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Bat Flips and Maple Dips - A Blue Jays Podcast

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Baseball podcast from a couple of guys who love the game. The main focus will be on the Toronto Blue Jays, but we will dabble in the league as a whole and touch on other subjects occasionally.

Baseball podcast from a couple of guys who love the game. The main focus will be on the Toronto Blue Jays, but we will dabble in the league as a whole and touch on other subjects occasionally.




Baseball podcast from a couple of guys who love the game. The main focus will be on the Toronto Blue Jays, but we will dabble in the league as a whole and touch on other subjects occasionally.








BFMD Episode 196 - Spicy Series in Chicago

Doug Eddings is an awful umpire. Justin and Patrick go off on what was the worst called game of the 2022 season, and start a GoFundMe to get Doug Eddings laser eye surgery. The guys then briefly review the rest of the series with the White Sox before previewing the Brewers starters for the weekend.


BFMD Episode 195 - Home Run Cycle Salvages Series

The Blue Jays managed to salvage the third game of the series against the mighty Yankees over the weekend. Pitching was the key difference in the first two games with the Yankees holding the Jays to a combined 3 runs. Justin and Patrick preview the upcoming trip to Chicago for 3 games against a White Sox team that now has both Lance Lynn and perhaps Tim Anderson back and healthy. It should be a fun series! We'll be back on Thursday to preview the series with the Brew Crew!


BFMD Episode 194 - What's Up With Kikuchi?

Justin & Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The guys discuss the past week and dive into the numbers for the starting pitchers to highlight areas of strength and weakness. Why won't Kikuchi throw more changeups? What's up with Gausman? Also on the show: Vladdy is okay, the Jays are fine, Ryu is done for the season (maybe next year too), CFL & F1 Thank you for listening!


BFMD Episode 193 - It's Moreno Time

The Blue Jays are promoting MLB's 4th best prospect this weekend with Gabriel Moreno joining the team in Detroit. Justin and Patrick discuss what that means for the Blue Jays catching situation, and what Moreno brings to the table. The guys then dive into the bullpen where the Jays will need to cut the roster down by one. Who is safe? Who is on the bubble?


BFMD Episode 192 - Rose Coloured Sunglasses

The Blue Jays left their sunglasses in the dugout and lost the series to the Twins this weekend. Plenty of runs were scored over the weekend, with home runs and defensive issues leading to two losses for the Jays. Justin and Patrick talk Berrios, the bench, Ricky Tiedemann, the Royals, and more!


BFMD Episode 191 - Blue Jays Catchers Can't Stop Hitting

Winners of eight games in a row, the Jays are getting outstanding production from their catchers. Justin and Patrick break that down along with the White Sox series sweeeeeeeeep. The guys also preview the Twins series and talk about plant-based cooking.


BFMD Episode 190 - When do You Call Up Groshans?

The Blue Jays have swept the Angels and the bats have awakened! Justin and Patrick break down the offensive and pitching numbers from the past 7 days, and discuss the strength of schedule rankings. The guys talk Jordan Groshans and what needs to happen for him to get the call to the Show. The White Sox are coming to town without Tim Anderson who is hitting the IL. Can they hang with the Jays?


BFMD Episode 189 - Danny Jansen is the GOAT

Danny Jansen hit two home runs in a game and solidified his place as the greatest player of all time this week. Long time BFMD listeners will also know that the feat means that Justin has to buy a Jano jersey! Justin and Patrick discuss the past 5 games, preview the Angels series, dive into Santiago Espinal's season, the bullpen, and whether or not the bats are back. Also, Star Wars!


BFMD Episode 188 - Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays? Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price? The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend!


BFMD Episode 187 - Terrible Time at the Trop

Another disappointing weekend of Blue Jays baseball has come to an end. The team dropped two of three to the Rays and now returns home for a series with Seattle. The good news is that the team has everyone from their Opening Day lineup back minus Cavan Biggio, so hopefully a consistent lineup will help them heat up. Justin and Patrick recap the series and preview the three game set that starts Monday against Seattle.


BFMD Episode 186 - Time to Change the Lineup?

