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Blair & Barker

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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET during the baseball season and 10am-12pm ET during the offseason.

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET during the baseball season and 10am-12pm ET during the offseason.

Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET during the baseball season and 10am-12pm ET during the offseason.

Twitter:

@TheGarfoose

Language:

English

Contact:

One Ted Rogers Way Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3B7 416 870 0590


Episodes

Cito Gaston’s World Series Connections

10/25/2021
The Astros-Braves World Series matchup is a special one to Cito Gaston. The two-time World Series-winning manager with the Toronto Blue Jays discusses his personal friendships with managers Dusty Baker and Brian Snitker as their teams get ready to square off against each other (2:29). Chris Rose, host of “The Chris Rose Rotation” weighs-in on […]

Duration:00:47:25

The World Series is Set!

10/25/2021
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves will meet in the World Series. Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker look back at the ALCS & NLCS, Eddie Rosario’s MVP performance vs. LA and the Red Sox and Dodgers’ high-priced rosters going home (0:54). Later in the hour, Jeff and Kevin discuss if the Dodgers’ loss makes them […]

Duration:00:49:38

Former Dodgers GM on the Makeup of the Team

10/22/2021
Dodgers analyst and former GM Ned Colletti talks about the organization finding key players like Chris Taylor and Max Muncy, how Joe Kelly’s injury effects the Dodgers’ bullpen, Cody Bellinger’s play in the postseason and much more (6:24). ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan is covering the ALCS and discusses how long the leash should be […]

Duration:00:49:46

Chris Taylor Makes Postseason History

10/22/2021
Blair & Barker discuss the Dodgers extending the NLCS after their 11-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 5. The guys break down Chris Taylor’s phenomenal game where he became the first player in MLB history to hit three-home runs in the postseason while facing elimination, Albert Pujols’ significance to the club, and what […]

Duration:00:48:17

Mark Shapiro Joins Blair & Barker

10/21/2021
Mark Shapiro, President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, discusses his thoughts on next season and the potential for full capacity at Rogers Centre, the off-season plans for the Blue Jays and how he hopes to improve the ballclub, the negotiation process with the Jays’ pending free agents, the future of third base, the […]

Duration:00:49:06

Dodgers, Bo Sox on the Brink of Elimination

10/21/2021
The Astros and Braves both won big on Wednesday night and now have Boston and the World Champion Dodgers facing elimination. Jeff and Kevin examine the NLCS particularly Julio Urias’ performance in Game 4 and the Dodgers not having a set starter and using their bullpen in a must-win Game 5 (1:37). Later, they transition […]

Duration:00:48:56

Chipper Jones Breaks Down Braves-Dodgers

10/20/2021
Blair & Barker lookahead briefly to the MLB offseason, the market for shortstops and the main thing that separates Marcus Semien from other top targets like Corey Seager and Carlos Correa: health (1:20). Later in the hour, 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee and Atlanta Braves coach Chipper Jones talks about his role working with Atlanta’s […]

Duration:00:46:01

Sean Casey Talks ALCS / NLCS

10/20/2021
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker recap Game 4 of the ALCS where the Astros’ bats came alive for a 9-2 win to tie the series at 2-2 (1:20). Jeff and Kevin break down Nathan Eovaldi’s pitch to pinch hitter Jason Castro that was called a ball before the go-ahead base hit, umpire Laz Diaz’s strike […]

Duration:00:52:21

AL & NL Championship Series Breakdown

10/19/2021
Three-time World Series champion and Astros analyst Mike Stanton discusses Houston’s 12-3 loss in Game 3 of the ALCS, what we can expect from Game 4 starter Zack Greinke, and reflects on his time pitching in the postseason over his 19-year career (2:28). MLB Network’s Dan O’Dowd reflects on today’s breaking news that manager Aaron […]

Duration:00:47:44

Mark Shapiro Addresses the Media

10/19/2021
Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro spoke to the media where he addressed all things related to the organization including payroll perimeters, renovations to the Rogers Centre, and the offseason ahead (2:16). Blair & Barker have their say before opening up the phone lines (35:27). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers […]

