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Ghostrunner on First is a Blue Jays blog operated by Drew Fairservice. It ceased in September, 2011.

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Well-dressed but

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Oct 20, 2016, 4:46 pm EDT

Embed from Getty Images The binary notions of failure and success don’t feel appropriate for the 2016 Blue Jays. Not with all the baggage and narrative threads that weave their way through this season and into the future. This season was a success because a distinctive, excellent team was three...

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Reasons not rules

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Aug 4, 2016, 10:51 pm EDT

Embed from Getty Images Aaron Sanchez will continue taking turns in the Blue Jays rotation. This is an exciting and not insignificant piece of news for Blue Jays fans. It’s exciting for any number of reasons, not the least of which relates to the 2016 club and its playoff chances....

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I find satisfaction in what they lack

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Feb 19, 2016, 2:52 pm EST

Embed from Getty Images “Wait ‘til next year!” is the refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers, unable (until 1955) to take home the World Series crown. The Blue Jays didn’t suffer through four World Series losses in seven years like Dem Bums did, but the 2015 season...

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Tossed around like sea glass

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Jan 18, 2016, 4:21 pm EST

Embed from Getty Images There are plenty of “Josh Donaldson vs. The Blue Jays” takes floating around today, because it’s January and there isn’t much else to talk about. The sides are resolute in their tribalism as that is life in these streets. The Jays look bad and the fans...

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Every beast has its poison

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Oct 26, 2015, 1:57 pm EDT

View image | gettyimages.com There was no good way for the 2015 Blue Jays season to end. There was only one acceptable outcome, given the improbable run up and come back and full weight of expectation. 29 teams fail to win the World Series every year, which doesn’t meant that...

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The trees die so they can grow again

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Sep 30, 2015, 3:43 pm EDT

One of my least favorite sports tropes is the “long-suffering fan.” Leaving aside the credulity-bending notion that the hours spent watching sports on TV constituted “the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship,” nobody that watched any of the 300-odd starts Roy Halladay made in these...

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In miles or kilometres

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Sep 11, 2015, 4:35 pm EDT

View image | gettyimages.com For the better part of the last five years, one of the great concerns among some corners of Blue Jays fandom was squandering Jose Bautista’s peak. Improbable as it seemed when the team excised Alex Rios from the roster and gave Bautista is big break, surrounding...

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Hooks

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2015, 12:10 pm EDT

View image | gettyimages.com There is nothing like a tidy seven game winning streak to brush off two months without even a “win one, lose one” baseline of performance. All of May’s despairing moans are gone, replaced with “told ya so’s” directed towards a venerable institution in the radio booth...

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Rough Seas In A Rickety Boat

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: May 28, 2015, 5:18 pm EDT

View image | gettyimages.com Lonely. This was the word R.A. Dickey used last year when asked about the process of re-making himself as a knuckleballer. Lots of learning the hard way - trial and error with endless reps, pitches pitches thrown against a brick wall in pursuit of something elusive....

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Hello, Mr. Thompson

By Drew Fairservice

PUBLISHED: Feb 27, 2015, 11:55 am EST

There exists a particularly tortured analogy between the current Blue Jays outfield situation and a famous Biblical tale (read obtusely and gleaned from Wikipedia.) A failure to heed the warnings of angels resulted in a woman turning into a pillar of salt, a suboptimal outcome for a once-living creature. Sending...

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