face. He was with the team… Read More Bring back BJ Birdy!
The seventh inning of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS was insane. After a controversial call, numerous delays because fans at the Rogers Centre were littering the field with trash and beer cans, Jose Bautista added to the chaos when he did this: The result, in my opinion is the greatest moment in Blue Jays… Read More The Greatest Moment in Blue Jays History – the Bat Flip