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The C's came up short in the rubber match of their series against Everett on a wet Wednesday evening.



Justin Maese
made his first start in Vancouver Wednesday.
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The Canadians evened up their series with Everett with their first home victory of 2016.


C's starter Luis Sanchez set the tone early with a 1-2-3 inning in the first.
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The Vancouver Canadians home opener did not quite go as planned Monday night.


The 2016 Canadians roster is introduced to the sell-out crowd at Nat Bailey Stadium.

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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.
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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.
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Welcome to the dead zone of the sports season. No more real football until next month, the hockey all-star break is approaching and we have to slog through a 29-day February before Spring Training arrives. Below the fold are some stories for your reading pleasure.


Ace will be back in Dunedin starting March 2. (Image from Tampa Bay Tribune)
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Eight Blue Jays have filed for salary arbitration with American League MVP Josh Donaldson headlining the list.

The Arby's Oven Mitt is surrounded by other mascots at a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game.
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Welcome to 2016, Bauxites! Not a whole heck of a lot is going on but there are some rumours for you to munch on.


Fernando Rodney pitches against Toronto at Safeco Field last July 25. The 38 year-old Dominican split last season with Seattle and the Chicago Cubs.
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Happy Holidays from everyone at Da Box.


This sweater had to be the hottest item on the Blue Jays Christmas shopping list! (Image from Vice.com)
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New thread time.

The Oakland Aís traded for Jed Lowrie, just 11 months after he signed a 3-year contract with the Houston Astros, and he may become the teamís new shortstop given Marcus Semienís defensive problems last year.

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It only took 20 years but the MLB schedule makers finally got it right. The San Diego Padres will finally play in Toronto for the first time since interleague play was introduced in 1997. Here is your 2016 schedule.


Troy Tulowitzki will see Philadelphia in mid-June before visiting his former team in Denver at the end of the month.
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So many memories... so many base on balls...
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Here's a look at the Vancouver Canadians in a relaxed atmosphere before their series finale against Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday.





Pitching coach Jim Czajowksi (#48) holds court with the hurlers, including Turner Lee (#28), Tayler Saucedo (#38) and Michael Kraft. Catcher Kevin Garcia (#30) also listens in.
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Here's a look in pictures at the Blue Jays' latest acquisition Ronald Torreyes. I saw him in action as a member of the Fresno Grizzlies during a game against the host Tacoma Rainiers in a Pacific Coast League contest May 3.


Ronald Torreyes ó wearing #1 ó greets Max Stassi after a solo home run that tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning.
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The Toronto Blue Jays had a chance to complete a four-game sweep and put another nail in the coffin of the Seattle Mariners playoff hopes on a late Thursday afternoon at The Dome. The game featured a couple of promising performances by a pair of newcomers who will be counted upon in 2015.


Lefty Daniel Norris was given his first major league start in front of the hometown faithful.
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