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Blue Jays 2016 : Last 87 days last year were magical .. this year will be a long season and glorious (we hope!)

Apr 8th, 2016 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

There is symmetry in numbers…200 of them to be exact.  For that was how many days the Blue Jays had in 2015.  A mercurial season that began in early April and ended on the 200th day in heart breaking fashion, eliminated on a cold and rainy Kauffman Field in Game 6 of the AL Championship [...]



Blue Jays 2015 .. long winter into drought that may be ending very soon!

Apr 11th, 2015 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

As the Blue Jays head north after one of the longest winters in recent memory, they come loaded with baggage and a lot of questions.  Baggage in the sense that they now carry the longest playoff drought (21 yrs.) of any of the 124 teams in the four North American major sports.  Compounded by questions [...]



Blue Jays 2014 .. a little luck and hope may not be such a bad thing

Apr 5th, 2014 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

After an agonizing summer of 2013, and a long winter that brought about loss, the coming of spring is a welcome respite, and with it baseball. A disappointing 2013 season was made to hurt even more watching former Blue Jays skipper, and current Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, hoist the World Championship trophy on [...]



Blue Jay Revival 2013 .. the story begins (maybe)??

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

It all started with a short tweet … Josh Johnson was coming to the Blue Jays … yet something was different … the twitter universe was abuzz with activity … others would be joining him. It’s how news gets around these days: 140 characters or less is how the events of the world unfold.  Electronic [...]



Let’s Go Blue Jays Let’s Go 2012 : From the winter that never was .. to the most exciting season in years!

Apr 9th, 2012 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

Up in the not-so great white north, on the heels of a winter that never was, it is once again time for baseball.  And in a city that is craving something to cheer about, the Blue Jays have given all the reason for optimism, with a record-setting spring going 24-7, and inspired play in Cleveland [...]



Blue Jays 2011 : Is the turning point at hand .. at last?

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

Springtime has always brought with it an inherent calling to taking stock and to cleaning up.  Both looking back on the damage wrought by the long harsh winter, and looking forward determining what is needed for the growing season. This important short interval sets the tone for what follows. For the second straight year Blue [...]



Blue Jays 2010 .. if you build a better team will the fans come back?

Apr 12th, 2010 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

According to www.yourdictionary.com there are three main meanings for fans/fanatics: 1.  a person whose enthusiasm or zeal for something is extreme or beyond normal limits; 2. a person devoted to a particular hobby or pastime; 3. a person motivated by irrational exuberance. However you define them, fans are the lifeblood and support of any professional [...]



The Sparrow’s guide to baseball Blue Jays 2009

Apr 8th, 2009 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

As we slowly edge into spring after a long winter of much economic turmoil it is once again time to focus in on more simple pursuits. The economic tsunami has engulfed the world, and its reach and effects extend to all corners of the global village. With that in mind, we begin our annual baseball [...]



Back to the future .. can 2008 Blue Jays really return to old golden age?

Apr 4th, 2008 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

Are you ready for some baseball? As we now finally hang up the thick coat and put away the toque and mitts, after a winter that has battered and bruised this land from coast to coast to coast, it is time to focus on more summery pursuits. This season promises to be one with many [...]



Are you ready for baseball Blue Jays? .. the succession of seasons 2007

Apr 9th, 2007 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: Sporting Life

As the Leafs fall out of contention in Toronto, like the Canadiens in Montreal and the Oilers in Edmonton, attention in many parts of the wilderness shifts to springtime. It is time once again to get ready for another year of baseball in the Great White North. While the Blue Jays look to vie for [...]