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Sports Still the greatest homer in Blue Jays history

21:02  12 october  2017
21:02  12 october  2017 Source:   thestar.com

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The home run Roberto Alomar hit off Dennis Eckersley in the ALCS 25 years ago Wednesday – and if that doesn’t make you feel old, I’m not sure what will – has to be the most significant hit in Blue Jays history , right?

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Mentioned this yesterday on the tweeter machine when it actually was the anniversary but probably bears repeating.

The home run Roberto Alomar hit off Dennis Eckersley in the ALCS 25 years ago Wednesday – and if that doesn’t make you feel old, I’m not sure what will – has to be the most significant hit in Blue Jays history, right?

I remember sitting at the Thanksgiving dinner table at whatever Casa Doug was a quarter of a century ago with one eye on the television and the drama of the homer was incredible.

It led to the first World Series, took a big monkey off the collective back of the franchise, it came off the game’s premier reliever at the time; all of that makes it the most important one ever.

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The rest is history . Here are eight homers that fit into the most memorable category. 8. Blue Jays Hit A Record 10 Against Baltimore. 14, 1987, the Jays were still at the top of the standings when Baltimore came to town. It was the first game of a three-game set, one which the Orioles would rather

Where does Roberto Alomar rank among the 40 greatest Blue Jays of all time? Look Out World. Alomar's historic homer in Game 4 of the 1992 ALCS erased years of near misses with a single, glorious swing.

Rounding out the top three, and this is where we might diverge on opinion:

The bat flip

Given all that had gone on in what remains the best single baseball inning I’ve ever witnessed, the Bautista homer has to be second. If you have a half an hour, go back and watch that inning from top to bottom, it’s chilling.

Touch ‘em all, Joe

Yes, it won a World Series and there’ve only been Carter’s and Mazeroski’s that can be put in that category and, having been in the SkyDome when it went out, I can tell you the building almost shook with the noise and energy when it went out.

But there was also a feeling they would have gotten to Mitch Williams anyway and even if they didn’t want to think about it there was a Game 7 to fall back on if they needed it and that’s why I’ve got it at No. 3.

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He was one of the greatest to ever play the game, so to even come close to who he was is success Dad is one of the most famous players in the history of Cuban baseball. Lourdes Sr. played for the The 30-year-old Solarte also became the ninth Blue Jay player all-time to homer from both sides of The Blue Jays put Donaldson through a series of running drills on Thursday afternoon, but he still

The one Ed Sprague hit in Atlanta in the World Series and, perhaps, Edwin’s shot a year ago would likely wrap up a top five.

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This is long but it’s good and who doesn’t need a little Jethro Tull in their day?

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Bautista bat flip comes in second on one list © Provided by Toronto Star Bautista bat flip comes in second on one list

Noticed the news out of Phoenix last night that the Suns have waived training camp invitee Anthony Bennett, ending another shot the former No. 1 pick had at sticking in the league.

It was a longshot to begin with, as most camp invitations with no guarantees are but I wonder now what might be next for him.

I don’t know that there are a lot of big paying, major jobs in Europe that are open now and maybe it’s the G League where he has to go to (a) make some money and (b) try to keep his career going.

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Speaking of invitations, the Raptors added a warm body to camp for the last week when they signed guard Davion Berry to a deal.

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The Blue Jays ’ Edwin Encarnacion after winning the game with a three-run homer . Then it was time for Jimenez, and still not Britton. Soon the Blue Jays were celebrating, and moving on to Texas. “ Great ballgame,” Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons said.

In particular, 2015 marked an offensive zenith in Blue Jays history , as they led all of baseball with 232 home runs and nearly had three players reach the 40- homer mark (Josh Donaldson Despite being a below average hitter, Borders is still considered one of the greatest players in franchise history

Don’t get too worked up, it was done in part to give them another guy for practice scrimmages and sets up the 905s to add a player. The deal is what’s known as an Exhibit 10 contract, which means that when Berry is inevitably waived here, he’ll get a $50,000 bonus if he spends 60 days with the G League team out here in Hazelville.

It’s part of the new collective bargaining agreement and was put in place in part to keep good young players in North America by making it at least a bit more financially lucrative to stay in the G League rather than head to Europe.

It’s explained far more fully by Blake over at Raptors Republic, which should be your go-to spot for G League information, it is for me.

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Could use some more mail to set up the weekend so go on over to askdoug@thestar.ca and do what you do, will you? Thanks.

And back on an airplane today to a different time zone so I may be a wee bit later tomorrow morning than usual but we’ll be here with the usual fare. Thanks for understanding.

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Kinda routine around the Raptors yesterday – this little tome was what I got out of it – and we’ve settled into what Dwane Casey quite correctly calls the dog days of training camp.

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And considering there’s only one game and maybe six practices to go until things open for real next Thursday, the challenge is going to be finding fresh and interesting stories to tell each day.
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One thing Casey seems determined to do is keep his fifth starter to himself until next Thursday. We try almost every day to see if he’s closer to determining whether it’ll be Powell or Miles and he’s not playing along, which is entirely understandable.

I don’t think it’s all that big deal – my total guess and opinion is that it will and should be Powell – because it’s far more important who plays the majority of minutes together later in the game rather than who gets the first six or eight before they start subbing guys in and out.

But we’re going to have to wait to find out so I hope everyone’s okay with that.

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Think it might be a bit fun to be on a stool somewhere in Chicago tonight when the Cubs are playing Game 5 of the NLDS?

Better get myself to Pippin’s in good time to secure seats; I was toying with the idea of going to Wrigleyville to some spot but I figure they’ll be packed long before my plane touches down.

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