Planning The Parade: Blue Jays Round-Up, Toronto FC Low-Point?

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With sports season thinning out, Mitchell has spent most of his time playing Pokemon Go even though he still doesn’t really understand how it works. Arslan, on the other hand, still has a Blackberry for some reason and can’t play the game as a result.

Planning The Parade: Blue Jays Round-Up, Toronto FC Low-Point?

The boys then begrudgingly move on to sports, talking about Toronto FC‘s recent nightmare performance in San Jose. They try to understand what happened, and what impact it will have on the season going forward.

They then bring on Sportsnet The Fan 590, and host of TFC Pitchside, Dan Riccio to talk about all things Toronto FC. The guys talk about whether Alex Bono should remain as the club’s starting goalkeeper, questions about Greg Vanney as head coach, what’s wrong with Sebastian Giovinco and transfer talk. Arslan is also “tarps off” for this segment, something he makes clear.

Conversation then moves on to the Toronto Blue Jays, and the situations with both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista ahead of the trade deadline. Bautista is set to return, and Riccio discusses where he thinks Joey Bats fits back into the lineup. They also get into talk about the Justin Smoak signing, and what this means long term for the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Raptors are next on the clock, and they recently had a strong showing in NBA Summer League before a controversial call knocked them out. Mitch and Arslan talk about players who impressed, and who may be in line to get more time from the Raptors this season.

Finally, they wrap up with some hockey talk. They discuss the recent trade between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers, and what it means for both teams. Then it is a fantasy conversation about whether William Nylander or Mitch Marner will turn out to be the better NHLer, yup we are at that point of the NHL off-season.

 

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BOSTON, MA – JUNE 5:  Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays congratulates Marco Estrada #25 at the end of the eighth inning after Estrada gave up his first hit in the game at Fenway Park on June 5, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  He had a no hitter until the eighth inning. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)