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Wednesday Bantering: Bit of Jays news

MLB: AL Wild Card-Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Little bits of Blue Jays news:

  • Brady Dragmire was traded to the Pirates for ‘cash’. Likely not Kevin Cash.
  • Russell Martin cut the little finger on his catching hand on a over exuberant high five after Edwin’s homer. He need a couple of stitches, but it shouldn’t bother him on the field.
  • I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I’m a little worried about Roberto Osuna’s arm. I’ll continue to worry about it until we see him pitch.
  • The Rangers continue to be just wonderful people.
  • Rogers tells us that 4 million people watched the Wild Card game last night. The rest of the country just wasted their time. And since we won, I get to be on CTV News channel this evening.
  • As noted in the ‘More on last night thread’ the Rangers have announced Hamels and Darvish will pitch games one and two.
  • Minor Leaguer update: John Gibbons has announced his starters. Game 1 will belong to Marco Acetrada, Game 2 will feature JAce Happ, Aceron Sanchez will be given Game 3, and Marcace Stroman will start in Game 4 (if necessary).
  • The Jays made this statement on the beer throwing incident:

The Toronto Blue Jays would like to express our extreme disappointment for the incident that occurred during last night’s American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre involving an object being thrown onto the field of play.

Throughout this season, we have witnessed an incredible level of fan engagement, with a passionate and loyal fan base that extends across Canada. On the heels of one of the most competitive and exhilarating baseball games in our club’s history, it is extremely unfortunate that the irresponsible actions of one individual would detract from the game on the field, and tarnish an otherwise memorable night.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies and regrets to the entire Baltimore Orioles organization, its manager and players, as well as Major League Baseball for this embarrassing incident.

The safety of our fans, staff, players and visiting teams is paramount. We’re cooperating with the authorities to identify the individual involved, and the individual responsible is not welcome back to the stadium. We will also enact heightened security measures and alcohol policies that will ensure the fan experience and safety of everybody involved.

We hope the focus will remain on the exciting play on the field, and that our fans will express their passionate support for the Blue Jays while demonstrating a level of respect and responsibility that has made Rogers Centre one of the best atmospheres for families and fans of baseball.

I guess I would hope the Jays think about being more careful about over-serving. There should be limits.

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