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Jays Journal Podcast - July 28. "Definition of Insanity."
With barely enough time to celebrate the dubious distinction of sweeping the worst team in the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays found themselves reverting to old ways in their disappointing loss at the hands of the LA Angels, 7-2.
Host Ari Shapiro is back on the scene and genuinely pleased to bring you a worthwhile distraction by introducing several guests and a boisterous round table to help one pull through a bitter and restless night of highly mediocre baseball.
First, we're pleased to welcome the assistant baseball coach for Wright State University who runs Stealbases.com - Matt Talarico (@StealBasesCom), who talks to us about why the value of speed in baseball is constantly underestimated by MLB (2:02), on the dying breed that is the prototypical leadoff hitter of a bygone era (7:42), and his thoughts on Jose Bautista leading off and what the Blue Jays should do to improve their overall team speed (10:30).
Next, prolific blogger and novelist Stephen Burns (@StephenRBurns) joins the show to discuss his personal theory on the 2017 Blue Jays (16:25), if the season really is over and what fans need to consider (19:20), and how baseball has become so very near and dear to his heart (23:31).
Finally, we're thrilled to bring you a mini-round table with former DeepLeagues.com writer and blogger Geoff Falbo (@gfalbo13) and Jays Journal site expert Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains) as they join Ari to unleash their deepest and darkest thoughts on the current plight of this year's team.
You won't want to miss this episode.