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Sept. 15: A New Deal For Nick Nurse
September 15 2020
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Sept. 29: All Set For Game One
September 29 2020
Baseball Central’s Kevin Barker joins us to discuss the Blue Jays’ Wild Card roster and game one lineup. SportsNet LA’s Ned Colletti on the expanded Postseason format, and the Blue Jays’ decision to hold Hyun-Jin Ryu back to start game two (20:29). Hockey Central’s Brian Burke on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup win (36:29). […]
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Former Dodgers executive Ned Colletti: The extra day's rest typically helps Ryu
September 29 2020
The former MLB executive touches on the decision to expand the playoffs, which higher seed is more susceptible to losing in the Wild Card round, if it matters who pitches Game 1 vs. Game 2, the pressure on the Dodgers, and the Blue Jays pushing Hyun-jin Ryu's start to Game 2.
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Sept. 28: Ready For the Rays?
September 28 2020
We discuss the successful conclusion of the MLB regular season, and tee up the Blue Jays-Rays best-of-three series (0:33). Tim Leiper on the Blue Jays’ matchup with the Rays, and how he’d handle the team’s rotation (21:13). Blue Jays TV voice Buck Martinez on the Blue Jays and Rays ahead of Tuesday’s opener (37:47). Hockey […]
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Mark Shapiro on the difficulties of playing during the pandemic, playing in Buffalo and the future of the Blue Jays
September 28 2020
President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays Mark Shapiro joined Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt on Writers Bloc to discuss the challenges of playing baseball during the COVID-19 pandemic, building a home at Sahlen Field, how the team has changed during his time in Toronto and what the future holds for the team.
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