Podcast the Eleventh!

And now a little something to kill time on a Monday afternoon, and to fill you with rage over Dustin Parkes’ hating-on of Eric Thames Adam Lind the Toronto Blue Jays’ chances: it’s the latest episode of the DJF podcast!

This week Drew, Parkes and I eschewed the draft, for the most part, and talked Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Dan Bard, Wi-Fi, this weird piece from the Globe and Mail, and a whole bunch more! Including more ramblings from hammered listeners, and a little bit of explanation of what happens to the poor, desperate souls who make the terrible decision to run onto the field.

We’ll be be back again on Thursday, and we want to hear from you, too! Call us (hammered) at 1-855-FOUL-TIP, or email us (hammered) at GettingBlanked@theScore.com with whatever is sticking in your craw, and on Thursday we’ll dissect the best the Monkey Army has to offer!

If you’re more inclined to download today’s podcast, hit up the mp3 link.

The DJF iTunes page is up and running, so get on over there and subscribe– or update the subscription you already have to find the latest episode (once it’s up). You can also find it via our podcast RSS feed.

Mintmusical interludes courtesy Toronto’s own Optical Sounds. Be sure to check them out and buy every single fucking thing you hear at their site.

Comments (9)

  1. fuck off globe and mail

  2. Jerry Howarth with the intro…

    How la-ti-freaking-da!

  3. That Globe piece is irritating.

    There seems to be a weird fascination with poor Blue Jays attendance … I think partly from those who like to see Toronto fail in general, or casual sports fans who assume the Jays situation parallels the Expos. It’s a totally incorrect, but really easy-to-make narrative among some.

    I could understand an article about poor attendance if it was 2010. Those were bad numbers. But the Jays attendance has been downright respectable this year. Barring a new stadium, you don’t go from 20k a game to 35k a game (or whatever) overnight.

    It felt like the Globe went ‘Hmm… what will get us some page views? Hey, people loved reading about the Jays drawing badly a couple years ago, lets do one of those again!’ Kind of laughable on a weekend they drew 114k.

    The team is 20th in MLB. They’ve still got work to do, but it’s hardly newsworthy.

  4. Has anyone seen the New Era golf hats the Jays had at their tourney today? Jays Care tweeted about them this AM, and attached a picture of the fucking boxes.

  5. I liked this part of the article:

    “Every time she hits send on a social-media update, she’s selling the Blue Jays to 2,000 of her closest friends.”

    2,000 of her closest friends…I’m not sure I’ve even met 2,000 people! If we can just tap into the rest of her social network, presumably about 50,000 people, the Jays will sell out every game.

  6. Litsch wasn’t really that bad. He followed his rookie season (3.81 ERA, 5.14 FIP, 0.8 fWAR in 111 IP) with a good second season (3.58 ERA, 4.29 FIP, 2.6 fWAR in 176 IP) before getting hurt. The guy was a decent enough pitcher when healthy (even as a reliever in 2011).

    Heck, even the much-maligned Towers contributed 6.8 fWAR over his five Jays season (including that great 2005 with 4+ fWAR).

    There is certainly room for command/control guys even in the AL East especially guys with the stuff, potential, and makeup that Hutchison has. He’s really been impressive so far for someone with such little pro experience.

  7. re: Buck Martinez and CFers –

    Vernon Wells did not start in RF, he was pretty much a CF when he did play in those early years (really only 16 of his first 216 games were in RF between 1999 and 2002 and most of those RF games were in 2002)

    but Adam Jones did not unseat Ichiro in CF in 2007, he played LF. Same with Michael Bourn with the Phillies in 2007 – they had Aaron Rowand at the time.

    Gonna guess that the situation of bringing up a young CF is very dependent on whether the team has a capable veteran CF, and that transition is the type Buck was talking about – ie. Gose would not displace Rasmus.

    Matt Kemp played more RF when he came up his first two years; Dodgers had aging Kenny Lofton and then Juan Pierre in those years.

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