Well Rested After Some Fun in the Sun, the Blue Jays are Ready to Go!

Toronto Blue Jays Relax, Recharge, Represent and Ready (themselves for the next half)


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




Just like baseball players need a break mid-season, so do writers. But after a few week hiatus, the Jays from the Couch Social Media Buzz is back with all sorts of fun details about the guys’ breaks and how they’re gearing up for the second half of the season.



Vacation All I Ever Wanted…

The baseball season is a grind – no two ways around it. And while everyone wants to be an All Star, those players and managers who aren’t selected to play in the mid-season classic get a glorious four days away from the field where their bodies and minds can rest and rejuvenate and they can catch up on some dearly-needed time with family and friends.

Jason Grilli caught up with his Frenchie, Glover.

Happily reunited with Glover and family! #frenchbully #reunitedanditfeelssogood

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Drew Storen and his pup hopped a jet home.

Thank you @8760experience and @alpalagonia @apollojetsllc for getting me home for All Star Break!!!

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Russell Martin spent some time on the water, recharging and WATCHING, as he was careful to point out,

And then there was the crew of Marcus Stroman, Devon Travis, Troy Tulowitzki, Ryan Goins and Stroman’s his best friend Ryan Bahnsen aka Baby Bahn Bahn, who jaunted off for some fun in the sun in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Stro – king of social media – chronicled much of the trip.



There’s always a few people in the group who just can’t leave work behind, not even for a few days – like Roberto Osuna, who was staying loose over break and enjoying some sunshine in Toronto


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and Kevin Pillar, who, practiced his fielding with the aid of a drone.

Jose Bautista, still sidelined with turf-toe, got in some endorsement work during the break – checking out Marucci’s latest designs and modeling some gear.


Meanwhile, at the All Star Game

The reigning AL MVP was everywhere in San Diego, and seemed to be having a blast!


From the ultra-cool tools of his trade he received in the clubhouse


to kidding around at a replica set of Anchorman


to getting all spiffed up for that red carpet.


Aaron Sanchez, in his first All Star appearance, spent little time filling his own social media timelines and more time marveling at his career path…

#TBT Crazy how somethings come full circle in life. 2009- Aflac All American 2016- MLB All Star SURREAL!!

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Edwin Encarnacion, having played in three All Star Games now, was all about feeling the love on the field.

#ASG2016 #platanopower

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Otro de lo nuestro @marte06 con @iplbaseball

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#sandiego #ASG2016#torontobluejays

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Michael Saunders aka Captain Canada, expressed his appreciation for fans voting him into the game during the media call.


Reunited and it Feels so Good (yes, I stole this from Grilli)

While the break was undoubtedly important and helpful for every guy on the team, it doesn’t meant they weren’t hungry to get back on the field

In the Spotlight

SportsNet will re-broadcast Blue Jays Best, so if you missed out on Joe Biagini’s antics the first time around, tune in…


Just in case you’ve also been away on some far-flung destination, whiling away the days until baseball came back and are wondering what all the talk about bagged milk and J.A. Happ is about – here’s the story.

If you’re a parent or guardian or can maybe just pass for a little kid, join Roberto Osuna next Saturday for a pitching clinic:


That’s just a taste of some of the moments in Blue Jays social media this week! The guys take on the Athletics today in the Bay Area at 4:05 p.m. Have a great weekend and #GoJaysGo!







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.