Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Autumn’s Lament”

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 02: Josh Donaldson
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 02: Josh Donaldson /

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Jays Journal Podcast – September 19. “Autumn’s Lament.”

A rare off-day in this sport has been known to provide athletes, executives, and fans with equal parts nostalgia, introspection, and a healthy dose of existentialism. With the Blue Jays relegated to the role of September spoilers, many fans are bracing themselves for a week of intense competition against hungry franchises such as Kansas City, Boston, and New York, while desperately clinging to what remains of their baseball sanity.

Joining the show this evening is a magnificent collection of talented baseball minds; the site expert from Jays Journal, Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains), podcaster and creator of the South of the 6ix podcast, Adam Corsair (@SouthOfThe6ix), and Eric Rosenhek (@TheHek), blogger and host of Definitely Not Jays Talk. Together with your host, Ari Shapiro, these savants of baseball discuss:

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If there’s solace to be found in playing the role of spoilers (2:45), what it will take for fair-weather types to embrace this team in 2018 (5:40), if you build it, will they come (8:36), how they feel about Cleveland and Houston when it comes to a true rebuild (11:53), is there a risk of mediocre baseball in the wake of an unaligned team (16:12), if the team is capable of realistically contending without Donaldson (22:15), and if fans will simply throw up their hands next year and return to the days of 15,000 in the stands (26:30).

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