VIDEO: Jose Bautista And The Philly Phanatic In A Workout Face-Off

Andrew Stoeten
March 14 2016 08:56AM

Jose Bautista and the Philly Phanatic
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Future Yankee Jose Bautista (TM), as we all know, goes to great lengths to keep himself in top physical shape. It's a necessity given his age and desire for a contract that has the Yankees (OK, or whoever -- maybe even the Jays!) pay him huge dollars into his 40s.

You may have noticed that it also means that he has some odd looking stretches and workout routines that he does -- often on the field before games. The Philly Phanatic certainly did! And, in case you missed it over the weekend, it's given us what's got to be an early frontrunner for the most delightful video of the spring.

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Did Rogers Call The Cops On A Jays Fan Who Threated The Ted Rogers Statue?

Andrew Stoeten
March 13 2016 04:02PM

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The text below is just one person's story from Reddit, so take that for what it's worth. And if you're being a stickler for taking it seriously, he did threaten the destruction of property.

On the other hand... seriously?

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Spring Threat: Sanchez gets the ball as the Jays host the Rays

Cam Lewis
March 13 2016 09:42AM

Well, that wasn’t very fun. Just as I started going on about difficult it is to temper expectations on this club as they dominate Grapefruit ball, they slam their faces into the wall and lose 8-5 to the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Oh well, these are exhibition games, after all. Does very-unlikely-to-make-the-opening-night-roster Brad Penny and Roberto Hernandez getting knocked around represent anything significant? Of course not. But still, watching the Jays win is more fun than watching them lose, regardless of the meaninglessness of the game. 

Anyways, the Jays are back in action today against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (I still have a hard time dropping the Devil because the name Tampa Bay Rays sounds like a collection of people from Tampa Bay named Ray and I don't like it). And they're on TV (Sportsnet) this time! Woohoo! 

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Spring Threat: Blue Jays head to Clearwater to take on the Phillies

Cam Lewis
March 12 2016 09:36AM

It’s really, really hard not to get excited about this team. As we all know, these exhibition games don’t mean a hell of a lot — even that’s being generous — but still, big bats picking up where they left off, pitching depth galore, and nice performances from prospects have all contributed to the spring training hype train chugging at rapid speed. Besides who doesn’t enjoy watching the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox on a Jon Berti walk off single (even if it’s in spring training)? I’ll take it. 

Anyways, the Jays are back in action today against the Phillies from Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida (yeah, the Scientology place) with R.A. Dickey taking the mound against Vince Velasquez. Baseball! On a Saturday!

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Jose Bautista Addresses Gossage Again And It's Too Good To Not Share

Andrew Stoeten
March 11 2016 02:40PM

Jose Bautista
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I assure you that I want to let this dumb Goose Gossage thing go as much as you do. Or… OK, as someone who makes a living shoveling content, maybe I want to a little less than you do. But I’m pretty done with it!

Or at least I would be, had Jose Bautista not thrown some more tremendous above-the-fray shade today. Because I really can’t not pass it on.

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