Feb 16, 2014

Jose Canseco's Moon Shot at SkyDome

Jose Canseco, one half of the "Bash Brothers", hits a pitch off of Blue Jays lefty Mike Flanagan into the 5th deck of SkyDome in game 4 of the 1989 ALCS.


Canseco would join the Blue Jays in 1998, hit 46 HR, turn SkyDome into a launching pad on almost a nightly basis, and team up with Roger Clemens to form the "Juice Brothers".

  


Feb 9, 2014

Blue Jays - Back-to-Back

How does a team respond to winning a World Series in the previous season? Look no further than the 1993 World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays.

The first back to back World Series winners since the '77-'78 Yankees, the Blue Jays were led by the strong performances of :

- World Series walk-off home run hero Joe Carter (33 HR, 121 RBI)
- Sweet swinging John Olerud (.363 AVG, .473 OBP, 24 HR, 107 RBI, 109 R)
- Gold Glove 2B Roberto Alomar (.326 AVG, 17 HR, 93 RBI, 109 R, 55 SB)
- Gold Glove CF Devon White (116 R, 34 SB)
- Off-season acquisition Paul Molitor (.332 AVG, 22 HR, 111 RBI, 121 R, 22 SB)
- The slick haired Juan Guzman (14-3, 3.99 ERA, 221 IP, 194 K)
- A break-out Pat Hentgen (19-9, 3.87 ERA, 216.1 IP), and
- lights out Duane Ward (45 SV, 2.13 ERA, 1.03 WHIP)

Let's not forget about the mid-season acquisitions of slick fielding Tony Fernandez (.306 AVG, 45 R and 50 RBI in 94 games) and Rickey Henderson (22 SB and 37 R in 44 games)

This video sums it up:



1993 was a good year for Blue Jays fans.

Feb 2, 2014

SkyDome

Sit back and watch this piece on the history of the SkyDome.  Yes, SkyDome.


Featuring a young Paul Godfrey, Paul Beeston and Buck Martinez.

Apr 1, 2013

8-Bit Baseball - Kirk Gibson's World Series Home Run

Google has just introduced an 8-bit version of google maps...


A great April fool's prank. This 8-bit treatment reminds me of the awesome re-creation of the bottom of the 9th of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Kirk Gibson with his historical HR off the bench. Classic.


The very realistic Nintendo NES Google Maps demo.