TORONTO BLUE JAYS SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ: Dads, The Show and Saunders!

JAYS FROM THE COUCH BRINGS YOU THE BEST IN TORONTO BLUE JAYS SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY OVER THE PAST WEEK. THIS EDITION FEATURES ARTWORK AND MORE

 

 

 

We scoured social media to bring you the best the internet has to offer with this collection of Blue Jays Social Media Buzz.

There isn’t much to say about the week the Toronto Blue Jays are having other than this:

fire

 

The team is tearing through the Baltimore and Philly line-ups, scoring 44 runs in their last four games! Needless to say, the guys are enjoying themselves out on the field again and relishing the return of the hot bats.

 

Speaking of Fire

Michael Saunders is on one heck of a hot streak and his teammates know it! They had no shortage of love for the (other) Canadian on the team.

 

Jays fans celebrated the hat trick the proper way:

 

But it confused some Orioles fans…

 

Umm…okay…

 

Friendly Support

Winner of Best Friend of the week award goes to Ryan Goins who tweeted this about his buddy Ryan Schimpf, who got called up to the show by the Padres on June 14. Schimpf started at third and batted sixth against the Marlins and despite the Padres 2 – 5 loss, had a good start, lining a double into the right field corner in his first at-bat. He also scored a run, going 1 for 4 on the night and making a couple of key defensive plays.

 

Kevin Pillar was also pretty stoked to see this moment happen.

 

SUPERMAN

Pillar is as nice as he is good at baseball, and it shows with the time he gives back to his fans. He spent a little time last Sunday with 5 year-old Cullen Chisholm – who is also Superman…

 

(Please note, we here at Jays From the Couch don’t make it a habit of following players’ loved ones on social media because we think it’s creepy. Kevin Pillar retweeted this Tweet)

 

No Autographs, PLEASE!

We now have a definitive answer on the Joe Biagini cat question:

 

And when he isn’t signing bats for tiny kittens, he’s creating art for fans.

 

Roberto Osuna might not give fans drawings, but he is happy to pose for a photo when spied out and about:

 

Edwin Encarnacion bested both of them, signing autographs, taking a selfie with everyone in line (which was a no-no) AND wishing a little girl Happy Birthday!

 

#TBT

Marcus Stroman’s #TBT this week hit us right in the feels – especially with Father’s Day right around the corner:

 

Speaking of #TBT, reliever Jason Grilli’s gives fans a taste of the history between one of the best batteries in baseball…

Then and now. #TBT #OurMoment

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And while you’re at it – isn’t this drawing the coolest?

Love seeing artistic talent. Keep ’em coming! #Repost @cheechoo98 with @repostapp

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The artist, Ed Chee does a lot of storyboard art about the Blue Jays, like this one of Edwin Encarnacion (you can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @cheechoo98).

 

And as a final thought, we leave you with these words of wisdom from Grilli:

 

In the Spotlight

Father’s Day is a big day in baseball for obvious reasons – most players will tell you that their dads had a big impact on their careers. And there will be a lot of stories about baseball and dads this weekend. If you read just one – make it this one by Alykhan Ravjiani about the bond reliever Jason Grilli and his dad, and former player, Steve Grilli, share over the Blue Jays.

Michael Saunders, who might become the next Prime Minister if he keeps hitting the way he has this week, spoke with Tim and Sid about his affiliation with the team:

 

That’s just a taste of some of the moments in Blue Jays social media this week! The guys take on Baltimore today at 4:05 p.m. Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there and #GoJaysGo!

 

 

 

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Joy Frank-Collins is a Communications professional who got her start writing as a journalist at a daily newspaper in southeastern Ohio. She was born in Reds country, but “found” baseball watching the 1986 Mets win the World Series. A long-time Pittsburgh Pirates fan, she added the Blue Jays as her AL team the day they picked up Russell Martin. She lives in Marietta, Ohio, with her family, who all share her passion for baseball. She loves the suicide squeeze, a crisp 6-4-3 double play and catchers. When not obsessing over baseball, Joy likes to work out, travel and drink wine.

Joy Frank-Collins

Joy Frank-Collins is a Communications professional who got her start writing as a journalist at a daily newspaper in southeastern Ohio. She was born in Reds country, but “found” baseball watching the 1986 Mets win the World Series. A long-time Pittsburgh Pirates fan, she added the Blue Jays as her AL team the day they picked up Russell Martin. She lives in Marietta, Ohio, with her family, who all share her passion for baseball. She loves the suicide squeeze, a crisp 6-4-3 double play and catchers. When not obsessing over baseball, Joy likes to work out, travel and drink wine.