The Blue Jays beat the Yankees tonight and the Blue Jays’ best slugger even had the nerve to take it out on Yankees fans, smashing a beverage (presumably beer?) showering the upper chunk of a section in suds (or maybe soda! who knows!).
We all knew a big fine and suspension were coming Rougned Odor’s way, and now there are reports that MLB has finally settled on a punishment. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers’ second baseman will be suspended for eight games, and Yahoo’s Jeff Passan adds that he will be fined $5,000.
The Rangers and Blue Jays had a batshit insane brawl yesterday that featured a series of fights and plenty of intense yelling, but all that noise doesn’t amount to much, since Rougned Odor slugging Jose Bautista was so clean and violent that it’s taken on a life of its own outside the specific context of the mutual…
Would it surprise you to learn that Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, the dude who landed a right hook on Jose Bautista’s jaw and created one of the most memorable GIFs in baseball history, isn’t new to this whole punching people thing?
I believe with my whole heart that the seventh inning of last year’s ALDS Game 5—the non-interference throw back to the pitcher, the baby-soaking beer rain, Elvis Andrus’s meltdown, and ohmygod that bat flip—is the most entertaining inning of baseball ever played. That seven months later it is still providing us with…
Rougned Odor slugged José Bautista in the face following the latter’s questionable slide into second and sparked a brawl talking heads will be discussing all week. While we wait for the inevitable punishments to be handed down, let’s appreciate the point of contact as presented in extreme slow motion.
Toronto and Texas brawled in the top of the eighth as punches were flying while the ball was still bouncing around the field. We’re waiting on a good video replay; for now, enjoy this feed from Fox Sports Southwest and KRLD.
Hello, fellow millennial baseball fans, I have come to make you sad.
The stuntman catch in the clip here, by Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar, came in the top of the ninth inning Saturday, with Toronto down a couple of runs and needing a miracle. The Dodgers wound up winning, but not because Pillar gives a single thin shit about the welfare of his joints and organs. Carl Crawford,…
The Blue Jays took their bats to the Dutch Oven Thursday night. Rangers starter Derek Holland was the first pitcher to give up double-digit runs in an appearance this season, as Toronto won, 12-2.
Oh, you thought Troy Tulowitzki’s ragged-ass glove would be the only piece of equipment from the left-side of the Blue Jays’ infield to make news this season? Wrong.
Sometimes, your team really bones it and gives up a walk-off home run. Or maybe they lose after a new MLB rule bites them in the ass. Both of those scenarios suck, but neither is outright embarrassing. The Blue Jays’ 4-3 loss to the Orioles in extras tonight, however, ended in sad, humiliating fashion:
The Yankees wrap up a three-game series in Toronto tonight, and they got their second out of the night with a fair bit of pizazz, as Brett Gardner went ass-over-teakettle to make this grab here.
Baseball’s controversial new Chase Utley Rule was implemented for the first (update: second) time in a game tonight, and it could not have come at a more crucial juncture. Down by a run with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth, Edwin Encarnacion slapped a grounder to third. Logan Forsythe tagged…
Troy Tulowitzki is apparently not the type of person who easily lets go of the past. Tulo has used the same glove for at least five years (or as many as eight, depending who you believe), and even as it was clearly deteriorating back into dust in last year’s ALCS, the Blue Jays shortstop stuck with it.
Kevin Pillar didn’t get a hit in this evening’s 5-3 Blue Jays win over the Rays, but he did manage to make the best catch of this nascent MLB season. Steve Pearce probably thought he had a hit on his hands here. Not so fast.
I wanted to be grouchy about MLB scheduling three games yesterday, because I’m one of those extremely cool guys who believes Opening Day should be on a Monday and every team should play. And yet, it was hard to be in a bad mood while watching 24-year-old Marcus Stroman dice up the Rays.
This time last year, Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison was getting ready to start on Opening Day. Yesterday, he found himself making his final start of spring training, with one last chance to secure a spot in the big-league rotation. Things were going okay for about four innings, until Hutchison had to leave the game…
Back when it was clear that Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays were far apart on a potential contract extension, a number of fans sided with their slugger and against ownership, which despite being among the richest in pro sports has a reputation for failing to spend like it. The ire of one of those fans was directed at…