2:11 PM EST, Sat February 27, 2021
Jays Journal 1 hour ago

Blue Jays: Why the radio broadcast decision matters to so many

On Friday it was announced that the Blue Jays would become baseball’s only team without a dedicated radio broadcast. What were they thinking? After such a productive offseason for the Blue Jays, I was and still am getting very excited for the 2021 schedule to get underway. That said, yesterday’s announcement really threw cold water […] Blue Jays: Why the radio broadcast decision matters to so many - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter 1 hour ago
Happy Birthday Matt Stairs

Happy Birthday Matt Stairs

Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/ Today is Matt Stairs’ 53rd birthday. Matt, as you know, is a good Canadian boy. He played two seasons with the Blue Jays and started his major league career with the Expos back in 1992. Of his two years with the Jays, the first was terrific. He hit 21 home runs, 64 RBI, with a .289/.373/.549. The Jays signed him with the idea he could be a bench player, but he got into 125 games playing first base, left and right field, and a little DH. In his second season, he played more, especially after the Jays released Frank Thomas, and he wasn’t...
Bluebird Banter 5 hours ago
Top 60 All-Time Blue Jays: #27 Shannon Stewart

Top 60 All-Time Blue Jays: #27 Shannon Stewart

Shannon Harold Stewart | LF, CF | 1995-2003, 2008 Shannon Stewart was born February 25, 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the first round of the 1992 amateur draft, the Blue Jays drafted him, the 19th pick overall, out of Miami Southridge High School. He was a compensation pick for the Dodgers signing of free agent Tom Candiotti. He rose quickly thru the Jays farm system and was a September call-up in 1995 and 1996. In 1997 Shannon was called up in mid-August and was given the full-time CF job for the rest of the season after the Jays traded Otis Nixon to the Dodgers. In 1998...
Bluebird Banter Feb 26, 2021
Top 60 All-Time Blue Jays: #28 Kelly Gruber

Top 60 All-Time Blue Jays: #28 Kelly Gruber

Kelly Wayne Gruber | 3B | 1984-1992 Sometimes, there is a little synchronicity in the universe. Today is Kelly Gruber’s birthday. Kelly is 59 today. It is also Josh Tower’s 44th, Mark DeRosa’s 46th, and Richard Urena’s 25th birthday. I’ll admit, I’m a little grumpy about having Kelly one spot above Rance Mulliniks, but I made up the rules to this little game, I decided to live by them (in this case, there are other spots where I played with the things a bit). In bWAR Rance losses 16.1 to 15.8. In fWAR Rance wins 16.8 to 14.5. But, I decided to zero out the seasons...
Bluebird Banter Feb 26, 2021
Jays Spring Broadcast Schedule

Jays Spring Broadcast Schedule

Joey Murray | Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports Sportsnet TV and radio has, finally, released their spring training broadcast schedule. And they gave us a bit of information. All games this season will be simulcast on TV and radio. with The games will simulcast games on TV and radio, blaming Covid for the decision with Buck Martinez, Dan Shulman, and Pat Tabler in the booth doing the games. They say Ben Wagner remains part of the Blue Jays on Sportsnet broadcast team, joining Jamie Campbell, Joe Siddall, Hazel Mae, and Arash Madani. This will be a disappointment to those...