Blue Jays: JJ Podcast- “Motor City Melancholy”


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Jays Journal Podcast- July 15th Round Table: “Motor City Melancholy”

As the Toronto Blue Jays usher in the second half of the 2017 regular season with the same measure of inconsistency and mediocrity which plagued them during the first half, we’re proud to bring you a diversionary tactic with yet another round table filled with compelling baseball insiders focused on broadening your horizons.

Grab a soda, settle down on the couch, tune in and listen to your host and moderator, Ari Shapiro, as he welcomes Jays Journal site expert Chris Henderson (@baseball4brains), podcaster and creator of ‘Definitely not JaysTalk‘ Eric Rosenhek (@thehek), and Bluebird Banter writer and contributor Cole Shelton (@ColeShelton91), on the show to discuss:

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They also discuss how every generation of fans have handled their respective regimes across the Toronto baseball scene (23:02); on the challenge of MLB modernization and how the product of baseball is really perceived (25:31); how will future stewards deal with the innately organic nature of the game (30:11); on the 2018 crop of elite free agents and if the Jays should participate in the baseball arms race (33:04); and if the threat of 15,000 spectators in September truly exists (35:19).

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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.”