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2024 Blue Jays

Started by Arn, December 05, 2023, 08:35:47 AM

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Arn

Not that it should mean much, but I'm glad to see the HR jacket back. The game is meant to be fun. If a bit of enjoyment gets them back playing loose and enjoying themselves hopefully it'll translate to performance and results.
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Highlander

Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2024, 03:26:47 AMNot that it should mean much, but I'm glad to see the HR jacket back. The game is meant to be fun. If a bit of enjoyment gets them back playing loose and enjoying themselves hopefully it'll translate to performance and results.
Totally agree, why did they part with it in the first place?  A fan favorite
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cabber24

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Quote from: Highlander on May 24, 2024, 10:27:47 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2024, 03:26:47 AMNot that it should mean much, but I'm glad to see the HR jacket back. The game is meant to be fun. If a bit of enjoyment gets them back playing loose and enjoying themselves hopefully it'll translate to performance and results.
Totally agree, why did they part with it in the first place?  A fan favorite
Well, I think the lack of attention to detail and having a grand time while losing was getting old so they got rid of it but I think they now realize they suck and they might as well have fun while sucking.
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

Deebo

Quote from: cabber24 on May 24, 2024, 10:59:24 AMWell, I think the lack of intention to details and having a grand time while losing was getting old so they got rid of it but I think they now realize they suck and they might as well have fun while sucking.

They won 91 and 92 games and the offense was 3rd and 4th in runs scored the years they had the HR jacket.

When the got rid of it last year is when the offense fell off.

Dappleganger

It was the power of the jacket this whole time.

bustaheims

Never underestimate what having a little more fun can do for a team.
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Arn

Quote from: Deebo on May 24, 2024, 11:14:47 AM
Quote from: cabber24 on May 24, 2024, 10:59:24 AMWell, I think the lack of intention to details and having a grand time while losing was getting old so they got rid of it but I think they now realize they suck and they might as well have fun while sucking.

They won 91 and 92 games and the offense was 3rd and 4th in runs scored the years they had the HR jacket.

When the got rid of it last year is when the offense fell off.

Indeed. They were mashing home runs left, right and centre annd churning out the runs and as you say putting up 90+ wins with the old tougher schedule. Vlad was an MVP candidate.

They got rid of it cos they were going to be a more mature grown up team. Then promptly produced a dismal offensive season and fewer wins against the more balanced schedule. Barely a single offensive player is playing up to their average.

Then you have the coaching staff pulling pitchers at inopportune times based purely on data instead of reading the game.

Let them have fun and play.

I Saw Jay McClement Score.

IJustLurkHere

Quote from: cabber24 on May 24, 2024, 10:59:24 AM
Quote from: Highlander on May 24, 2024, 10:27:47 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2024, 03:26:47 AMNot that it should mean much, but I'm glad to see the HR jacket back. The game is meant to be fun. If a bit of enjoyment gets them back playing loose and enjoying themselves hopefully it'll translate to performance and results.
Totally agree, why did they part with it in the first place?  A fan favorite
Well, I think the lack of attention to detail and having a grand time while losing was getting old so they got rid of it but I think they now realize they suck and they might as well have fun while sucking.

I think more likely that the old men of baseball decreed that it wasn't the way we do things under the guise of "growing up". Still plenty of people who think anyone who bat flips should get popped.

L K

Quote from: IJustLurkHere on May 24, 2024, 11:15:03 PM
Quote from: cabber24 on May 24, 2024, 10:59:24 AM
Quote from: Highlander on May 24, 2024, 10:27:47 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2024, 03:26:47 AMNot that it should mean much, but I'm glad to see the HR jacket back. The game is meant to be fun. If a bit of enjoyment gets them back playing loose and enjoying themselves hopefully it'll translate to performance and results.
Totally agree, why did they part with it in the first place?  A fan favorite
Well, I think the lack of attention to detail and having a grand time while losing was getting old so they got rid of it but I think they now realize they suck and they might as well have fun while sucking.

I think more likely that the old men of baseball decreed that it wasn't the way we do things under the guise of "growing up". Still plenty of people who think anyone who bat flips should get popped.

It was part of a "the team needs to get serious"....as literally every other team is doing home run items/skits.  Guys like Jomboy who have a noted dislike of the Jays would criticize it.


Joe

I just got back from the jays game - you know I don't care that they aren't a good team, what makes this depressing is how boooooooooring they are.

I can always find something fun to follow even on a bad jays team, somebody having a good season, chasing a record, whatever, but this team is just a pack of mediocre players have sub mediocre seasons.

Arn

Yeah, I'm a Jays fan. But also a baseball fan. And lately I've found myself, if given a choice of a Jays game or some other games, leaning toward leaving the other game on to see someone like Soto or Ohtani or whoever play.
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Frank E

Quote from: Joe on June 03, 2024, 09:29:19 PMI just got back from the jays game - you know I don't care that they aren't a good team, what makes this depressing is how boooooooooring they are.

I can always find something fun to follow even on a bad jays team, somebody having a good season, chasing a record, whatever, but this team is just a pack of mediocre players have sub mediocre seasons.

And they're not a bunch of kids that are getting better...there really isn't much reason to watch.

Like Arn, I'd watch...I'd put the games on my laptop and hear it in the background...I don't even do that these days.


Frank E

Surprised to read that the Jays are 10th in league attendance:   https://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance

bustaheims

Quote from: Frank E on June 04, 2024, 07:15:04 AMSurprised to read that the Jays are 10th in league attendance:   https://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance

I suspect a good chunk of it is people wanting to see the newly renovated stadium more than wanting to watch the middling team it houses.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Peter D.

Quote from: Arn on June 04, 2024, 05:04:37 AMYeah, I'm a Jays fan. But also a baseball fan. And lately I've found myself, if given a choice of a Jays game or some other games, leaning toward leaving the other game on to see someone like Soto or Ohtani or whoever play.

As weird as it may sound saying it, me and my buddies starting up a keeper baseball league has elevated my overall baseball watching significantly.  And that's with me having always been a big baseball watching fan beyond just the Jays prior to.