Toronto Blue Jays: JJ Podcast- July 4th, “Back in a New York Minute”


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Jay Journal Podcast- July 4th, “Back in a New York Minute”

The Toronto Blue Jays decided to celebrate their emancipation from unbearably horrid, one-sided baseball games by relying on a slice of good ole’ fashioned fundamentals, prevailing over the Bronx Bombers this afternoon, 4-1. Without the familiar sight of televised evening diamond action, we are proud to present a worthwhile alternative to keep you entertained through the summer night.

On tonight’s show, host Ari Shapiro is proud to welcome two new guests to the podcast; Toronto Sun writer and producer, Josh Weinstein (@joshweinstein), along with Sporting News reporter and baseball historian, Graham Womack (@grahamdude).

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Josh offers us his candid thoughts on the likelihood of Devon Travis returning in 2017 (3:00), if he can ever outlive the perception of being a brittle baseball player (4:10), thoughts on how the most recent injury was caused (5:15), options for the team dealing with the rigmarole at second base (6:45), and if 81 games is enough time for the Blue Jays to be considered actual contenders (8:20).

Graham takes a closer look at the changing standards of hall of fame excellence (10:01), if the shortening of Cooperstown eligibility is nothing more than a desperate effort to address steroid era guilt (12:58), will the inclusions of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens damage MLB credibility (15:30),on the politics of post-baseball campaigning for legendary players (17:41), the Tim Raines campaign and how Tom Henke narrowly missed the hall (19:15), how the Jays innovated the first “deep” bullpen in baseball (20:45), and how Charlie Sheen came to buy and sell Babe Ruth‘s world series ring (21:48).

Follow us @jaysjournal, the host Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro), and check back regularly for an exciting new addition to the website. Be sure to watch these accounts for your next opportunity to phone in at 1-646-787-8521. The show features a variety of formats including 1 on1 interviews, roundtable discussions, phone in shows, former player interviews and much more.

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“Ari Shapiro is the host and creative director of the Jays Journal radio podcast and is a freelance writer, interviewer, and producer. He’s appeared on the Fan 590 Sportsnet radio, 90.5 FM Extra Talk Sports radio, and is a proud contributor with FanSided.”