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Good Morning. Wipe the sleep from your eyes because we’ve brewed up a fresh pot of Blue Jay goodness to start your day. Here’s your Blue Jays Morning Brew.
On Monday night, Jose Bautista became just the 5th Blue Jay to hit 200 home runs.
Joey Bats joins Vernon Wells, Carlos Delgado, George Bell and Joe “Touch ’em All” Carter. For all of the criticism he has taken this year about being the right guy to lead this club and whatnot, he’s managed to maintain a calm exterior when talking about his performance or his club.
At the National Post, Eric Koreen discusses how Marcus Stroman is using his sinker to win games and go deeper into his starts. With such a dominating performance over the Cubs on Monday, Stroman may have found himself in the discussion for Rookie of the Year. But, as Kyle Franzoni states, he’s probably going to finish well behind the votes of White Sox rookie, Jose Abreu. Still, Monday’s performance showed us what the future holds for the Blue Jays. It also shows us why Alex Anthopoulos scoffed at any deal that required the #StroShow.
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High Five goes out to the Toronto Blue Jays charity, The Jays Care Foundation.
They have won the 2014 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sport Philanthropy.
, this award is “funded by the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and honours the career and philanthropic efforts of the late former NBA player.” The Jays Care foundation was awarded this honour in the ‘professional sports team foundations and community relations category’. Regardless of record and standings, we have to give the Blue Jays a standing ovation for their work all over Canada. Good on ’em.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this little beauty. The Sports Manias Diehard Tour made a stop in Toronto recently. They created an episode highlighting the fans experience in Toronto. The video makes a stop at Wegs Stadium Bar and takes you all the way to highest seat in Rogers Centre. Check it out:
Here’s a bit about the series, if you’re interested:
“The SportsManias Diehard Tour is a new YouTube series led by YouTube star Alex Perrault (formerly MusclesGlasses of EpicMealTime). Every weekly episode of the Diehard Tour profiles a new diehard fan base and their city. Traveling to the heart of each team’s hometown, Alex eats the best stadium foods, chats with the craziest fans, visits the can’t-miss bars, and sees what each fan base is all about.”
You can also check them out at http://www.sportsmanias.com/toronto-blue-jays