Category Archives: baseball

2016 Blue Jays: Jose Bautista

His injuries in 2016 not only cost him part of the season: they forced him to give up his role as Alpha Dog in the Blue Jays’ lineup. For a while, we almost forgot about him entirely. Obviously, he picked … Continue reading

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2016 Blue Jays: Justin Smoak

My mental image of Justin Smoak is of him striking out on a breaking pitch that dropped out of the strike zone. He seemed to do this over and over again. It got to the point where, if he got … Continue reading

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2016 Blue Jays: Edwin Encarnacion

The Encarnacion situation seems like one of those logical problems discussed in an introductory philosophy class: a situation, like the Prisoner’s Dilemma or the Tragedy of the Commons, in which individuals acting in their best interest wind up not getting … Continue reading

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The woes of Brett Cecil

There have been many explanations for why the Jays are off to a relatively poor 10-13 start. Many of these blame manager John Gibbons for his poor bullpen management. But I noticed one thing today: a lot of the Jays’ … Continue reading

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We know something you don’t know

Runner attempting stolen base, Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016. (The vertical lines are because I was shooting through the backstop netting.)

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Pre-game stretching

Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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Warmup

Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama, April 2016.

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