• Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Blue Jays’

    Another Next Year

    by  • August 7, 2013 • Baseball • 0 Comments

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    HAVE YOU EVER REVISITED writings from the past and felt so naive and stupid for what you believed in, and yet you’re not entirely upset because you totally understand why you would have felt that way? I went through that this week when I was indexing all my writing and read all the Toronto...

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    The Ballad of Brett Lawrie

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Pat Suley • 0 Comments

    © 2013 Chantal Lefebvre

    PETULANCE AND ENTITLEMENT IS COMMON in one’s 20s. But on the grand stage of Major League Baseball, and carrying a Canadian passport while playing for the country’s only big league team, one expects more maturity than that of an undergrad after a round of Jager Bombs. And the Toronto Blue Jays organization and fanbase...

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    Reason for Ejection

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Baseball, Christen Thomas, Poetry • 0 Comments

    © 2013 Chantal Lefebvre

    Not trying to boo the home team, But that insolent flip of batting gloves Backwards at the ump, after Smashing a helmet down in the dirt, Not baseball etiquette. Sure it’s a badly called pitch, a ball, miffed, But consistently wide strike zone all night, And when you’re batting under two hundred, It’s not...

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    Only Just Men

    by  • May 8, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Stacey May Fowles • 1 Comment

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    PITCHERS ARE GIFTED with the rare ability to be present in the moment, to stand unflinching and focused, with their fear turned off. For those of us who dread exposure, anticipate failure, and worry about pain, a determined man alone on the mound is easy inspiration. The pitcher suffers heartache and humiliation, and knows self-satisfaction...

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    Birdwatching: The Duality Of The Toronto Thing

    by  • April 24, 2013 • Baseball, Birdwatching, Jake Goldsbie • 0 Comments

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    We’re very fortunate to have a Toronto Blue Jays beat writer-columnist-scribe-worrier-apologist, Jake Goldsbie, who will be dropping in throughout the season to lend his insights, wit, and confused and drunken wisdom to the 2013 MLB season. Follow Jake on Twitter @JGoldsbie. “Now, Ronnie Van Zant wasn’t from Alabama, he was from Florida, he was a...

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    Tagged

    by  • April 11, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Baseball, Features • 0 Comments

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    MY FATHER ONCE SAT next to Kelly Gruber on an airplane. I don’t remember where the plane was headed — my father used to travel a lot for business — but Dad took his seat and there, right next to him, sat the blonde-haired third baseman. Well, ex-third baseman; this was sometime after his...

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    Initiations

    by  • April 4, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Stacey May Fowles • 1 Comment

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    On baseball, the bandwagon, and the right to fandom LAST YEAR, TOWARDS THE END of a dismal Blue Jays season rife with injury and disappointment, I brought a close friend of mine to her very first (very poorly attended) game at the Rogers Centre. General fandom was thin then, but I’d been making a...

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    Delgado on Third

    by  • March 6, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Baseball, Features • 0 Comments

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    DELGADO ON THIRD, in early October, smile broad as Lake Ontario. And we were there, in the clean, bright light of a roof-open afternoon, the last game of the year, a pretty send-off for an ugly season. The Blue Jays had already lost 93 games; they would lose this one, too, to the Yankees,...

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