Fenway Park, kids. Site of much memorable baseball history. But I think Bette Davis said it best:
"What a dump."
Lansing were the only winners thanks to a big comeback. After Dayton scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning, Lansing scored seven in the bottom. Ryan Cook turned in an excellent start. The other three teams lost. Buffalo went to the thirteenth before losing, Drew Hutchison had a hot and cold start. New Hampshire lost a close game while Dunedin and Tom Robson were blown up in the first inning and that was the game.
The affiliates had a winning night on the farm Tuesday, winning three out of five.
Still imperial, still evil....
The affiliates took two out of three Monday night. Buffalo was rained out in Syracuse and will try to make it up today as part of a doubleheader.
Jesus Montero drove in five runs for the Bisons on Sunday. Dwight Smith drove in four for the Fisher Cats. Dunedin were shut out and Lansing were snowed out. The bad weather has impacted New Hampshire who have lost two games and Lansing who have lost three.
After coming off a hugely disappointing split of their season-opening series in Tampa Bay, the Blue Jays hope some home cooking will get them back on track as they return to SkyDome for their first home opening set against Boston.
The Blue Jays will get to play on an all-dirt
infield at home for the first time in their 40-year franchise history. (Image from Toronto Star
Yesterday was the first day of the minor league season. Somebody forgot to tell the weather, Buffalo, New Hampshire and Lansing all had their games rained or snowed out. Dunedin started the season on a winning note.
It's the final countdown! Dah-nah-nah! Da! Dah-nah-nah-da-dah!
Today is roster day for the minor league teams and we will have the rosters trickling out during the day. At some point the Jays will send me the full list but until then we will fill in with the news as it comes out.
The 2016 regular season begins where the 2015 campaign ended last year - Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Blue Jays managed to win a series at Tropicana Field in 2015 but still dropped six of nine overall.
(Image from Deadspin.com
Here's a look back at the finale of the Blue Jays three-game set in Seattle.Josh Donaldson
launches one to left field off Taijuan Walker
to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
I write these like, yeah! I totally know what's going to happen...
Here's a look back at the Blue Jays visit in Seattle last season. Here are photos from the second game of a three-game set at Safeco Field on Saturday, July 25.Chris Colabello
slides around Seattle catcher Jesus Sucre
in the top of the second inning to tie the game at 1-1.