Coming off a run to the ALCS that marked their first playoff appearance in 22 years, the Blue Jays faced questions relating to a repeat of their success. Would regression and the nearly inevitable loss… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Jose Bautista
“Bautista with a drive, deep left field, no doubt about it!” Independently, those eleven magical words don’t add much value, though when collectively exclaimed from the voice of Kenny Albert they evoke an unparalleled escape… Read more »
After a 2012-2013 offseason that involved two franchise-altering trades, the signing of disgraced-but-effective outfielder Melky Cabrera and a reunion with former skipper John Gibbons, the Blue Jays and their fans hoped that the team would be positioned to make a trip to the post-season for the first time in two decades. The 2013 Blue Jays were so well regarded that they entered the season as Vegas favourite to win the World Series.
Instead, a sell-out Rogers Centre crowd (to which I tried and failed to obtain tickets) was treated to watching new staff “ace” R.A. Dickey surrender four runs in six innings as part of a 4-1 loss to Cleveland.
We’ve passed the halfway point between the last out of the World Series and the first pitch of Spring Training. This is always a dreary time in the calendar for baseball fans. Many of the… Read more »
Believe it or not, I don’t spend all of my time expanding a meager idea into a 2,500-word blah-fest. I learn plenty of new things about baseball every day, so once a week, I’m going… Read more »
Advanced statistics have given us wonderful insight into the minutiae of baseball, the way the game really works. We know what every pitcher throws, and how often, and how hard, and in which counts. We… Read more »