Jays Journal has recently launched a new podcast, which is hosted by our own Ari Shapiro, and can be found on blogtalkradio.com. Tune in regularly to hear Ari and a wide range of guests talk about current issues, have roundtable discussions, and regularly take your calls to discuss all things Blue Jays.
Even in the quietest moments of a difficult and trying season, it’s always a pleasure to witness an effort where the team competes on all sides of the diamond; offensively, defensively, and with pitching. Toronto was quick to capitalize on a frustrated New York team and walked out with a convincing 4-2 win to open what is essentially their last gasp at respectability during this 10-game homestand.
The only thing better than celebrating a crucial victory against the New York Yankees is doing it with one of the most illustrious and beloved Blue Jays players of all-time: Jesse Barfield (@JesseBarfield29). Tune in as host Ari Shapiro brings you an endearing look back at the career of number 29 who patrolled right field as a starter for the club from 1982-1989, and was universally renowned for his throwing arm and being a part of the best outfield in the 1980’s – Barfield, Bell, and Moseby.
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Jesse offer us his thoughts on: what Toronto fans need to know about those 80’s teams and uberscout Epy Guerrero (5:20), on the adjustment to major league baseball after skipping minor league ball (10:28), what Cito Gaston truly meant to this organization (12:40), his candid perspective on “the greatest outfield in baseball” (19:40), on the current defensive priorities in the outfield and the value of a throwing arm (22:16), reflections on the 1985 team and their amazingly balanced roster (27:11), on the last gasp that was the 1987 team and their massive level of talent(30:40), how fame and success affected him during his breakout all-star campaign in 1986 (35:48),memories of playing against and for the Bronx Bombers (38:30), how playing with the Yorimuri Giants broadened his horizons (58:30), and his impressions of the 2017 team.
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.
Check out our previous episodes below:
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 3rd– “Three Wise Men” (Zwelling, Goldberg-Strassler, Henderson)
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 2nd– “A Glimmer Of Hope”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 1st– “Faith In An Uncertain Future”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 31– “The More Things Change”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 24th– “Strength of Will”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 19- “Hope and Misery”
- Jays Journal Podcast exclusive with the Tao of Stieb
- Jays Journal Exclusive with Jackie Redmond
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 5th– “Start Spreading the News”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 4th– “Back in a New York Minute”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 3rd– “Sunday, bloody Sunday”
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 30th– With Sportnet’s Arden Zwelling
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 28th- Todd Stottlemyre, relentlessly candid
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 24th– Dr. Kristina Reihl, Mathew Tsang, Colin Tesky
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 23rd– Scott MacArthur, Chris Henderson, Mark Hebscher
- Jays Journal Podcast- featuring guest, Ben Nicholson-Smith
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive- The Todd Stottlemyre Interview
- And many more..
“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.”