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Blue Jays Greats Interview Highlight Reel

MLB Blogs Latest Leaders Top 50: June 2013

Top 50 MLB Fan Blogs June 2013

Top 50 MLB Fan Blogs June 2013

It’s again so exciting to have TheBlueJaysDugout.com make the Top 50 MLB Blogs Latest Leaders List for the fourth straight month (#36 March, #26 April, #31 May, #29 June 2013).

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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.

 

MLB To Suspend 20 Players For PED Use

Melky Cabrera Jays

Melky to receive further suspension?

ESPN has reported that the MLB will likely be suspending 20 players for PED use, in connection with the Biogenesis of America Clinic.

Yes, it would appear as though the proverbial crap is about to hit the fan. For some players, perhaps a second time?

That’s a lot of excrement coming into contact with numerous electrical oscillating air-distribution devices.

It would appear as though baseball is a very dirty sport. Half of those guys should be putting on rain gear and running for cover. But this is kind of old news.

After all, Jose Canseco started throwing giant poop-bombs into airplane propeller-sized fans about eight years ago when he came clean (see what I did there?) by publishing a book for the entire world, claiming to be the “Steroid King”. In great detail he explained how he first became a much better ball player by using PED’s, then started introducing and in some cases administering steroids (see “injecting players in the buttocks”) to his teammates.

Fast-forward to 2013, and we could potentially be looking at the largest drug-related suspension not just in baseball, but in all of North American professional sports.

The notable names on the list are: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.  Melky Cabrera, Yasmani Grandal, Bartolo Colon, Nelson Cruz, Francisco Cervelli, Cesar Puello, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta, Fernando Martinez, Everth Cabrera, Fautini de los Santos and Jordan Norberto.

Braun and A-Rod could be facing a 100-game suspension for a second offence (for connection with the Miami-based clinic’s owner Tony Bosch, and for denying the use of PED’s). A-Rod hasn’t played yet this season, having had hip surgery in the off season. His estimated return date would have been around the all-star break. No word yet on what Melky Cabrera could be facing, as his arrival to Toronto this Spring Training was surrounded with the controversy of having come off a 50-game suspension last August for PED use.

Click here to see the ESPN report