NEW YORK — Hot damn.
Rob Longley, Toronto Sun
Hockey, football, Olympic Games and more. Rob Longley’s columns focus on the hot-button issues of the teams and sports he covers. From the Stanley Cup final, to Super Bowls and five trips to the Olympics, Longley gets around. The Etobicoke native also writes his You Bet column during football season, analyzing the ins and outs of sports wagering. An avid golfer in his spare time, Longley’s work appears regularly in the Toronto Sun and Sun Media newspapers and websites.
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Veteran right fielder Jose Bautista likely ended a spectacular career as a Blue Jay with one final hit and a sacrifice fly for an RBI Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
BOSTON — The numbers have been telling the story of Josh Donaldson’s torrid play for weeks now, but the heat index jacked up a few notches on a warm autumn Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
BOSTON — Of the growing number of things to like about the late-season surge of Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, near the top is the fact that he appears to be taking advantage of a full month in the big leagues.
As impressive as he has been in his young career, sometimes it feels like you don't know which version of Roberto Osuna will show up on a given day to close out a baseball game.
BALTIMORE — When the Blue Jays signed Kendrys Morales in the off season, the mission was to have a slugger who could take advantage of the hitter-friendly ballparks in the American League East.
BOSTON — Just when the Blue Jays looked headed towards another staggering implosion, the Smoak show saved the day.
BOSTON — Until Wednesday night, there wasn’t much about historic Fenway Park that intimidated Aaron Sanchez.
For a team scuffling along the way the Blue Jays have so far this season, mere mention of the playoffs sounds like crazy talk.
There was the little shoulder shimmy as he exited the mound after the first inning. After the second, it was a hop and a skip over the line between third- base and home.
MIAMI — In this, the best year of his career, Justin Smoak vows he will return to the Blue Jays with the intent to “keep the ride going.”
Perhaps Aaron Judge took all of the air out of Marlins Park with his sensational home run derby win the night before.
MIAMI — As a life-long student of the baseball swing, Canadian Joey Votto has a pretty good idea of what propels a ball out of the park.
TORONTO — For his previous two starts, the usually popular Stro Show was playing to mixed reviews.
Forget — if you can — the Blue Jays' frustrating inability to reach .500 through 75 games of the 2017 schedule.
The Mariners were determined to make the Blue Jays pay at every corner in this three-game weekend series that has become an unofficial Western Canadian holiday.They certainly did it at the ticket windows, where prices in most sections of spectacular Safeco Field were double the normal price.
The Blue Jays drive for .500 will have to wait for at least another two days.
TORONTO — When Marco Estrada’s changeup is doing its thing, he can bring some of baseball’s most seasoned hitters to their knees.
If he dared turn on his phone following Monday’s blowout loss at the Rogers Centre, Joey Votto would have had some predictable messages waiting.
A month later than thousands of Blue Jays fans would have preferred to see him back under the dome, Edwin Encarnacion will make his return to the Rogers Centre on Monday night.