Now it’s time for all the stuff I don’t figure on making full posts out of, with the spiffy graphic by Matt English (aka @mattomic). It’s your Morning Snack…
“Fueled by raging confidence and youthful invincibility, Brett Lawrie would take a bold risk, and it would backfire,” writes John Lott of the National Post on the ill-advised attempt to steal home made by Lawrie on Saturday, with Jose Bautista at the plate. According to Robert MacLeod’s story in the Globe and Mail, Jose diplomatically said that the timing was probably not right, but he figured it was OK, because if Lawrie had just got his legs out a little more he would have been safe.
Lott also tells us about how Travis Snider is tearing it up in Las Vegas. Y’know, like everybody.
While, elsewhere at the Globe, Jeff Blair marvels at Kyle Drabek’s transformation into something other than the shitballer he was last season.
Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star speaks to Cito Gaston on the meaning of Jackie Robinson Day, which was celebrated/honoured around the Majors on Sunday.
At Getting Blanked, Craig Robinson’s latest fortnightly infographic installment shows us just how staggeringly good Robinson was.
Mop Up Duty looks at Eric Thames’ start to the season.
JaysProspects is all over Evan Crawford’s MLB debut.
Colby Rasmus cut his hair… or something. (No, he actually just cut his hair.)
At BlueJays.com, Alexis Brudnicki tells us about the club’s coaches, and a clinic for Baseball Canada at the Rogers Centre over the weekend that they spoke at, or something…
Kevin Gray of the New Hampshire Union Leader has a video clip of a seven-minute chat with Fisher Cats manager Sally Boy Fasano up at Gray Matter.
It was a “super extendo” version of JaysTalk on the Fan 590 yesterday, and Mike Wilner has the audio at Miked Up, so do yourself a favour and listen to Wilner shut down some morons… if you can stomach it.
Lastly, NotGraps tells us that Jays branded hot dogs are coming to a grocery store near you. The finest it lips and hooves!