TORONTO BLUE JAYS SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ: Super Bowl LI, Old Friends and New Music

 

The Toronto Blue Jays players spent time this week focusing on football – Super Bowl LI that is – a sign that Spring Training is on its way.

 

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

 

 

Super Bowl LI

 

Pro-athletes are also sports fans just like everyone else, so its not surprising that a lot of the guys had the Super Bowl on their minds this week…

https://twitter.com/DaltonPompey/status/828393885130948609

 

Pompey’s underdogs almost pulled out the win…but not quite. And he was more than happy to give credit where credit was due…

 

https://twitter.com/DaltonPompey/status/828445738698940416

 

Aaron Sanchez concurred.

 

Pompey’s fellow outfielder Kevin Pillar was torturing everyone sitting at home with a bag of chips and some onion dip by sharing Instas of his fantastic Super Bowl spread…

Superbowl feast thanks to @toomeytaylor @ryansiebel & @j_hartt

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These tot nachos made me cry for my diet just a little…

Can't forget the tot nacho station

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Russell Martin was showing the caterer, Lucille’s Oyster Dive in Montreal, some love for his Super Bowl spread.

@cateringbylucilles thanks for the awesome buffet.🍤🍔🌮. Those ribs were on point.

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He also made sure to promote Badoit mineral water as well. And yes, Russ is wearing a Seattle Seahawks jersey. Curious choice, but I guess he was going with an overall NFL theme…

Stay hydrated. @badoit_official

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Ryan Goins let his superstitions show while watching the game – Toronto Blue Jays management – are you reading this??

 

Ryan Tepera stayed neutral in his support, commiserating a touch with the players as they prepared for the game.

 

Marcus Stroman was multi-tasking during the Big Game – cheering for both teams, it seemed, and dropping a track with Duke grad/former pro-ball player turned musician and Esquire-tv star Mike Stud…

 

Helping Out and Old Friend

 

Ezequiel Carrera was spotted in Cleveland a few weeks ago hanging out with the Indians’ newest DH Edwin Encarnacion.

Visiting my brother in Cleveland @encadwin Visitando a mi hermano en Cleveland.

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If you’re still hurting over Encarnacion’s departure from the Blue Jays, avert your eyes now – this is gonna hurt…

 

Perhaps he was helping Edwin plan his annual 6 to Camp Day in the Dominican Republic.

En La Romana apoyando la actividad #campday#baseballclinic

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The roster of “instructors” at the camp read like a who’s who of Dominican (and beyond) current and former major leaguers.

Gracias a todos mis compañero y amigos por el apoyo bendiciones para todo #campdayencarnacion

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Zeke caught up with new member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Vladimir Guerreo and did what any fan would – asked for a pic!

Guess who…? #supervlad27 The best👌⚾️

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Art Lovers

 

Recently while covering the story about graphic artist Ed Chee, we learned that Jason Grilli enjoys art, especially of the fan variety. That is until…

 

Russell Martin takes his art a bit more seriously, recently Instagramming a portrait of sorts of his newest investment.

New painting on the wall! @yoakimbelanger is a fantastic artist. Love his work @galerieleroyer .photo by @hanzgaron

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Russ also appreciates fan art.

 

Words of Wisdom

 

Last week it was Jason Grill, this week Dalton Pompey. Turning a Players’ Tribune regular piece, Letter to my Younger Self, on its head, the centerfielder penned a note to his future self on Instagram. The lessons aren’t things you have to be a pro to learn from.

To #MyFutureSelf: Have love for yourself allowing you to love others. Continue to pursue things that make you happy, instead of what makes others happy or what looks good. Also know change is good! So don't be afraid, embrace it. One of the strongest messages you'll ever know… "You live in the past, you die in the past" thus keep moving forward and don't look back. Set daily attainable goals everyday to improve yourself mentally, physically and emotionally. I hope future self that you continue to keep inspiring others through your actions on and off the field. Have passion, dedication and determination in whatever you do to be the best version of yourself that YOU can possibly be… What would you tell your future self?

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And as a bonus, Marcus Stroman shared this video to illustrate the positive impact his HDMH brand is having everywhere. When kids start doing school presentations about you, you know you’ve keyed into something…

 

That’s all from the Internets for this week – we’ll be back next week with more offseason antics from the Toronto Blue Jays!

 

 

 

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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.