— Jose Reyes (@lamelaza_7) March 30, 2013
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Posted by Darren Kritzer under Awesomeness on Mar 30, 2013
I just wish R.A. Dickey could somehow learn to endear himself to Toronto fans. Since being traded to the team from the New York Mets and signing a team-friendly contract this off-season, he’s proven to be such a tough sell to supporters.
How about this for foreshadowing, circa 1986. Who can spot me? twitter.com/RADickey43/sta…
— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) March 23, 2013
As for picking out the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner from among his 1986 Little League teammates, I’ll give you a hint: He’s not in the front row. Dickey kneels before no man.
It’s hard to describe this in words, so here you go.
It’s going to be one hell of an entertaining season!
Posted by Archi Zuber under Awesomeness, Emilio Bonifacio on Mar 16, 2013
I do my best to try and make sure that all the posts on this site aren’t just variations of me going “LOL look at this instagram pic from one of the players!” but this is too good to let pass by without making sure as many eyeballs as possible see it. Emilio Bonifacio, the same mind that brought us Lo Viste, sent this to Jose Reyes, capitalizing on the Dominican Republic’s headline-making excitement over advancing to the World Baseball Classic semi-finals. It’s important to remember that things that happen in March often don’t have a gigantic impact on the rest of the season, but nobody would fault you if you started penciling Bonifacio onto your list of favourite Blue Jays.
Topical humour x internet meme humour + public social media = internet posts. It’s modern math, people. Emilio Bonifacio just wants some klout.
Posted by Andrew Stoeten under Awesomeness, RA Dickey on Mar 14, 2013
Dan Toman, who along with his brother (at least, I think they’re brothers and not some other relation), MLB.com’s Chris, runs the excellent new gamereax blog and GIF clearing house has put together an animated GIF of the R.A. Dickey knuckleball that fooled Robinson Cano in the first inning of tonight’s WBC game in lightning speed.
Or… the GIF is actually in slow motion, I just mean Dan got it up onto the internet, like, crazy fast.
Check it out below the jump, and be sure to check out the other gold over at gamereax, and to follow both Dan (@dantoman) and Chris (@Chris_Toman) on Twitter. Especially since there will probably be more instances of magic tonight– like the one R.A. put past Edwin Encarnacion in the top of the second. But also because, y’know, otherwise I’ll feel guilty about posting this little mesmerizing slice of awesome.
Posted by Andrew Stoeten under Awesomeness, Mailing in a Post on Mar 12, 2013
Instagram-ish, which… fuck, now I have this stuck in my head.
I spotted this in the College and Bathurst area last night, and to my foggy memory it would seem to me an even deeper intrusion into the city than last year’s outdoor marketing campaign, which I don’t recall straying too far away from the Rogers Centre– like, say, north of Richmond Street– though… it’s not like I was really paying all that much attention.
So… that’s something. Maybe?
Here’s another, spotting in its more traditional locale, at Adelaide and Peter, just up from the Dome.
Far better than my shitty snaps, though, is a little slice of fantastic from Hipster J.A. Happ– aka @JAHappster, aka friend of the blog @mattomic, aka Dr. Nguyen van Thuoc– who, after the jump, takes us on a tour through Toronto neighbourhoods, letting us know which MLB teams you’d most likely find out hanging out there.
Click the image if you want to see a bigger version!
Posted by Andrew Stoeten under Awesomeness on Feb 18, 2013
Post by guest contributor Mark Behar
Enjoying spring training? I can’t help but feel like Alex Anthopoulos has rewarded my penance for watching 19 years of mediocre baseball. He heard my prayers! And by prayers I mean the sound of my remote hitting the wall. But I digress.
Let me take you back to another hopeful time, following the team’s 2006 campaign. T’was a mixed bag in the post-White Jays era. Warren Sawkiw wrapped up another year of radio colour commentary, BJ Ryan completed an entirely sustainable 3.5 WAR season as the team’s new closer, and the Jays’ sickly logo design continued to inspire a group of young Finnish game developers who searched for just that right look. All-told, that squad won 87 games. That ranked them 7th overall in the American League, but JP Ricciardi could at least point to 5 entrants in the All-Star game—the team’s highest total since sending 7 men (!) to the mid-summer classic in 1993. Postseason hopes aside, the team at least had some star power.
I was still licking my wounds from an early setback to my career ambitions. A couple of years prior to this, I had contacted an author and offered to adapt his popular book about gangsters into a graphic novel. He agreed to let me try, and, in the search for suitable comic book artists, famed inker Joe Rubinstein introduced me to his mentor, the legendary Dick Giordano, a wizard with the brush and the executive behind Watchmen and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.