TORONTO — Nine times this season the Blue Jays had a shot to reach the .500 level.
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Born and raised in Toronto, Steve Buffery grew up around the corner from the Sun's Rob Longley and attended the same high school in Etobicoke - Vincent Massey Collegiate. He studied journalism at Humber College, then worked at the Etobicoke Guardian before joining the Toronto Sun in 1985. Buffery covered Olympic sports for 15 years, winning three Dunlop Awards for sportswriting and, in 1996, was named sportswriter of the year by the Sports Federation of Canada. Also in 1996, Buffery was a National Newspaper Award finalist. Buffery has also covered the Leafs, Toronto Raptors, boxing, mixed martial arts - you name it. He currently writes a humour column (Leave it to Beezer), when he's not pontificating on the state of professional sports in North America. Buffery still lives in Etobicoke.
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BOSTON — The Blue Jays went to a proverbial knife fight at Fenway Park on Wednesday night with a plastic spoon.
BOSTON — Like a creature from outer space in a Hollywood movie, the Red Sox kept getting knocked down by the Blue Jays and then getting up again.
TORONTO — Troy Tulowitzki was all smiles as he limped into the dugout at Rogers Centre on Wednesday afternoon.
TORONTO — With Chris Sale on the mound, the Boston Red Sox always have plenty of wind at their back.
TORONTO — Josh Donaldson’s bat is so hot right now, they should store it in a fire-resistant bag.
TORONTO — Before Wednesday’s game, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walked up to Marcus Stroman in the clubhouse and joked that his starting pitcher was “a media darling.”
TORONTO — Before Tuesday’s game against Tampa Bay, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada wasn’t going anywhere this season.
It’s getting to where The Stro Show is must-watch TV.
TORONTO — When Marco Estrada last won a game, the Toronto islands were still above water.
The Blue Jays still have a pulse.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons keeps saying that right-handed starter Marco Estrada “is not going anywhere”, despite his recent struggles.
The Blue Jays gave away 20,000 Josh Donaldson Bobbleheads on Sunday afternoon and the man himself gave away a free ball by hitting the game-winning home run into the stands in right.
TORONTO — The Blue Jays hammered the ball on Tuesday night like they had a personal grudge against Rawlings.
Standing at his locker inside the visiting clubhouse at Camden Yards, Kevin Pillar shook his head and stared off into the distance.
BALTIMORE — Backed by the mound wizardry of Marco Estrada, the Blue Jays broke a two-game losing streak by beating the Orioles 3-1 Sunday at Camden Yards.
Welington Castillo hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off Blue Jays reliever Jason Grilli to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 victory over Toronto.
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr famously tossed his drum sticks across the studio during the recording of the song Helter Skelter in July 1968, and in a fit of frustration screamed: “I got blisters on my fingers!”
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is batty for Joey Bats this spring.
The past six months have been a time of celebration and mass confusion for Blue Jays catcher Juan Graterol. With the emphasis on the latter.