Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Blue Jays’

Back in Spring-ness

The Toronto Blue Jays open their 38th spring training, all in Dunedin, Florida, today as pitchers and catchers hold their first workouts. The players will bus to the team's minor league Mattick Complex for workouts then return to the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium where they are headquartered. The position players report for physicals on the 26th with the first full team workout scheduled for the 27th. The opening game against the Pittsburgh Pirates is March 3, 2015 in Dunedin. Andas of 1:45 Sunday afternoon the flags at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium were correct. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Wow! 38th Spring Training in Dunedin… Brett Cecil on closers role and Daniel Norris… a Gillette commercial?

New Guns from out West

The big first baseman from the Oakland A's Daric Barton (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

New faces are showing up in Dunedin with spring training 2015 fast approaching.  RSEN’s Eddie Michels was out in the field today and he caught up with these guys throwing long toss at the Mattick Complex.  

MARTIN ARRIVES…

Newly acquired catcher Russell Martin arrives at the Blue Jays Mattick Complex in Dunedin on Tuesday February 10th.  Acquired as a free agent Martin signed a five-year $82-million contract with the team during the off season after spending two years with the Pirates.  Martin is a native of East York, Ont and now resides in Montreal, Quebec. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

     

Unsafe and Uncomfortable and You Pay to be There

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    With the first spring training game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium just about three weeks away those fans attending the Toronto Blue Jays games there might just feel a bit unsafe and uncomfortable. You see fans just holding a hand rail entering or leaving the seating area might be just be a bit […]

Hague and Dirks Workout in Florida

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  Below, first baseman/pinch hitter Matt Hague gets in some early throwing at the Blue Jays Mattick Complex in Dunedin.  Picked up off the waiver wire from the Pirates last August 18th and Hague finished the season with Triple-A Buffalo.  Hague played two games with Pittsburgh in 2014. And below, left fielder Andy Dirks plays […]

Norris will Vie for Starter

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Daniel Norris (left elbow) threw again on Monday January 19, 2015 with no problems since surgery in October 2014 to clean out his left elbow.  Norris will be competing for a starters slot this spring training. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

DANIEL NORRIS WORKS OUT IN DUNEDIN

Osuna and Pentecost in Dunedin

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  RHP Roberto Osuna goes through running drill at the Mattick Complex today. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO) Today, Max Pentecost (right shoulder), the Jays first round pick, eleventh overall take BP at the Mattick Complex.                     (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Jays Spring Training Tickets on Sale

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  DUNEDIN, FLA.–Despite a 52* temperature 19-die-hard fans showed up for the first day single game spring training tickets went on sale at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.  A single ticket window opened five minutes prior to the announced 9 AM opening with some fans purchasing tickets for the Blue Jays spring opponents (Rays, Red Sox, Tigers […]

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS-2014

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

  It appears that another year has come and gone according to my calendar so it’s time again for my year end offering. This past year of 2014 had a few interesting items of interest for you the fan some I witnessed personally some I just read about or heard of so here goes.  My […]

LISTEN: View From The Dugout 12.01.14

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The Blue Jays have traded struggling third baseman, Brett Lawrie. After dealing with issues at third base for several years now, the Jays traded for one of the best. Josh Donaldson will man the hot-corner for Toronto in 2015. The A’s receive Lawrie and prospects in return.   Listen to my View from the Dugout