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902Jays Journal

The Mercenary’s Creed

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Jan 15, 2017, 10:25 am EST

When looking back at the glory years of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club and reveling in their momentous accomplishments spread over the 1992 &1993 seasons, one is often struck by the delicious irony in how their rosters were assembled into an...

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The Legend of Tony Fernandez

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Dec 6, 2016, 8:45 am EST

Octavio Antonio “Tony” Fernandez Castro began his life in San Pedro de Macoris, a cloistered municipality nestled along the southern shores of the Dominican Republic, founded in the 19th century by Cuban exiles and transformed into a bustling city. It became renowned...

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Toronto Blue Jays: Baseball Gods and Mortal Men

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Oct 13, 2016, 9:00 am EDT

Euphoria is defined in Webster’s dictionary as: a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness, and from the perspective of professional sports in the city of Toronto, it’s a state of mind not normally associated with the Maple Leafs, our antiquated highway system, and municipal purchases of streetcar technology first developed...

ADDED: Oct 13, 2016, 11:18 am via jaysjournal.com

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In Bautista We Trust?

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Sep 6, 2016, 8:45 am EDT

When Jose Bautista indignantly walked out to a throng of cameras and curious reporters gathered outside the team’s spring training facility to begin the year and proudly proclaimed that he’d never consider a hometown discount ever again, the city nodded quietly and begrudgingly agreed with him. After all, this was...

ADDED: Sep 6, 2016, 9:36 am via jaysjournal.com

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Toronto Blue Jays: Surviving The Dog Days

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Aug 27, 2016, 10:40 am EDT

They are known as the Dog Days of Summer – a seemingly arcane period of time embraced by astronomers basking in the afterglow of sultry days, warm temperatures, and the pristine sight of the dog-star Sirius towering high above them in the night sky. For the sport of baseball, it...

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902Jays Journal

Toronto Blue Jays: Surviving The Dog Days

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Aug 27, 2016, 10:40 am EDT

They are known as the Dog Days of Summer – a seemingly arcane period of time embraced by astronomers basking in the afterglow of sultry days, warm temperatures, and the pristine sight of the dog-star Sirius towering high above them in the night sky. For the sport of baseball, it...

ADDED: Aug 28, 2016, 9:36 am via jaysjournal.com

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Toronto Blue Jays: The Ballad of Devon Travis

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Aug 14, 2016, 7:22 am EDT

Once upon a time in a baseball galaxy not so long ago where leadoff hitters were a standardized commodity, both quantifiably measured and sabermetrically justified, a neophyte franchise with blue feathers and a slight inferiority complex north of the border began a frantic search for a Jedi master to spearhead their contending lineup....

ADDED: Aug 14, 2016, 8:58 am via jaysjournal.com

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Toronto Blue Jays: Fear & Loathing in Extra Innings

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Aug 2, 2016, 10:45 am EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays dropped the final game of their division leading battle with the Baltimore Orioles in an all-too familiar and disappointing fashion – a veritable clash of embattled bullpens leading to trench warfare that resulted in a loss which should have been a victory. For purists in particular, it...

ADDED: Aug 2, 2016, 12:36 pm via jaysjournal.com

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Toronto Blue Jays: The Dickey-Thole Effect

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Jul 28, 2016, 10:38 am EDT

  There are countless stars and numerous heavenly objects to which the eye can see across the panorama at night – Alpha Centauri, Proxima, and Sirius are just a few of the celestial bodies which runs our imagination wild in the darkest of hours. These are heavenly gems which shine...

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Toronto Blue Jays: Russell Martin and Other Bizarre Moments

By Ari Shapiro

PUBLISHED: Jul 25, 2016, 10:30 am EDT

Just when I thought we had survived Celebgate, Closetgate, Donutgate, and Nipplegate – all completely legitimate scandals and gates with varying degrees of salacious media coverage, is it possible that we are now on the brink of Saunagate? Russell Martin’s untimely knee injury suffered during a recent off-day left an...

ADDED: Jul 25, 2016, 12:36 pm via jaysjournal.com

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