The Toronto Blue Jays put the bow on Spring Training while getting in some family time, goofing off with dairy products and challenging fans.
We scoured social media to bring you the best the Internet has to offer in this collection of Toronto Blue Jays Social Media Buzz.
Countdown to Montreal
The Toronto Blue Jays are taking their show in the road, for two games in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 31 and April 1. Russell Martin is is hyped for his third Spring Training exhibition series in a Blue Jays uniform in the ballpark of his childhood dreams – are you?
Help a Grilli Out!
Jason Grilli is asking for some help captioning this Insta shot – not sure if you win anything, maybe the love and adoration of a great reliever…isn’t that enough?
Kevin Pillar is also making a request of his followers on Instagram…or is that a challenge?
I'm #NeverDone finding new ways to train for the season. This is called the “garbage can race”. @mcdavid97 and @tessavirtue17 are good on their skates, but can they top me off ice? Or how about you @simmyhov21? #teamadidas Any of my followers willing to give this a shot? Bring it on. Post a vid, tag me and use the hashtags #NeverDone #teamadidas if you think you can beat me!
While some people may think the lifestyle of a professional baseball player involves never-ending parties and late-night parties with gaggles of friends and people hanging on their every word – Francisco Liriano‘s Insta tells a different tale:
#Cuties #Adorbs #ThisIsWhatLifeIsAllAbout #Kiddos
Speaking of kids, former MLBer Eric Byrnes is wondering if he brought the right kid home from the hospital…Josh Donaldson was keeping mum on the paternity issue, but did have some high praise for the kid’s form…
— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) March 29, 2017
Not sure how I feel bout the kids swing at 5 being better than mine was at 35… Mohawk just a matter of time 👶 https://t.co/ZAOaRvtZuq
— Eric James Byrnes (@byrnes22) March 29, 2017
Ezequiel Carrera may be working his tail off on the field during Spring Training, but his “pups” are enjoying themselves at the beach!
Zeke, with his twin girls, is in the perfect position to offer up some advice to Kevin Pillar, who just learned that he and wife, Amanda, are expecting a baby girl. Congrats!
MLB The Show
Yes, the long-awaited 2017 edition of MLB The Show debuted March 28, and despite all of the server issues, people are loving the action, including Roberto Osuna, who retweeted this post from a fan:
— Emmanuel Millanes (@Millanes_21) March 27, 2017
Aaron Sanchez graces the cover of the Canadian version. He shared his thoughts on the honor with the folks at PlayStation Canada.
— PlayStation Canada (@PlayStationCA) March 28, 2017
Same Bagged Milk, Different Pitcher
Last year it was JA Happ creating a the bagged milk storyline. This year, at least right now, it seems Ryan Tepera, is the point man for the fun. One would think that as a pitcher in the Jays system since 2009, who has spent a little time in Toronto, he’d have tried Canadian milk delivery systems by now. But I guess he just eats a lot of meals out or in the clubhouse…
— Ryan Tepera (@RTepera) March 25, 2017
After the taste test, perhaps fueled by all of that dairy protein, he had a little milk bullpen sesh…
— Ryan Tepera (@RTepera) March 26, 2017
Words of Wisdom
This week, Marcus Stroman helps us find our inner calm, no matter what is happening on the outside, with this message:
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) March 29, 2017
And Jose Bautista reminds us to always consider the company we keep:
That’s it for this edition of the Toronto Blue Jays Social Media Buzz. Have a great week and Jays fans, #LetsRise!
WRITER’S NOTE: I will be at the series in Montreal, likely loaded down by the weight of a loaded down camera bag and agog at seeing The Big O for the first time. Please give a shout, wave or say hello if you see me, I love chatting up Jays fans when I travel!
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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.