Timing

Recently I posted about some goals I had and one of them was to fix my swing for softball. I think in my head I had some ideas about changing my mechanics and maybe swinging up at the ball, or something like that. In my head I was going to hit home runs, probably. I […]

2018: Meme Season

There seem to be a lot of memes being generated early in this 2018 season for the Blue Jays.  The latest came from last night’s 7-1 win over the Orioles:”What are you gonna do now, Buck?”

The Week That Was: Mar 29-Apr 4

This Week’s Motivational PictureFirst of all, it’s pretty crazy to try and think about regular season baseball happening in March.  Sure, it’s the end of March, and it’s basically April, but it’s still March.  Rest assured though, by 2020 the…

Examining My Issue with Sports Narratives

One of my biggest pet peeves when consuming sports (watching/reading/listening) is the tendency to insert seemingly meaningless statistics to create some sort of narrative. The Record Narrative The most annoying offender of the sports narrative for me is The Record.  You know what I mean – “This team is 2 and 25 when playing on […]

Top Baseball Movies

The World Baseball Classic has officially started, and Spring Training has been underway for weeks now.  I can’t think of a better time to talk about my personal top baseball movies. Other than being about baseball, there’s no real criteria for how I’ve ranked these.  They range from comedy to drama, and the genre doesn’t […]

A Beautiful Weekend

When last I wrote, the Jays were heading into what was looked at as a pivotal series.  It was May 2nd, and the Jays were starting fresh after taking a series against Tampa Bay.  The Jays were 12-14, which was at the very least reverse of what…

The Bat, Flipped

I don’t think there was a single bigger moment in 2015 than the infamous Bat Flip.  The biggest proof of that is that I can say “bat flip” and you probably know what I’m referring to.  For that reason, I think the series starting tonight vs t…

An Overly Pessimistic Blue Jays Season Preview and A Note on Expectations

Great Expectations…With Spring Training just around the corner, we’re going to be hit with a barrage of season previews, predicting the course of how the regular season and playoffs will unfold. Naturally, these spoiler-happy reporters totally ruin t…

An Open Letter to Mark Buehrle and Damien Cox

Dear Mark,First off, welcome to Canada! I just wanted to fill you in on a few things about our country. We love our hockey (you’ll notice that some folks inexplicably have an affinity for the Toronto Maple Leafs), beer (but you probably knew that alrea…

One or the Other…

Major League Baseball umpires can’t have it both ways. Either they have to be available for post game press conferences to explain their miscalls or let the league step in and implement a video review system. At the moment, the only accountability is t…