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Bat Flips and Maple Dips - A Toronto 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 213 - Bats Beat Up Boston

The Toronto Blue Jays ended their regular season home schedule with a sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Justin and Patrick break down the highlights, provide updates on the standings, and updates on Espinal and Gurriel Jr. The guys tee up the Baltimore series and look forward to the postseason which will start on Friday!


BFMD Episode 212 - Blue Jays Clinch & Manoah Gives Back

Thanks to the Boston Red Sox the Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a postseason berth! The Jays currently hold the top wild card spot with 6 games remaining and control their own destiny. Justin and Patrick break down the standings, the upcoming series against Boston, and talk about Alek Manoah's charitable efforts.


BFMD Episode 211 - Manoah in Postseason Form

Alek Manoah and Ross Stripling helped the Blue Jays get a split with the Rays. Whit Merrifield and George Springer provided timely home runs as the Jays inch closer to clinching a Wild Card spot. Albert Pujols hit 700. Justin and Patrick break it all down and preview the final regular season matchup against the Yankees.


BFMD Episode 210 - Jays Jockeying for Position

After another winning week of baseball the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves leading the AL Wild Card Race. Justin & Patrick break down the standings, remaining games, and potential playoff matchups. Who pitches in the playoff rotation?


BFMD Episode 209 - Bring on the Rays

The Blue Jays capped off an 8-2 road trip with a loss to the Rangers but still won the series. Up next is a FIVE game series against the Tampa Bays Rays including a Loonie Dogs double header. Can Espinal win a gold glove? What's going on with Vladdy?


BFMD Episode 208 - Manoah Sits Down Orioles

chirp chirp After a 6-1 start to the road trip, Justin and Patrick break down the MLB standings and what it means for the Blue Jays. The guys discuss Texas, Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and the schedule ahead.


BFMD Episode 207 - Zimmer, Bo, Crucial Games

Justin and Patrick return to discuss what was an eventful week and month for the Blue Jays. The team swept the Red Sox, got swept by the Angels, and took two of three against the Cubs. They still hold a playoff spot but it isn't comfortable. Bradley Zimmer is back and the guys try (not really) to find the reason why that is. It's going to be a difficult schedule for the team in September!


BFMD Episode 206 - Berrios & Gausman Dominate Yankees

Winners of 3 out of 4 games in the Bronx, the Blue Jays now head to Boston for 3 games at Fenway. Justin and Patrick break down what went right for the Jays against the Yankees including great starting pitching, some timely hitting, and a couple of temper tantrums for Gerrit Cole. Pujols is 8 HR away from 700. Can he get there? Ohtani or Judge for AL MVP. Updates on Orelvis and Moreno. We'll be off for a bit due to some travelling. Enjoy meaningful baseball!


BFMD Episode 205 - State of the Blue Jays Union

The Blue Jays bats woke up for one inning and they were able to salvage a win against Baltimore. Ross Stripling returned from the IL and was dominant. Should we be worried about Manoah's innings count? Kikuchi is in the bullpen. Is he a lost cause or can he be re-invented?


BFMD Episode 204 - Prospect Highlights & Jays Slumping

Justin and Patrick are BACK with an update on some of their favourite prospects in the Blue Jays system. The guys discuss the disappointing weekend against Cleveland, preview another Baltimore series, and debate whether or not the Jays can go with 3 catchers again next season assuming Moreno is ready. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 203 - Is Kikuchi Done as a Starter?

Justin and Patrick are back after a week off to discuss all things Blue Jays. The guys talk about what should be done with the rotation when Stripling returns, the Teoscar resurgence, and provide and in depth look at the standings. With the Guardians coming to town, the guys dissect the potential pitching matchups and let you know which players will be key for both teams. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 202 - Deadline Boosts Bullpen & Bench

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Antony Bass, Zach Pop, Mitch White, and Whit Merrifield on what turned out to be a busy trade deadline. Juan Soto was dealt to the Padres for a bucket of prospects, Eric Hosmer caused chaos, and Montas ended up with the Yankees. Justin & Patrick break down the trades, recap the series in Tampa, and preview the upcoming games against the Twins. Rest in peace Vin Scully. You will be missed.


BFMD Episode 201 - Chapman Hits Dingers & Cold Stove

Justin & Patrick are back to recap the Blue Jays series win against the Tigers and to discuss all of the trades that haven't been made. The guys dive into the latest Jays trade rumours for Montas and Quintana, discuss the stellar weekend from Matt Chapman, and preview the two games coming up in Tampa. We'll be back Wednesday evening to recap the trade deadline and Rays series before the Jays head the Minnesota.


BFMD Episode 200 - Shift Hurting Gausman & Stupid Trades

It's episode 200 of BFMD! Justin and Patrick provide updates on the planned renovations at Rogers Centre, whether to qualify Ross Stripling, recap the Cardinals series, and preview the Tigers. Patrick proposes a couple of trades and Justin dives deep in Kevin Gausman & the shift. Thanks for sticking with us over the past 4+ years!


BFMD Episode 199 - Beat Down in Boston

What a weekend in Boston! Justin and Patrick discuss the record setting weekend for the Blue Jays that included a 28 run scoring performance and a sweep at Fenway. The guys recap the Hall of Fame inductees and preview the two game series with the St. Louis Cardinals who will be missing their two best players due to their vaccination choices. Tune in to hear what we expect to see against the Cards and our thoughts on promoting bullpen options from within vs trading for them.


BFMD Episode 198 - Heading Into the Break

Justin and Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The Blue Jays are heading into the All-Star break in a playoff spot and are coming off of a 5-1 homestand. The team has 6 All-Stars and will send 5 of them to LA this week. The guys talk MLB Draft, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, and Raimel Tapia.


BFMD Episode 197 - Montoyo Out, Schneider In

The Toronto Blue Jays have fired Charlie Montoyo amid the recent struggles of the team in a surprising(?) move. Justin and Patrick talk about the move, the justification for and against, and what it means for the future of the team.


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!