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Let’s Talk Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays

Ok I know I am late in blogging this topic.  Finally had sometime to sit down and write though.  It’s a sunday by the way right now, I am watching the Lakers (Steve Nash is finally playing).  They are looking good!Anyways, probably everyone knows about the big transformation that the Blue Jays did.  I don’t follow baseball as closely as basketball and hockey.  But it seems like a big deal the players they got back in the off season.

So, i am going to do a bit of research on the Jose Reyes and RA Dickey. I am sure Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle are both good, but seems like those three are getting most of the attention.

Jose Reyes

Reyes is a short stop from the Dominican, and a four time all star.

He’s won the following awards (taken from wikipedia)

  • 4-time NL All-Star (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
  • 2-time New York Mets Minor League Player of the Year (2001, 2002)
  • 2001 Low-A All-Star
  • 2002 1st Team Minor League All-Star
  • 2002 Florida State League All-Star
  • 2002 Eastern League All-Star
  • 2002 Futures Game All-Star MVP
  • 2006 NL Silver Slugger Award
  • 2007 NL Player of the Month Award (April)
  • 2011 NL Batting Champion

Wow.  That list is impressive lol.  Here’s a video of his highlights in 2012:

RA Dickey

I am fascinated about RA Dickey.  Mostly because of his reliance on the knuckleball.

I’ve never really seen this pitch in action.  I had to do some research first, and was quite amazed.  The pitch itself is not really fast in velocity.  But it’s hard to hit because the ball does not spin as much.  As a result, it changes direction really easily, making it hard to hit for the batters.

The story for this man is quite amazing.  He was never really an effective pitcher till he was 35 36?  He switched his pitching arsenal to the knuckleback, and has been really effective.  He won the CY Young in 2012, making him one of the top pitchers in baseball.

Excited for the season

I am excited for this team! Unfortunately, it’s hard to find a place where I can watch baseball in HK.  Not sure if i want to purchase a league pass either for MLB (is there even one?).  But i will think of something, maybe try to find an online stream at least.

The team seems sick.  There seems to be a lot of hype around the team.

Vegas even had the Jays the odds on favourite to win the world series.  OMG.  If that happens im flying back to celebrate.

haha.

Alright, Hungry.  Time to eat!.  Ciao.

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