Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blue Jays 2015: John Gibbons

Some people may disagree with me, but I think that John Gibbons is actually a very good manager. He doesn’t look like a smart guy because of his accent and his appearance – he looks like the guy who changes the … Continue reading

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Blue Jays 2015: Edwin Encarnacion

For the second straight year, Edwin Encarnacion had a stretch in which he was hitting home runs like crazy: In 2014, he hit 16 home runs in a 23-game burst from May 6 to 29. In 2015, he hit 11 home … Continue reading

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It used to be summer

Here’s a photo from last summer, to remind everybody that warmer weather used to exist. Taken at the Toronto Islands boardwalk, July 2015.

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Blue Jays 2015: Mark Buehrle

In the first half of 2015, Mark Buehrle was extremely effective: he won 10 games with an ERA of 3.34. However, there was one warning sign: his strikeouts per 9 innings dropped from 2014’s 5.3 to 4.5, which meant that … Continue reading

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Blue Jays 2015: Dioner Navarro

When the Jays signed Russell Martin to a free agent contract before the 2015 season, the incumbent catcher, Dioner Navarro, was quoted as saying that he wanted a trade. And you can’t really blame him – he’s a good enough … Continue reading

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Random Toronto weather stuff

I have a confession to make: I am a huge weather nerd. Thanks to Environment Canada’s historical climate data site, I now have a spreadsheet containing Toronto temperature and rainfall data going back as far as 1910. It’s not completely scientifically … Continue reading

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Blue Jays 2015: Ben Revere

Ben Revere reminds me a lot of Shannon Stewart. Stewart had more power, was a little taller, and batted right, but they have several similarities: They’re both exceptionally fast. They both had enough speed to play center field, but have … Continue reading

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