Tagged: dugout

2013 MLB Wild Card Race

2013 Postseason schedule (pic via MLB.com)

2013 Postseason schedule (pic via MLB.com)

Click here to listen to: Brock Picken talk about the race to the final wild card positions for the MLB 2013 season.

Brock does a rundown of the remaining teams fighting for postseason births.

Will Josh Johnson Be a Toronto Blue Jay in 2014?

This is a season Josh Johnson WOuld like to forget entirely. Pic via sports.yahoo.com

This is a season Josh Johnson Would like to forget entirely. (Pic via sports.yahoo.com)

Click here to listen to: Brock & Kyle Picken talk about the Blue Jays pitching woes, and what the jays should do with Josh Johnson.

It’s no secret that the Blue Jays have had horrible pitching problems this season. And that may be the biggest understatement I’ve ever made. It’s been painful to watch, especially since there were so many expectations for this team in 2013. While they still aren’t out of a playoff spot mathematically, it’s highly unlikely the jays will be playing October baseball. Again, a huge understatement. I just don’t see the point of being so negative…although you wouldn’t think so if you listen to today’s show. But there is a silver lining…I did find something positive to talk about. Click above to take a listen for 20 minutes.

 

Carlos Delgado’s Training Day: Interviewing Roberto Alomar, Cito Gaston & More

Carlos Delgado Extra Bases Foundation Training Day.

Carlos Delgado Extra Bases Foundation Training Day.

Click here to listen to: Brock Picken interview Carlos Delgado, Roberto Alomar, Cito Gaston, Duane Ward, and many more.

Carlos Delgado was named to the Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence on Sunday, September 21st, 2013. So how did he celebrate? By hosting a training camp the following day at the Rogers Centre, in support of his Extra Bases Foundation, which strives to “improve the quality of life of people in need”. Joining Carlos, was a well-recognizable group of former Blue Jays greats.

Listen to the interviews that Brock Picken conducted with:

  • Carlos Delgado
  • Roberto Alomar
  • Cito Gaston
  • Shawn Green
  • Duane Ward
  • George Bell
  • Juan Guzman
  • Alex Gonzalez
  • Candy Maldonado
  • Lloyd Moseby
  • Tony Fernandez

 

Blue Jays Tie Franchise Record 11 Wins In A Row

Toronto Blue Jays Win Again

Jays Tie Franchise Record 11-Straight Wins

Click here to listen to: Brock Picken discuss the Blue Jays 11-game win streak

The Toronto Blue Jays are finally playing like the team everyone was hoping for at the beginning of the season. 11 straight wins ties a franchise record. Can the Jays keep the streak going? Do they now have more of a realistic shot at the playoffs? Will they be a buyer at the trade deadline? Is Bautista the leader they need him to be? Brock discusses this and more in this episode.

 

MLB World Series Champion Matt Stairs

Toronto Blue Jays Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs has worn many different hats. Pic via CanadianBaseballNetwork.com

Click here to listen to: Brock Picken talk with Matt Stairs on Baseball, Hockey, and his Coaching Career.

Matt Stairs joins Brock Picken on The Dugout to discuss his baseball career, love of hockey, and community involvement in Fredericton.

Stairs played for 12 franchises (13 teams – Expos & Nationals being the same franchise) which is a MLB record for a position player. Stairs also holds the record for the most MLB pinch-hit HR’s with 23. Stairs is in good company with Larry Walker, Justin Morneau and Jason Bay being the only Canadian professional ball players with 200+ HR’s (Stairs with 265).

Connect with Matt Stairs on Twitter.

 

Sportscaster Matt Devlin Talks Jays Pitching, NY’s Mariano Rivera, & A Lesson From Tom Cheek

Toronto Broadcaster Matt Devlin

Sportscaster Matt Devlin

Click here to listen to: Brock Picken talk with Sportscaster Matt Devlin on The Dugout: Jays Pitching, Mariano Rivera, & Tom Cheek.

As a sports fan in Toronto, if you are familiar with listening to Matt Devlin it’s likely from Toronto Raptors games. But recently Devlin had the opportunity to fill in for Buck Martinez, doing play-by-play for the Toronto Blue Jays, which we discussed. No stranger to baseball, Devlin grew up in New York and gained a great deal of broadcasting experience calling high school and minor league baseball games. In this episode of The Dugout, Matt shared some fun stories about working closely with the New York Yankees. We discussed the dominance of NY reliever Mariano Rivera, as well as the entire Yankee team through the 90’s. We discussed the current situation of the Jays pitching staff, and what the chances are for Toronto making the playoffs this year. Devlin also shared a special story about a lesson the late and great broadcaster, Tom Cheek shared with him earlier in his career.

Devlin will be back broadcasting some Jays games again in July!

Connect with Matt Devlin on Twitter.

 

Arash Madani Sportsnet Author on Blue Jays, Yankees, Orioles & Red Sox – The Dugout Show #13

Sportsnet Arash Madani

Arash Madani on the Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees, and Red Sox (photo via rodpedersen.com)

Click here to listen to: Arash Madani of Sportsnet on The Dugout with Brock Picken

Brock Picken speaks with Sportsnet Author Arash Madani about the Toronto Blue Jays current performance. They discuss the return of Brett Lawrie, the strikeout woes of Colby Rasmus & JP Arencibia, and pitching performances of numerous starters and relievers. Arash gives an insight into what to expect for the upcoming series’ against the Orioles, Yankees, and Red Sox.