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The Long Ball Leads the Way in L.A.
May 27 2022
Despite his success against right-handed hitters in 2022, the Blue Jays were able to attack the reigning AL-MVP Shohei Ohtani as they won the opener against the Angels 6-3. Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker discuss George Springer’s success batting leadoff, Danny Jansen’s hot bat, and the impact of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s hitting drills off of a tee. Later on, Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times talks about the Angels and the latest news surrounding their stadium after city council voted to kill the sale (35:07). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Blair and Barker Go to California
May 26 2022
Jeff and Kevin welcome ‘Big Time Baseball’ host and Padres analyst Tony Gwynn Jr. to the show! He discusses the mentality of overcoming struggles throughout a long season, how to deal with unlikeable teammates, the NL West, and the job Bob Melvin has done as San Diego’s Manager (04:52). Later on, former ace and current Angels radio analyst Mark Langston shares his thoughts on the team’s starting rotation being a strength, and the standout seasons from the likes of Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Taylor Ward (31:21). The guys concentrate on the Blue Jays' lineup configuration in the latest edition of Barker’s Back Leg Bits (41:49). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Bisons Debrief with Casey Candaele
May 26 2022
The Blue Jays prepare to face the L.A. Angels in a four-game series. Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker examine the matchup, particularly Shohei Ohtani’s season so far on the mound and his success against right-handed hitters. Later on, Buffalo Bisons Manager Casey Candaele discusses the latest news around the Blue Jays’ AAA affiliate including the emergence of Adrian Hernandez, Gabriel Moreno, Jordan Groshans, and how Cavan Biggio has performed during his stint with the club (28:56). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Ryan Dempster and A New Story in Boston
May 25 2022
World Series Champion and Marquee Sports Network analyst Ryan Dempster discusses Fergie Jenkins being honoured at Wrigley Field last weekend, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. going up against Shohei Ohtani, and different rallying points for struggling teams during a season (02:29). Afterwards, NESN’s Tony Massarotti talks about the surging Red Sox and Trevor Story turning his season around after an abysmal start (28:18). We wrap up by answering your questions with a quick edition of Barker's Back Leg Bits (41:05)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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