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03-29-2012, 08:03 PM
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So on that espn ranking of the top 500 players they have Ricky Romero at 77. Behind pitchers like Mat Latos, Yu Darvish and Michael Pineda. What a joke

And Lawrie at 83. I know he's not proven yet, but I wouldn't trade him for a single bat I saw listed 50-82.
Wow, people are going to see how amazing Lawrie is this season, they'll be blown away. The fact that he's already at 83 as a rookie (well not really but still), it's incredible.

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Well something odd is happening at the Leafs game. They are chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!"

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03-29-2012, 08:14 PM
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Verlander and Ogando arent even close to the hardest throwers in MLB.

Aroldis Chapman alone throws 99+ on average.
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03-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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Well something odd is happening at the Leafs game. They are chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!"
Same number of home wins in the past month and a half

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Well something odd is happening at the Leafs game. They are chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!"
I heard it that time.

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Well something odd is happening at the Leafs game. They are chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!"
It's not even like it's a small group of people in the corner of the ACC. The entire freaking arena is having a go. Tough time for the players.

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At the leaf game and I gotta say its hilarous to hear the fans start yelling let's go blue jays lol guess any publicity is good publicity

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03-29-2012, 08:28 PM
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lmao the Flyers announcers are apparently talking about the '93 Jays now

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lmao the Flyers announcers are apparently talking about the '93 Jays now


So, everybody is on the Jays bandwagon now, eh?

Imagine if they signed Fielder and Darvish? I swear, this city would be going bonkers for them.

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Definitely hasn't been this much hype for the team since the start of '06 (maybe '07).

The difference is back then you had the Leafs at least in a playoff race and Raptors made the playoffs. TFC notwithstanding, there's just nothing now.

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I remember when I went to the Alomar Number Retirement. Every single seat was taken in the skydome, I've never seen it at max capacity. Robbie steps up to the mic and says "Look at all these fans". Later on he points to the Jays players in the dugout and says "Let's go". That gets me pumped up for the season. Don't care if they're bandwaggoners or castoffs or what have you, as long as there's more butts in the seats I'm happy.

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So, everybody is on the Jays bandwagon now, eh?

Imagine if they signed Fielder and Darvish? I swear, this city would be going bonkers for them.
Jays have a huge oppurtunity to take over the Toronto sports scene if they can win alot of games this season.

Man I just wish we had one more solid #3/4 starter and I would be convinced this team can make noise.

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Abreu to the Tribe. Angels are paying most of his salary apparently.

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Man I just wish we had one more solid #3/4 starter and I would be convinced this team can make noise.
gotta agree, i'm a little concerned about the rotation but the offense will definitely be there

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So jacked about that video.

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I am not a fairweather fan (or else I wouldn't be a Leafs fan ), but I have started following baseball lately; and is it fair to say that if Jays repeat 50% of what they did in ST, that would do wonders for this team?

PS: I had decided to follow Jays before ST began, so you can truly rule me out as fairweather fan.

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I am not a fairweather fan (or else I wouldn't be a Leafs fan ), but I have started following baseball lately; and is it fair to say that if Jays repeat 50% of what they did in ST, that would do wonders for this team?

PS: I had decided to follow Jays before ST began, so you can truly rule me out as fairweather fan.
No hipsters here, we welcome all kinds anyways.

Spring training is spring training. Good to see us doing well but it usually doesn't mean too much.

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03-29-2012, 11:10 PM
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I don't know why, I just love this tweet by Lawrie. So simple, yet so powerful:

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I don't know why, I just love this tweet by Lawrie. So simple, yet so powerful:
So jacked for the season....thinking if school permits that i will head down to sea for the game(s?)


Just wished the tweet went "you ready Canada" though it make sense what he said

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03-30-2012, 12:18 AM
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Whats the deal with Gomes? Is he going to be starting the season with the Jays or is he back to AAA to split time with D'A?

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03-30-2012, 12:47 AM
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For your viewing pleasure. None of the videos were done by me I should say.






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Whats the deal with Gomes? Is he going to be starting the season with the Jays or is he back to AAA to split time with D'A?
He won't be with the Jays. There's no room. They've already got Jeff Mathis as the backup C after trading for him (or signing him as a FA. I can't remember which). He might not even end up in AAA either. They've got d'Arnaud starting and apparently Brian Jeroloman was reacquired in the off-season even after they lost him on waivers to the Pirates or some such team. And with Cooper and McDade manning 1st, it's possible that Gomes ends up having to go to New Hampshire (AA) and be the catcher there. Probably splitting time with another prospect too. Jimenez maybe?

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Jays have a huge oppurtunity to take over the Toronto sports scene if they can win alot of games this season.

Man I just wish we had one more solid #3/4 starter and I would be convinced this team can make noise.
It's not the number of wins but rather if they're contending in August/September then people will show up. Kind of hard for people to get pumped up and go to games when you're 10 games back by early June. Over the years I've heard excuses about the stadium and the prices and the atmosphere. Bottom line is none of those things matter when this team starts contending. We are dying for a winner in this city if the Jays can at least be in contention for either of the WC spots then this city will get behind them. I'm telling you this city is ready to explode for a winner.

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