The Toronto Blue Jays are enjoying an offseason of sports including football, golf, hockey and ping pong (ohh, and a little baseball, too!).
We scoured social media to bring you the best the Internet has to offer in this collection of Toronto Blue Jays Social Media Buzz.
It’s an oft-used phrase in baseball that after a long and difficult road trip, a little “home cooking” can do wonders for a team. For Edwin Encarnacion, that extends into the offseason – he’s definitely enjoying himself some native food and brews at home in the Dominican Republic.
And just in time for holiday shopping, Edwin launched an online shop, EE10, recently – which features a variety of shirts for men, women and kids.
— Edwin Encarnacion (@Encadwin) October 5, 2016
Marcus Stroman’s HDMH brand launched its long-awaited apparel line to huge success earlier this fall. After just a short time on the market, they had to restock several of their most popular items. Don’t worry though – they were ready to go again November 2 (but I’d order quickly, these items are flying as fast as MamaStro can ship them out!)
— HDMH Apparel (@HDMHApparel) November 2, 2016
And in case anyone is looking for a birthday or Christmas present for me, one of these in a small would be just perfect!
— HDMH Apparel (@HDMHApparel) November 4, 2016
Stroman is getting in some quality time with the family during the offseason. He even played the part of a spectator recently – cheering on his little brother during a football game. How’s that for a role reversal?
He’s balancing family time with workouts…
Back in the gym training. Dreams don't chase themselves. Work ethic is the most important aspect of the journey! #HDMH
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) November 3, 2016
And, of course, time with the guys…
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) November 5, 2016
Jose Bautista is maintaining a fairly low social profile these days – but he did whip out the emojis for this recent TBT.
— Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) November 4, 2016
— Somos Liceistas! (@SomosLiceistas) November 3, 2016
Dalton Pompey also reacted, very truthfully on Twitter, to the photo above…which actually deserves its own laughing/crying emoji response:
And while the will-he-or-won’t-he? scenario surrounding Bautista and Encarnacion will continue to play out during the Hot Stove season, Melvin Upton Jr. is not holding back his hopes for where he ends up next season.
Had an amazing experience in the 6. @BlueJays fans are amazing. Thank you for the support. Hope to see you all in 2017!
— Melvin Upton Jr. (@MelvinUptonJr) October 26, 2016
Kevin Pillar recently underwent surgery to repair a thumb that bothered him throughout the season. He’s recovering in style, taking in an LA Kings game from fantastic seats!
Russell Martin hasn’t posted about attending any games this offseason, although he did Insta quite a back and forth game of ping pong on the deck of his Florida home recently.
Ryan Goins spent his Saturday like a lot of sports fans – tailgating at a college football game.
Josh Donaldson was really happy he didn’t bring any rain to his recent golf outing, where he makes some pretty big claims about his golf game against the GOAT:
— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) November 5, 2016
And while Donaldson may have won some cash – Roberto Osuna was recently honored with a National Sports Award in his native Mexico.
— CONADE (@CONADE) November 4, 2016
Osuna was obviously honored, tweeting “Thank you Mexico and Thank You people who believed in me!”
— Roberto Osuna (@RobertoOsuna1) November 4, 2016
And finally, the Blue Jays fell short of the World Series this season, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t watching and cheering like the rest of us. Of course, they were also cheering for their friends and in some cases, former teammates, too…
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) November 3, 2016
Im glad John smoltz thinks it's easy to bunt 95 with cut ?? that's like me saying pitching is easy because I have a 0.00 ERA in the show
— Ryan Goins (@rgoins17) November 3, 2016
Best game I've watched #WorldSeries
— Aaron Sanchez (@A_Sanch41) November 3, 2016
That’s all from the Internets for this week – we’ll be back next weekend with more offseason antics from the Toronto Blue Jays!
* Writer’s note: For the purposes of this fun little curation, I refer to the Blue Jays official roster of players. As we enter Hot Stove season, that will be continue to be my guideline: as players are added, they will be added to my list and included in these posts; as they leave, I will monitor their social media accounts to include any posts relevant to their time with the Blue Jays before moving on.
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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.