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:
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.
Never witnessed a three-homer game live in my life. Saundo was lefty cookin' out there! @BlueJays
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) June 18, 2016
Michael Saunders #BeastMode
— Russell Martin (@russellmartin55) June 18, 2016
Jays fans celebrated the hat trick the proper way:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 18, 2016
But it confused some Orioles fans…
Blue Jays fans are actually throwing their hats on the field. They are the trashiest fans in baseball. Period.
— Not MASN Orioles (@MASNOriolez) June 18, 2016
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.
— Ryan Goins (@rgoins17) June 15, 2016
Kevin Pillar was also pretty stoked to see this moment happen.
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) June 15, 2016
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…
— Amanda Pillar (@amandathon) June 11, 2016
(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:
— Jose Meowtista (@JoseMeowtista) June 13, 2016
And when he isn’t signing bats for tiny kittens, he’s creating art for fans.
Original "Joe Biagini" one of a kind artwork! pic.twitter.com/eiUJJ4gvDX
— ⚾️ Alan Clough ⚾️ (@AlanClough) June 12, 2016
Roberto Osuna might not give fans drawings, but he is happy to pose for a photo when spied out and about:
— Miss (@Michelle_Rene_) June 13, 2016
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!
Marcus Stroman’s #TBT this week hit us right in the feels – especially with Father’s Day right around the corner:
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) June 16, 2016
Speaking of #TBT, reliever Jason Grilli’s gives fans a taste of the history between one of the best batteries in baseball…
A photo posted by grillcheese49 (@grillcheese49) on
And while you’re at it – isn’t this drawing the coolest?
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).
— Ed Chee (@cheechoo98) June 11, 2016
And as a final thought, we leave you with these words of wisdom from Grilli:
— Jason Grilli (@GrillCheese49) June 15, 2016
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:
— Tim and Sid (@timandsid) June 17, 2016
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.