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Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« Reply #75 on: July 12, 2016, 07:57:21 PM »
I'm not as up on the Jays prospects as some, but it seems to me the best and most likely thing to happen is a couple smaller deals to bolster the bull pen. That's probably where they'll find the best improvement for the smallest investment.

They're likely running with the starters they have unless they can luck into a #5 guy cheaply.

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« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2016, 08:45:04 PM »

So, uh, did anyone catch what happened with the Anthem?
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« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2016, 08:49:27 PM »

So, uh, did anyone catch what happened with the Anthem?

For those who didnt:

http://deadspin.com/o-canada-rendition-features-modified-racist-lyrics-1783557022

I'm genuinely having a difficult time expressing an opinion on this without using words that would need to be censored out. What a bunch of complete idiots.

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« Reply #78 on: July 12, 2016, 08:54:12 PM »
For those who didnt:

http://deadspin.com/o-canada-rendition-features-modified-racist-lyrics-1783557022

I'm genuinely having a difficult time expressing an opinion on this without using words that would need to be censored out. What a bunch of complete idiots.

I mean, yeah, but it was like...why? What? Who?

That's just...no.
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« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2016, 09:24:08 PM »
Just all sorts of dumb. I'm sure they didn't mean it in a demeaning to the BLM cause kind of way, but, still . . . just so much no. Not the right message. Not the right way to express the message. Just straight up not right.
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« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2016, 10:15:12 PM »
They're certainly not doing very well on Twitter right now. They might not be let back into the country.

Edit: The band released a statement, blaming it all on the one guy

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« Reply #81 on: July 12, 2016, 10:38:37 PM »
While it's certainly possible he was acting on his own, the other guys didn't seem to even flinch when he decided to ad lib.
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« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2016, 11:45:52 PM »
People have been going through the guys past social media posts and turns out he's unsurprisingly a lunatic. Among other things, he believes that the world is flat and we're all being tricked by NASA or something.

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« Reply #83 on: July 12, 2016, 11:49:11 PM »
While it's certainly possible he was acting on his own, the other guys didn't seem to even flinch when he decided to ad lib.

I didn't think so either at first, but a more close-up shot does seem to show a noticeable amount of surprise from the other 3 guys: twitter.com/AndyCole84/status/753061945910005760

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« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2016, 12:02:28 AM »
Wrong place, wrong time for this "message", reminds me of the Toronto Pride Parade debacle....hopefully not a new trend within society.

Remigio Pereira just continues my distain for the Portuguese this week!  ;)

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« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2016, 04:15:22 AM »
Incredible that this even happened.  Shameful that it did.

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« Reply #86 on: July 15, 2016, 02:59:45 PM »
Uh speaking of Canada, I guess:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/j-happ-qa-talking-fastballs-basketball-blue-jays-milk/

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Kristina Rutherford: You must be more familiar with Toronto now, having lived here before.

Happ: Yeah, I feel a lot more comfortable in the city this time around. I’m liking it more and more. I’m happy to be back.

Is there anything you’re still not used to in Canada?

I think I’ve gotten used to most of the stuff. Grocery shopping is a little different. I still don’t understand the bagged milk situation here.

What?

You guys sell milk in bags and I don’t really get why, or what you do then with the bags. Other than that it seems like Canada’s doing a pretty good job. [Laughs.] But I don’t get the milk. Put it in a gallon jug so you don’t have the sloppy, messy bag.

You know you put the bag in a milk jug, right?

Where’s the jug? Do you have to buy the jug separately? Why are they not in the jug already?

Oh my gosh. You have to ask someone at the grocery store for help.

Why do I have to ask? I should just grab it from the counter and it should be ready for me to drink.

There’s an assumption that you know to put the bag in a milk jug and cut it open.

[Laughs]. They can’t assume that. I’ve never bought it because I see this bag of milk and I’m like I don’t get what I can do with this thing.

J.A., I can’t believe this.

[Laughs.] We need a memo sent out to all American players on how Canada dispenses its milk. Would you prefer to have a gallon of milk or a bag or milk? You can pick up a gallon and walk out of the store. Or you can try to figure out how to drink your bagged milk.

I think I have to bring you a milk jug.

That would be great.
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« Reply #87 on: July 15, 2016, 03:02:40 PM »

To his credit, I'm with him on the milk. Live outside of the country for a while and it really does strike you as weird when you return.
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« Reply #88 on: July 15, 2016, 03:56:15 PM »
I agree. Bags are a hassle to store, albeit not as clunky as a gallon jug.
I'm just laughing because he's in his fourth year here and has somehow been able to forgo a milk jug (probably emptying it into a pitcher -- haha).
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« Reply #89 on: July 15, 2016, 03:57:51 PM »
I agree. Bags are a hassle to store, albeit not as clunky as a gallon jug.
I'm just laughing because he's in his fourth year here and has somehow been able to forgo a milk jug (probably emptying it into a pitcher -- haha).

I bet he's just buying Cartons. The coward's way out.
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