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Girardi knocks Rogers Centre visitor's weight room after sending Tanaka home

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Published: Aug 31, 2014, 8:47 pm EDT

Masahiro Tanaka says he needs to do more cardio work in order to get into pitching shape. Manager Joe Girardi says that wasn't going to happen in Toronto, where the workout facilities for visitors at Rogers Centre aren't up to New York Yankees standards. No, it's not that all of the weights...

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Mike Napoli unimpressed with 451 foot homer he hit to fifth deck at Rogers Centre

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Published: Aug 27, 2014, 11:25 am EDT

Boston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli has seen one home run. Therefore, he has seen them all. Napoli, staying on message, said he was not impressed with the distance and height of his 451 foot home run that landed in the fifth deck at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night. Napoli probably was...

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Blue Jays manager admonishes Jose Bautista for ejection

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Published: Aug 25, 2014, 4:44 pm EDT

Your browser does not support iframes.   Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has acknowledged that he has issues arguing about balls and strikes with umpires. Bautista also has said that he's "trying to get better" at not letting his emotions get the best of him.  Jays manager John Gibbons wants Bautista to...

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The Grand Slam: Jose Bautista gets big kiss from R.A. Dickey after winning hit in 19th inning

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Published: Aug 11, 2014, 8:29 am EDT

Your browser does not support iframes.     Two heavily bearded men shared a kiss at Rogers Centre on Sunday night, a sure sign that the pennant race is getting hot and heavy for the Toronto Blue Jays. Jays slugger Jose Bautista capped a five-run rally by lining an RBI single to...

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Melky Cabrera breaks windshield by hitting home run over Green Monster

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Published: Jul 28, 2014, 10:39 pm EDT

  Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate Monday night, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a blowout victory at Fenway Park — but only one of his drives broke somebody's windshield. In a scene to which any number of us who have broken stuff with a baseball can relate,...

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Answer Man: Jose Bautista talks shoes, helping kids, beards, small business, the Dominican, umpires and feminism

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Published: Jul 25, 2014, 3:52 pm EDT

Slugger Jose Bautista recently spent a morning distributing free shoes to needy kids at a Boys and Girls Club in Minneapolis during All-Star week. The league's leading vote-getter wanted to do something nice while he was in town. Not just to do it, but also to make an impression and tell the...

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Jul 25, 2014, 3:52 pm

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'Not a couple of thugs' — Blue Jays manager John Gibbons on rookies Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez

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Published: Jul 25, 2014, 4:56 am EDT

John Gibbons, the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, had a strange and unfortunate way of complimenting two of his rookie pitchers, Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, on Thursday afternoon. Stroman had just combined with two relievers on a one-hit shutout against the Boston Red Sox. The night before, Sanchez — reputed...

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Jul 25, 2014, 4:56 am

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Jose Bautista fits in shoe donation at local Boys and Girls Club during All-Star week

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Published: Jul 15, 2014, 9:07 am EDT

MINNEAPOLIS — Roughly 150 kids came off the playground at the Southside Village Boys and Girls Club and lined up patiently and quietly for Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. He wasn’t there to take pictures or to sign autographs — although he did — but instead to give the kids a pair of...

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Jul 15, 2014, 9:07 am

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Edwin Encarnacion absolutely annihilates game-winning home run

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Published: Jul 2, 2014, 6:06 pm EDT

    When people joke on Twitter about a player hitting a ball really hard for a home run, sometimes they'll say something like: "Nick Punto just murdered a baseball!" It's dark humor, and curmudgeons out there probably don't take kindly to juxtaposing a high crime with what should be a jovial...

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Jul 2, 2014, 6:06 pm

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Happy Canada Day! Jays' Jose Bautista homers in return to lineup

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Published: Jul 1, 2014, 5:01 pm EDT

Your browser does not support iframes. Jose Bautista had not started in more than a week, and had not homered in nearly a month. But his adoptive home country was celebrating its independence Tuesday afternoon, and the Toronto Blue Jays had dropped three straight games with the Milwaukee Brewers coming to Rogers...

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