Duration:00:50:54

Fall Weather at Fenway Park

10/18/2021
With Game 3 of the ALCS on tap at Fenway, Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker are joined by WEEI’s Lou Merloni to discuss how the cold weather could potentially impact this game, Kiké Hernández’s defence as well as his stellar offence, what’s going on with Rafael Devers at the plate, and Eduardo Rodriguez’s aggressive mindset paying […]

Duration:00:47:03

Braves Put Dodgers On Notice

10/18/2021
After a wild weekend of baseball, Jeff and Kevin break down the Braves going up 2-0 on the Dodgers as the series shifts back to Los Angeles later this week, how the Dodgers starting rotation has been under siege all series long, before shifting focus to the ALCS and Kiké Hernández’s historic pace in the […]

Duration:00:52:52

An Ump’s POV on the Check-Swing Call

10/15/2021
Astros radio analyst Steve Sparks stops by to tee up the ALCS, and chat about Dusty Baker’s decision making, the state of the rotation without Lance McCullers Jr., the season series between the Astros and Red Sox, and the key role defence may play in the series (2:10). To wrap up, former MLB umpire Dale […]

Duration:00:48:54

Should Check-Swings Be Reviewable?

10/15/2021
Blair and Barker break down the controversial check-swing call to end Game 5 of the NLDS between the Giants and Dodgers, discuss the definition of a check-swing, and weigh in on whether they should be reviewable (0:12). Then Jeff Passan joins to give his thoughts on the matter, and discuss Chris Sale getting the start […]

Duration:00:50:02

Shawn Estes Previews NLDS Game 5

10/14/2021
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker react to comments from Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and San Francisco Giants’ Manager Gabe Kapler ahead of game 5, particularly how L.A. plans to attack Giants’ starter Logan Webb & how Kapler plans to use his pitching staff in the must-win game. Longtime Giants pitcher and studio analyst […]

Duration:00:49:14

The Bat Flip & The Braves

10/14/2021
It’s the anniversary of Jose Bautista’s bat-flip vs. the Texas Rangers. Jeff & Kevin look back at the iconic moment in Blue Jays history and how now six years later players in the game are allowed to be themselves more than ever before (0:18). With Ron Washington, Buck Showalter, Bruce Bochy being rumoured for managerial […]

Duration:00:49:31

Braves Advance to the NLCS

10/13/2021
Hall of Famer and Braves analyst Tom Glavine joins the show following the Braves’ series win over the Milwaukee Brewers and touches on Freddie Freeman’s level of consistency, Max Fried and the Braves’ rotation, and Will Smith in closer role (1:39). Blair and Barker then shift their focus to the Giants-Dodgers series, notably Justin Turner’s […]

Duration:00:48:09

Tyler O’Neill Reflects on His Breakout Season

10/13/2021
Jeff and Kevin recap the Braves’ big win over the Brewers to advance to the NLCS and break down Freddie Freeman’s go-ahead home run in the eighth that sealed the victory (0:38). They then touch on the Dodgers’ win over the Giants to force a winner-take-all Game 5, and take a look at Houston’s win […]

Duration:00:50:18

Red Sox Earn Their Champagne and Popcorn

10/12/2021
Jeff and Kevin share their thoughts on Giants/Dodgers and Brewers/Braves as Los Angeles and Milwaukee look to avoid elimination (0:13). White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera had some choice words for the Houston Astros following Game 3, will they backfire? Blair and Barker break down Tepera’s comments and Dusty Baker’s response to them (14:35). WEEI’s Rob […]

Duration:00:47:17

Pete Walker Recaps the Blue Jays’ Season

10/12/2021
Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker examine the Red Sox win over Tampa Bay in the ALDS, Brandon Lowe’s tough series for the Rays and wonder if Dusty Baker’s 5-16 record as a manager in clinching games is cause for concern for Houston (0:41). Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Coach Pete Walker looks back at The Blue […]

Duration:00:51:12