Blue Jays Morning Brew: Positivity


Good Morning. Wipe the sleep from your eyes because we’ve brewed up a fresh pot of Blue Jays goodness to start your day. Here’s your Blue Jays Morning Brew.

With the Blue Jays’ season coming to an end and them, once again, missing out on the post season, it is hard to find anything out there that isn’t all doom and gloom. Heck, even R.A. Dickey looks back on all the disappointment. But, I’m trying to stay positive…

At the National Post, John Lott looks at the numbers behind the career of Mark Buehrle. This on the heels of his 14th consecutive 200 inning season. The number that stands out to me is 0, which represents the number of days Marky Mark has spent on the DL.

At, Arden Zwelling looks at the rise of Dalton Pompey. He uses the backdrop of Pompey’s first MLB homerun.

Speaking of young Canadian talent, Alexis Brudnicki of the Canadian Baseball Newtork brings us some of the highlights from the recent Tournament 12 put on by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. There were plenty of young studs to watch. The younger Pompey brother, Tristan hit .357 with 5 stolen bases. Josh Naylor was another stand out. But, the one kid that really drew attention was Eric Senior. He hit .529 with 3 doubles, 3 RBI and 5 runs scored for the tournament. Apparently, during workout sessions, Senior ran the 60 yard dash in 6.86 seconds. I can’t even say 60 yard dash that fast. Baseball in Canada is looking good.

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  • Speaking of which, for the CBN, Bob Elliott highlights the work of Roberto Alomar in promoting baseball across Canada. Alomar travels all over Canada helping young kids with their baseball skills. But, even more than that, he is spreading the joy that is baseball. He has taken part in many camps and events aimed and finding talent; talent like Vancouver Canadians Andrew Case. Alomar hopes that these players can have a spotlight shone on them to help them reach their baseball dreams. But, the point of Alomar’s endeavors goes far beyond scoping out talent, though. He also works with camps for kids with special needs. He’s using his status as a Hall of Famer and, in partnership with the Blue Jays, is reaching out and spreading baseball love.

    Finally, Todd Redmond may have missed out on some starts, but he didn’t let that bring him down.

    He is the Blue Jays nominee for this year’s Roberto Clemente award:

    According to, “The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a player who demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others. Each club nominates a player in September. The winner is selected from 30 nominees during the World Series.” Congratulations and good luck to Todd! Since the award’s inception in 1971, a Blue Jay has NEVER won the final award.