Since we won’t have Jerry Howarth around to say it anymore, allow me: Greetings, baseball fans and welcome to another season of Blue Jays baseball. Even though Toronto’s home nine will undoubtedly be relegated to the back pages of Toronto’s sports section for the first few months this season as the Maple Leafs (one round, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Read my Spring Training Diaries Prologue and Day 1.  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The whole baseball season is still ahead of me but today feels like an ending. I fell hard for the Spring Training experience and I’m sad to leave it behind. I have four weeks of baseball-less winter life ahead of me before […]

  Kelly Bedard

Read my Spring Training Diaries Prologue HERE Tuesday, February 27, 2018 I know you’ve all be on the edge of your seats to find out what happened with my Bed & Breakfast situation. Never fear. After spending a sleepless evening in a terrible place with a list of terrifying “safety tips” taped to the door […]

  Kelly Bedard

Monday, February 26, 2018 This year I decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do- I’m at Blue Jays Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida. Right now, I’m here at this very minute. I’m here on my own and things have already gone very wrong, but I’m here, I actually did it, and tomorrow I’ll […]

GAME 81 15-1 Loss vs. Boston Season Record 37-44 Well, I believe we’ve reached the end of the Joe Biagini era as far as his being a member of the Blue Jays’ starting rotation goes. Aaron Sanchez will rejoin the team next week, provided that he doesn’t prefer playing for Buffalo (who could blame him?) […]

  Mike Shara

GAME 80 7-1 Loss vs. Boston Season Record: 37-43 I was going to begin my list of the 10 worst draft picks in Blue Jays history today, but I think that combining that depressing list of terrible decisions with yet another depressing chronicle of a game in which Toronto never even truthfully competed in would […]

GAME 79 7-4 Loss vs. Boston Season Record: 37-42 Before discussing the depressing inevitability of tonight’s game’s outcome, we’ll focus on the pleasant improbability of late round draft picks who went on to become MLB stars. The top two draft pick steals in Toronto Blue Jays history: 2. DAVE STIEB – 5th round, 1978 (106th […]

GAME 78 4-0 Win vs. Baltimore Season Record: 37-40 We continue out list of the Top Ten draft pics in Blue Jays history tonight with numbers 7 through 5. 7. JOHN OLERUD – third round, 1989 (79th overall) A pitcher and first baseman at Washington State University, “Johnny O” was named the 1988 Baseball America […]