Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Ruthless Baseball Gods”

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Jays Journal Podcast – August 7. “Ruthless Baseball Gods.”

The Blue Jays limped out of Houston with their tails between their legs, as a promising road trip finished very much how it began with a 7-6 loss in the bottom of the ninth inning. Once again, fans of the team were left crestfallen by the team’s inability to close out dramatic games in which they battled back from legitimate adversity against a higher calibre opponent. With the Bronx Bombers waiting for the team at the Rogers Centre and occupying the top wild card position, one wonders if this team can find one last momentum push to inspire themselves and their fans to greater heights.

Our round table this evening is populated by three progressive and candid baseball minds as we’re joined by the site expert at Jays Journal, Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains), the former writer for, Geoff Falbo (@gfalbo13), and writer and host of Definitely Not Jays TalkEric Rosenhek (@TheHek), to discuss what’s on the minds of most Toronto fans with host Ari Shapiro during this time of year:

The panel’s thoughts on the Houston series and Roberto Osuna’s recent struggles (4:22), on Justin Smoak and Marcus Stroman as the only beacons of consistency this year (6:28), how to manage the core of this team moving forward (10:31), thoughts on Jose Bautista and his annus horribilis (14:01), surrealism and stubborn sentimentality at the top of the lineup (17:33), how a profound lack of team defense has hurt this team from the start of the 2017 season (19:34), previewing the New York Yankees and knowing who and what to expect (21:10), and will fans look back at this year as one colossal missed opportunity in a weak American League East division (23:15).

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.”