Blue Jays Celebrate Moustaches, Moms and Miraculous Basketball

Toronto Blue Jays Get Back Into the Swing of Things, Share Roof Updates and Do Their Part to Help Victims of the Fort McMurray Fires

 

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

Well, as it turns out the world isn’t coming to an end. The Blue Jays are starting to put some numbers on the scoreboard, slumps are being busted all over the place and all of Canada is breathing a big sigh of relief. Shew! They only had five months to turn things around after all…

Out of a Hairy Situation

No one can deny the biggest slump award on the team to date belonged to catcher Russell Martin, who with one crack of the bat and multiple passes of a razor, has fallen back into the good graces of Blue Jays fans far and wide with a walk-off game-winner May 4, 2016. Yes, he shaved his beard off before that game, opting instead for a dashing moustache. And the Internets went wild. The hashtag #Russtache was born and it is likely that legions of men are already working on growing out their own.

https://twitter.com/slugworth23/status/728709680223137792

 

Reppin’ the 6ix – Raptors Style

Aaron Sanchez sure was happy to get back home after the Rays series…

 

Although that enthusiasm may also have had something to do with a certain basketball game that took place that evening.

One in which one Jose Bautista attended with Sanch’s bestie and fellow-starter Marcus Stroman.

#Brothers at the game…??

A photo posted by Jose Bautista (@joeybats19) on

 

Drew Storen also took in the game, although he seemed a little worried about his outfit…

 

Ryan Goins was sure to share the love with the Raps for a game well-played.

On a Serious Note

The devastation caused by wildfires in Fort McMurray is almost unimaginable. And while nothing can replace the property lost, the Blue Jays have put together a fundraising auction to benefit the Canadian Red Cross’ assistance of those impacted. Available through 11 p.m. May 15 are multiple autographed bats, hats and Russell Martin’s game worn jersey from his May 4 walk-off (buttons are missing, but the pink Gatorade stains seem to be all gone).  Do your part to help if you can – by bidding on some cool Blue Jays stuff, texting FIRES to 45678 to make a $10 donation or visit Red Cross Canada’s website.

 

Moms Are the BEST!

Mother’s Day is tomorrow and the Jays haven’t forgotten! During Sunday’s game, the guys will be wearing special hats and jerseys to honor their moms.

mother's day uni cap

 

There are plenty of chances for moms (or their kids) to score some cool stuff from the Jays, the players and their sponsors. Marucci batmakers are offering their Twitter followers a chance to win some cool swag from Joey Bats.

 

Not to be outdone, Sunday is Russell Martin replica jersey day at Rogers Centre, but the the Blue Jays are offering up chances for followers to get their hands on one without the lines…

 

Marcus Stroman was featured in a recent New Era spot with other notable MLB players thanking their moms (and mugging the caps, natch).

 

His mom definitely feels the love:

 

(Special note: we here at Jays From the Couch think it’s a little creepy to stalk players’ family members on social media, we included this tweet because Stroman retweeted it in his timeline)

And because we didn’t get a chance to feature this touching moment between MVP Josh Donaldson and his mom last week, here it is again (I dare you not to tear up!)

 

Roof Woes

Fans are being quite vocal about their desire to have some baseball under the sun in Toronto. Kevin Pillar made his opinions heard, too.

 

The Jays have been testing the roof after recently making upgrades to its control system. Alexis Brudnicki has the scoop:

 

The Blue Jays also weighed in – looks like no natural lighting for the Dodger series at least…

 

Hey – maybe the sun will come out…after the six-game road trip on May 16.

In the Spotlight

Pitcher Joe Biagini is already making a name for himself off of the field for being a “different” type of player with a dry sense of humor and off-beat wit.  Shi Davidi came up with “eccentric” to describe the 25 year-old’s particular approach to baseball and life in a recent interview on the Jeff Blair Show.

 

And Scott MacArthur with TSN compares him to a comedian in his May 4 article.

Josh Donaldson had his own words to describe the pitcher, as well:

 

Whatever it is, as long as he’s productive on the bump, no one is going to complain one bit.

Speaking of Donaldson, 60 Minutes Sports debuted a not-to-be-missed special on the Bringer of Rain on Showtime May 3 (check local listings for reruns).

 

That’s just a taste of some of the moments in Blue Jays social media this week! Enjoy the weekend, hug a mom and #GoJaysGo!

 

 

 

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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.