THERE IS NO ESCAPE: A fan is grabbed by security as he tries to climb over the outfield wall after running onto the field and sliding into second base during a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox in Toronto, Ontario, April 7, 2013. (Photo: Tyler Anderson/National Post)
When already-legendary Blue Jays pitcher Dickey was in Grade 7, a teacher submitted a poem of his to a statewide contest, which he ended up winning. At the time he was struggling with the ramifications of abuse, and the success buoyed him: “From then on, I knew that I wanted to write. Unpacking literature and writing for me came very natural.” READ MORE: natpo.st/13AS6BU
A close-up photo posted on Twitter by Toronto resident James Greenhalgh shows the words “TU ERE MARICON” — Spanish for “You’re a faggot” — printed in white on the black tape Escobar was wearing below his eyes. The phrase was also visible in a photo that moved to media outlets on Saturday by Getty Images’ wire service.
Edwin Encarnacion circled the bases on a single, and nobody came even close to tagging him out. More than 42,000 fans were on their feet, cheering and grinning.
Encarnacion’s eighth-inning romp was the pivotal play in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings. Afterward, Encarnacion was chuckling about it too.
“A lot of fun,” he said. “A little tired too. Long way.”
The walkoff winner scored on another single, this one whacked to the left-centre field wall by Rajai Davis. But without Encarnacion’s daring dash, the game probably would not have reached the 10th inning. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
Defence first: In a 7-3 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday, the Blue Jays backed starter Ricky Romero early with some splendid defensive plays. They did not often hit safely, but they made the most of seven hits – along with three errors by Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.
Jose Bautista and Adam Lind burst out of mini-slumps. Bautista contributed a home run and sacrifice fly. Lind had a two-run homer and two singles, all to the opposite field and all with two strikes. Brett Lawrie hit his second homer. Photo: Mike Cassese/Reuters
Toronto Blue Jays minor-league hitting coach Chad Mottola looks at a small lizard that one of the players put on his shoulder before their Grapefruit League baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida March 4, 2012. The Jays won 8-5. Photo: Mike Cassese/Reuters
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero throws in the bullpen during practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin. Follow the latest news from Florida on our website. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Cassese
They’re ba-ack …Toronto Blue Jays batter Jose Bautista stretches between Rajai Davis and Travis Snider during batting practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida. Photo: Mike Cassese/Reuters