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Friday Bantering: Jays in Calgary and more on Duquette

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A picture from the last time the Jays were in Calgary, I'll note that none of the people who made the trip are still with the team
A picture from the last time the Jays were in Calgary, I'll note that none of the people who made the trip are still with the team
Tom

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. It was a good day.

The Jays luncheon was ok....not much of a chance to talk to anyone. I said hi to PR person Jay Stenhouse, though I'm pretty sure he didn't remember who I was and I talked to Jamie Campbell for a moment, and he did remember who I was. It was a pretty decent steak lunch, Jamie got each of the players (Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Drew Hutchison, Kevin Pillar and Roberto Alomar) up on stage and asked them some quick questions, which, for the most part, received one word answers. There were some speeches and a few auctions, unfortunately, the bidding was too rich for my bank account.

There was no time for autographs, but my son went over and shook hands with the players and got a quick picture with Stroman and Sanchez.

Dylan

Right after the Jays got on a plane for Vancouver.

In other stuff:

Who is saying we'll give you Hoffman for Duquette?

Is it Eddie Rogers, who has never been involved in the day-to-day involvement of the club?

Or Rai, a skybox regular when the Jays visit Yankee Stadium?

Or is it Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media (the Jays fall under his umbrella)? For all of Pelley's years in sports broadcasting, he once shocked a meeting by asking, "What's a relief pitcher?"