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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:42 pm
 


raydan wrote:
So I can get off the bandwagon now? :?


I just split my time today between watching the Jays game and watching the paint dry. The paint drying was far more entertaining. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:59 pm
 


raydan wrote:
So I can get off the bandwagon now? :?


Put your seatbacks in the up right position, fold in your dinner tray and move slowly and orderly to the front of the wagon, thanks for coming out and drive safely.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:03 pm
 


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The turban guy behind home plate looks like the same guy that sits on the floor in the end zone of Raptors games


If he's wearing a blue turban, Alta.....it is....he's also a big Blue Jays fan.


He had a black one on today but I'm sure he was the same guy.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:51 pm
 


Alta_redneck wrote:
raydan wrote:
So I can get off the bandwagon now? :?


Put your seatbacks in the up right position, fold in your dinner tray and move slowly and orderly to the front of the wagon, thanks for coming out and drive safely.


I got on early last season and though the ride's been a bit bumpy the journey has been interesting and very entertaining. I'm not going anywhere - this team sold me on baseball.

BTW is anyone watching the Cubs vs Dodgers series - yeah I'm even watching other teams now - great game if you are Cubs fan. They are up 10 -2 over LA going into the 9th. The Dodgers have been their own worst enemies tonight. They've committed 4 errors - one alone cost them 2 RBIS and their bats aren't having any luck against the Cubs' pitchers. Meanwhile, LA has all but depleted their bullpen after their young starter fizzled out in the 4th and was charged with 4 runs.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:27 pm
 


Aw... too bad. Coming back with 3 more wins would have been a stretch anyway.

We need more MLB teams in Canada dammit! :lol:

Not sure if that would ever happen though.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:53 am
 


I'm sure I'll tune in for a few innings of the series, more so if the Cubs make it. Their on a 113 year drought, how can you not watch that drama unfold. It looks like 2003 was the last time they were close, that's when a guy named Steve Bartman ruined his life by catching a foul ball. Almost snatching it out of Moses Alou's glove.

A world series championship would help him lots.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:11 am
 


Alta_redneck wrote:
I'm sure I'll tune in for a few innings of the series, more so if the Cubs make it. Their on a 113 year drought, how can you not watch that drama unfold. It looks like 2003 was the last time they were close, that's when a guy named Steve Bartman ruined his life by catching a foul ball. Almost snatching it out of Moses Alou's glove.

A world series championship would help him lots.

It's only 108, not 113 years. :D As for 2003, Alou, who was a fine hitter but a dreadful outfielder, likely would have dropped the Bartman ball anyway. Alou threw a tantrum at the time, but Bartman likely saved Alou from being the goat! But a Cubs world series would certainly exorcise a lot of demons, maybe even Bartman's.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:29 am
 


Whatever happened to Cubs fan Steve Bartman?
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(CNN)Chicago Cubs diehard Steve Bartman, who came to symbolize the team's crushing defeat in the 2003 National League Championship Series, was probably glued to the TV on Saturday night. "No doubt that he will be watching," Frank Murtha, a longtime friend and spokesman for Bartman, told CNN before the game.

The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday to win the National League Championship Series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in their quest for their first Major League Baseball championship in 108 years.
Thirteen years ago, Bartman sat in Wrigley Field's stands in a green turtleneck and headphones over his Cubs cap during Game 6 of the NLCS. The Cubs led that series against the Florida Marlins three games to two.

The Cubs were a mere five outs from the World Series.

Then Bartman, seated down the left field line, reached for a foul ball and tipped it away from the outstretched glove of leaping Cubs outfielder Moises Alou.
His interference was the catalyst for a Marlins rally and eventual series win. TV cameras focused on Bartman, frozen in his seat. He was showered with abuse and had to be escorted from the stands for his own safety.

Few people mention that a critical error on a sure out by Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez would have ended the inning. "What went on that night at the stadium was pretty scary," said Murtha, who speaks occasionally with Bartman.
"It was something like a biblical 'Give us Barabbas and crucify the other guy,' you know. It was mob action fueled by a lot of alcohol, a perfect storm of dysfunctional behavior."

Bartman, who still lives in the Chicago area and works for a financial firm, all but vanished. He still receives threats, according to Murtha.
"Steve just wishes the Cubs well and has no interest in being any distraction from whatever happens to them," Murtha said.
"He is such a grounded, well-centered person that he doesn't need the affirmation. He doesn't seek forgiveness. None is probably needed."
So don't expect to see a man some consider the most infamous fan in the history of baseball at the World Series.

"The likelihood that he would return to throw out a first ball or anything like that is probably slim, none and no chance," Murtha said.
"Steve's goal in all this has been to return to a normal life and the fact that we're still talking about it 13 years after the fact is nothing short of bizarre."
Bartman has turned down financial opportunities, according to Murtha. There were book proposals and a six-figure offer for a commercial.
A hotel company offered a six-week Florida vacation. Instead, Murtha said Bartman asked the company for gift certificates, which he donated to charity.
"Somebody had some idea about a Broadway play, which I thought at first was a joke," said Murtha, a sports agent and former prosecutor.
"Is this 'Springtime for Hitler' or what?"
Murtha said Bartman is single. He won't say whether Bartman has been back to Wrigley in the past 13 years.
"He is classy and has risen above this," Murtha said. "The character that he has and the kind of person that he is reflects well on him."


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:09 pm
 


Not the Indians, Eddy, say it isn't so !!! 8O


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:41 pm
 


The 2018 Spring Training is now over with Toronto defeating the St Louis Cardinals 1-0 with a walk off home run by Vladimir Guerrero in the bottom of the 9th with 2 out! The Blue Jays open their 2018 season with a four game home series against the NY Yankees starting Thursday at 12:30pm PT, followed with a 3 games series against the Chicago White Sox.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:26 pm
 


Not a great start for the Blue Jays who have lost their opening game for 7 consecutive seasons now, losing to the Yankees 6-1 on Thursday and 4-2 today. The Yankees have what has to be the strongest top of the batting order in MLB this season. Their starting 4 are Gardener(LF), Judge(RF), Stanton(DH) and Gregorius(SS). Brett Gardner had 21 homers and a .264 average last year and won the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award, Aaron Judge had 52 HRs and a .284 average for the Yankees in 2017 and Giancarlo Stanton had 59 HRs and a .281 average while playing for the Florida Marlins where he was the National league MVP. Didi Gregorius had 25 homers and a .287 average for the Yankees. Judge was also the AL Rookie of the Year, the AL Silver Slugger, AL All-Star, twice AL Player of the Month, four time AL Rookie of the Month along with being the Home Run Derby Winner. Quite a lineup to face for the first 4 games of the 2018 season for the Blue Jays.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:27 pm
 


At least the won the first game after 3 instead of 11 (12? 10? whatever last year was.)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:44 pm
 


Last year (2017) the Blue Jays started the season with a 1-9 record, their lone win came in their 3rd game of the season, a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on April 6th.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/TOR/2017-schedule-scores.shtml


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:42 pm
 


The Blue Jays win their 1st game of the 2018 season with a 5-3 win over the NY Yankees. Kevin Pillar became the first Blue Jays player in franchise history to record three stolen bases in the same inning! He stole 2nd and then 3rd base before stealing home in the 8th inning becoming the 1st Blue Jay to steal home since Aaron Hill did it against Andy Pettitte and the Yankees on May 29 2007.

Pillar swipes 2nd, 3rd, home


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