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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 63: A Tall Glass of Juiced Balls

Episode 63 The Ringer and Effectively Wild’s Ben Lindbergh drops by to talk about his recent piece on the effect of the baseball on the home run surge across baseball. He goes over his findings relating to the bounce of the ball and the lower seams, the cause/effect relationship of the new ball and the […]

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The Blue Jays Weigh in on the Red Sox and Orioles Feud

NEW YORK – The Blue Jays are not well liked across Major League Baseball. The loud style of play that endears the team to its fans comes across as obnoxious and pretentious to opposing clubs, and has resulted in plenty of dust ups over the Bautista years of this franchise. Rivalries have spawned with the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay […]

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Steve Pearce on Breaking Through an Early Season Slump

TORONTO — Baseball can be a funny game. The harder you try the more the game tends to slip away from you. The entirety of the Toronto Blue Jays roster has frustratingly dealt with this all season with the team breaking out of the gates to a dismal 5-13 record. They know they’re a good […]

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The Enhanced Frustration of Familiar Blue Jays Problems

Let’s get a few things straight. Starting the season at 1-6 really sucks. However, the Blue Jays will also be perfectly fine in 2017, and one week’s worth of games holds no predictive value. But damn the start to this season has been frustrating. Everything that could have gone wrong has, which looks even worse […]

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Making a Case for Melvin Upton Jr. as the Starting Left Fielder

Thursday marks the halfway point between the Blue Jays’ first Spring Training game and Opening Day. With the second half getting underway, we are beginning to see more cuts, higher pitch counts, and a greater sense of clarity as to who’s winning the spring’s annual position battles. While some of these situations are beginning to […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 39: A Pearce-ing Winter Wind

Greg, Josh, and Nick break down the happenings (and not) from the Winter Meetings in Washington, D.C. They start by discussing the value of recent Blue Jays signing Steve Pearce, then look at the fallout from the Chris Sale trade, Edwin Encarnacion’s market crash, Dexter Fowler rumours, Ian Desmond’s bizarre contract from the Rockies, and […]