After two tough games in the Bronx, the Jays head to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rays for the first time this season. Hyun-jin Ryu will return on Saturday to join the rotation, with Kevin Gausman and Alek Manoah starting Friday and Sunday. The guys discuss lineup configurations and how they would change the batting order if given the chance. Could Espinal bat 2nd? Where would you stick Bo? We'll be back on Sunday!


BFMD Episode 185 - Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update

After a rough week of games against the Yankees and Guardians, Justin and Patrick break down where it all went wrong and what to look for as the Jays head to the Bronx for two games. The guys also dive into the farm system to bring you up to speed on who is standing out in early in the minor league season. We'll be back to recap the two games in New York and to preview the Blue Jays series against the Rays.


BFMD Episode 184 - Springer & Romano Save Series Win

Bo Bichette is heating up at the right time because hits are at a premium for the Toronto Blue Jays these days. The Jays were able to escape with a series win on the strength of a HR from Bo and a great catch by George Springer. The Jays prepare to welcome to red hot Yankees to Toronto before heading out to Cleveland later in the week. Justin and Patrick break down the series, discuss Espinal's offensive emergence, and preview the upcoming games.


BFMD Episode 183 - Bo Blast & Springer Dinger Beat Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays have not lost a series so far in 2021. The bats have yet to heat up but they are finding ways to win games with great pitching and timely home runs. Justin and Patrick break down the series with Boston and tee up the upcoming series with Houston. The guys also provide injury updates, discuss air fryers, and Mike Trout. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 182 - Houston, We Have a SantiaGOAT

Behind a stellar series from Santiago Espinal, and pitching from Alek Manoah and the bullpen the Toronto Blue Jays were able to keep the Houston Astros on the launchpad after a series win. What's going on with Bo Bichette? Justin and Patrick dive into the numbers to see if they can solve the puzzling start he's had. Also on the show: Vladdy hit a bundle of singles, Zack Collins sent a baseball to the moon, and Lourdes Gurriel had an odyssey in left field. After a 4-2 road trip the Jays...


BFMD Episode 181 - Gausman Baffles Boston

Behind strong pitching from Kevin Gausman, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to take two of three games at Fenway Park. The Jays also got a quality start from Jose Berrios, and a solid outing from Yusei Kikuchi as the rotation attempts to stabilize. The Jays head to Houston for the weekend and will meet up with Justin Verlander and the Astros for three games. Also on the show: Blue Jays Star Wars day promotion, cheese, rare Mets W, Miggy Watch


BFMD Episode 180 - Gurriel & Manoah Lead Jays to Series Win

The Toronto Blue Jays took two of three games from the Oakland Athletics over the weekend. The guys lead off the episode with news about Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez. In this episode we discuss Ross Stripling, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Alek Manoah, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Zack Collins and their contributions this weekend. The guys also preview the Red Sox series and discuss what the Jays need to do over their next 20 games in order to call it a successful stretch. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 179 - Early Season Split in the Bronx

The Toronto Blue Jays have left the Bronx with 2 wins and a series split against the New York Yankees. Vladdy had a 3 HR game, Alek Manoah was dealing, and Kevin Gausman showed fans why he is worth big money! The bats also went cold for two games, and the Jays lost Teoscar Hernandez to injury. Justin and Patrick break down the series, tee up the weekend at home against Oakland, and discuss Jackie Robinson Day which takes place on Friday! Thanks for listening! If you like us, leave a...


BFMD Episode 178 - Berrios Bombs, Jays Hit Dingers

The Blue Jays opened their season with a series win against the Rangers in Toronto. The crowds were awesome all weekend! Jose Berrios was only able to get 1 out in the Home Opener, and Hyun-jin Ryu got rocked in his start too. The pitching definitely needs to catch up to the hitting, as both teams combined for over 40 runs. Justin and Patrick break down the series, the Zimmer trade, and preview the Yankees series.


BFMD Episode 177 - 2022 Season Preview with Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson makes his return to the mic on BFMD in what has become a tradition for us: the annual season preview show! Justin, Patrick and Chris dive into the Blue Jays roster and go position by position to tell you what to expect, who to watch for to make noise, and areas of weakness for the club. As always, the guys make their annual predictions for overall record, awards, and breakout players. Thanks for listening!