Toronto Blue Jays
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Jerry Howarth was the radio play-by-play voice of the Toronto Blue Jays from 1981 through the 2017 season, and the voice of my summers as a youth alongside Tom Cheek. I was lucky enough to be visited by Jerry a couple of years ago and he patiently answered every one
In this 829th episode, Mike chats with Mike Wilner about getting fired by Sportsnet, hired by the Toronto Star, the elimination of a radio-only Blue Jays broadcast, the 2021 Blue Jays and more. This episode is exactly 1:00:32. You can listen to this episode in a variety of
It's October 24, 1992, and the Toronto Blue Jays have clinched their very first World Series. Hear Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth call game six of the 1992 World Series from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium where the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Atlanta Braves, as recorded live on The Fan 1430.
It's October 14, 1992, and the Toronto Blue Jays have clinched their very first ALCS and are on to their first World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Hear Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth call game six of the 1992 ALCS from Skydome where the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Oakland
It's October 5, 1985, and the Toronto Blue Jays magic number for clinching their first American League Eastern division pennant is 1. Hear Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth call the bottom of the ninth and report live from the Blue Jays clubhouse after the clinching win against the New York
George Springer is a Toronto Blue Jays. He's signing a six-year $150 million deal with the Jays, the largest contract in franchise history. From Rob Longley in the Sun. Back to Springer, the Astros first-round pick (11th overall) in the 2011 draft has been an elite top of the order
Sportsnet has parted ways with Mike Wilner. This news makes me very sad, not just because I like the way Mike calls a Jays game on the radio, but because I'm a big fan of Mike as a human being. Thanks for the memories, @wilnerness590! Statement from @Sportsnet: pic.twitter.
As I type, I'm watching Game One of the MLB playoff series between my Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Jays (somewhat) surprising starter, Matt Shoemaker, was cruising through three shutout innings. He threw 35 pitches, 27 for strikes, only allowing a couple of soft singles. Naturally,
Is this mundane fact worthy of a blog entry? Yes! I can't remember the last time I watched the Blue Jays on television because the vast majority of games have aired on Sportsnet ONE or another Sportsnet station I don't receive with my current cable package. But tonight's game (which
In this 689th episode, Mike is joined by Milon Talsania from Fast Time as they chat with MLB.com's Keegan Matheson about the 2020 Toronto Blue Jays season live from the backyard studio. This episode is exactly 1:34:02. You can listen to this episode in a variety of
Dámaso García was 63. He played second base for my Toronto Blue Jays from 1980 through 1986, earning all-star status twice, and batting over .300 twice. I'll never forget him burning his uniform in an attempt to end a slump on May 14, 1986. 15 years ago, I wrote Damaso
Tony Fernandez was 57. I loved Tony Fernandez. He was on the team when I started paying attention back in 1983 and he was a key part of our first pennant winning team in 1985. He was awesome with the glove, but he could hit for average as well. Always
Ron Fairly was 81. He was the major league ballplayer and broadcaster who played for both the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays over a 20 year career. He's the only player to represent both franchises at the MLB All-Star Game.
The Toronto Blue Jays traded Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets. In exchange, the Blue Jays pick up a pair of pitching prospects: Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. According to MLB Pipeline, Kay ranked as the Mets’ number four prospect and Woods-Richardson ranked sixth.
I watched Marcus Stroman leave the mound last night for possibly the last time as a Toronto Blue Jay. I understand why he's being traded, but it's tough as a fan to say goodbye to a guy like Stroman. He's the best starter the Jays farm system has developed since
In this 454th episode, Mike chats with the voice of summers past, Jerry Howarth, about his life and Blue Jays baseball. This episode is exactly 1:25:37. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen via Google Play MusicSave to your Spotify LibraryListen
In this 445th episode, Mike chats with Baseball Toronto's Keegan Matheson and Julia Kreuz about the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays baseball club. This episode is exactly 2:05:31. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen via Google Play MusicSave to your Spotify
In this 425th episode, Mike catches up with Mike Wilner as they talk Vladdy, Jr., Roy Halladay, Richard Griffin, JaysTalk, the broadcast booth, and Domer. This episode is exactly 1:29:42. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen via Google Play MusicSave
Doc Halladay, who passed away in November 2017, has been elected into the baseball Hall of Fame. He's the first player drafted and developed by the Blue Jays to be inducted. I have no doubts he'll go into Cooperstown as a Toronto Blue Jay. He's the greatest starting pitcher in
How does it end for Josh Donaldson as a Toronto Blue Jay? To quote T. S. Eliot, "not with a bang but a whimper." But what a bang, and what a whimper! The bang started when Alex Anthopolous sent Brett Laurie and others to Oakland for Donaldson. By mid-season 2015
In this 367th episode, Mike chats with Keith Hampshire about his successful recording career, his work in TV and radio, and most importantly, his performance on OK Blue Jays. This episode is exactly 1:40:16. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen
I haven't watched much Blue Jays baseball these past two months. I watched quite a bit in April, but by mid-May I found myself doing other things. It was clear the Jays weren't contending for a title this year, and I found myself more inspired by their AA team, so
Ten days ago, I shared an important message from George Bell. My pal Mark Hebscher met George at a charity golf tournament and was kind enough to record that message for me. I love it. While Hebsy was recording George, he managed to ask him a few questions about his
The Blue Jays game against the Kansas City Royals is taking place at the dome right now, but it's not on Sportsnet. This game is a Facebook exclusive. I thought I'd check it out, so I logged into Facebook and searched for "Blue Jays". Lo and behold, there was a