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Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive: Jesse Barfield.

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Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive: Jesse Barfield.

Even in the quietest moments of a difficult and trying season, it's always a pleasure to witness an effort where the team competes on all sides of the diamond; offensively, defensively, and with pitching. Toronto was quick to capitalize on a frustrated New York team and walked out with a convincing 4-2 win to open what is essentially their last gasp at respectability during this 10-game homestand.

The only thing better than celebrating a crucial victory against the New York Yankees is doing it with one of the most illustrious and beloved Blue Jays players of all-time: Jesse Barfield (@JesseBarfield29). Tune in as host Ari Shapiro brings you an endearing look back at the career of number 29 who patrolled right field as a starter for the club from 1982-1989, and was universally renowned for his throwing arm and being a part of the best outfield in the 1980's - Barfield, Bell, and Moseby

Jesse offer us his thoughts on: what Toronto fans need to know about those 80's teams and uberscout Epy Guerrero (5:20), on the adjustment to major league baseball after skipping minor league ball (10:28), what Cito Gaston truly meant to this organization (12:40), his candid perspective on "the greatest outfield in baseball" (19:40), on the current defensive priorities in the outfield and the value of a throwing arm (22:16), reflections on the 1985 team and their amazingly balanced roster (27:11), on the last gasp that was the 1987 team and their massive level of talent (30:40), how fame and success affected him during his breakout all-star campaign in 1986 (35:48), memories of playing against and for the Bronx Bombers (38:30), how playing with the Yorimuri Giants broadened his horizons (58:30), and his impressions of the 2017 team.

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