As the regular season approaches, Toronto Blue Jays pitchers shine – Stroman in the WBC, Grilli in an epic throwback and Frankie in a mohawk.
We scoured social media to bring you the best the Internet has to offer in this collection of Toronto Blue Jays Social Media Buzz.
Like Father, Like Son
If this Insta from Jason Grilli doesn’t hit you in the feels, check your pulse…
Ryan Tepera had his own flashback photo with his dad to share.
— Ryan Tepera (@RTepera) March 21, 2017
And this isn’t a throwback photo yet – but Jose Bautista, and the rest of the men on Team Dominican Republic formed a bond that MLB teams won’t break during their time in the World Baseball Classic.
What a journey with my brothers, we didnt get the outcome we wanted but we loved every second of playing with each o https://t.co/iZmML1Pbaj
— Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) March 19, 2017
And while Big Earl isn’t in this group, Marcus Stroman keeps things all in the family too, bringing some of his fam along as he helped Team USA make it to the finals of the World Baseball Classic.
World Baseball Classic
And while we’re talking about Marcus Stroman – like the rest of the world! – how ’bout that performance last night, eh? And against a team he could have actually represented (he’s Puerto Rican on his mother’s side in case you didn’t know). Baseball storylines don’t get much better than that!
— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) March 23, 2017
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 23, 2017
The rest of the world learned last night just how special this guy is – and how lethal that Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation is…
— MLB (@MLB) March 23, 2017
— WBC Baseball (@WBCBaseball) March 23, 2017
Style and Swagger
(I promise this entire article won’t be a Stroman lovefest – just bear with me…) Stro has a reputation for dressing well, and not just in the eyes of his adoring fans. Team USA teammates see it too…
— Cait Anderson (@TheCaitAnderson) March 21, 2017
Francisco Liriano updated his ‘do recently and it didn’t go unnoticed – especially by fellow pitcher and former Pittsburgh Pirates teammate AJ Burnett. He commented, “Sick hair #mohawk.” Burnett was quite the fan of that particular hairstyle himself.
Kevin Pillar is rocking some fine looking footwear these days, thanks to Adidas.
Always Time for Fans
Roberto Osuna knows how to make a person’s day. twice. Not only did this fan get to chat and take photos with him, but he got a coveted retweet too!
Also – How long has Osuna had braces?
— Sergio Flores (@sergio_flores5) March 14, 2017
So does Marcus Stroman
Nice meeting y'all! https://t.co/EREljTDDCU
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) March 21, 2017
— Adelson & Weiss (@adelsonweiss) March 21, 2017
WestJet really knows how to get peoples’ attention. Like, who doesn’t want to know what’s up with Aaron Sanchez and this adorable puppy?
Let’s just hope the two ads are only LOOSELY connected…
— WestJet (@WestJet) March 8, 2017
Speaking of dogs – Josh Donaldson‘s is still as cute as ever.
Words of Wisdom
This world can be hard to navigate sometimes. But baseball can always get you through. This week’s words of wisdom come from the Bringer of Rain himself:
Important lesson for everyone today. " The only difference between feedback and criticism is the way you hear it." -Tim Grover
— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) March 18, 2017
That’s it for this edition of the Toronto Blue Jays Social Media Buzz. Have a great week and #GoJaysGo (I’d use #LetsRise, but the lack of apostrophe still hurts this grammar nerd).
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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.