Tom Dakers

  • joined Mar 30, 2008
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Tom Dakers, long time baseball fan, been through the good and bad with the Jays (seems like mostly bad lately) and the Expos (still sad about them leaving). I've been running and writing for Bluebird Banter for 6 years now (time flies when you are having fun). I'm very proud of the growth of the site in that time.I also write for CBCSports.ca and occasionally you'll see my name in other spots.

Sometimes it seems like all I do is talk about baseball.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays
  • NHL Calgary Flames
  • Golf Phil Mickelson (lefties stick together)
  • Soccer Newcastle United
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One bad inning costs us, Jays lose to Yankees


Yankees 5 Blue Jays 3 One bad inning cost us. So no sweep. Drew Hutchison threw 5 good innings, unfortunately he was out there for 6 innings. His bad inning was the 4th. He gave up a walk to K...

Brad Glenn up, Kevin Pillar down


Update: Apparently Kevin Pillar didn't take to well to being pinch hit for last night, I didn't see it but some folks mentioned he threw his bat and gloves after being taken out. Gibbons on...

whatever doesn't kill you, makes you... Stranger


I'm going to repost something that JohnnyG wrote 3 years ago...It seems appropos now. I feel the same way tonight that Johnny did  then: angry. Now, I'm totally hoping that Edwin Encarnacion...

Walkoff win!!


Yankees 6 Blue Jays 7 I love walkoff wins. It shouldn't have been that close. But in the bottom of the 9th, Jose Reyes lead off with a double, Melky Cabrera put down a bunt, to move Reyes to...

Tuesday GameThread #2: Jeter appreciation thread


Thank you for playing beyond when you should have retired Derek.


Game 79 GameThread: Yankees @ Blue Jays

Game two of our series with the Yankees. We can only hope it is as fun as the first game. Jose Bautista is still out of the lineup. I'm hoping no one bites anyone. Mark Buehrle is 10-4 with a...

Who's up, Who's down: Blue Jays pitchers


A look at how the Blue Jays pitchers performed over the past two weeks.

Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays: Batters


A look at how the Blue Jays batters have been doing over the past two weeks.

More trade rumors, this time Daniel Murphy


More trade rumors....we've got a month of them to come. Our friends at MLB Daily Dish tell us that the Blue Jays (and the Giants) are interested in Mets' second basemen Daniel Murphy and that the...

Jeff Samardzija trade rumors du jour


Jon Morosi writes, once again, about the possibilities of the Blue Jays trading for Jeff Samardzija, telling us that Jays pro scouting director Perry Minasian was at Wrigley Field to watch...

Jose Bautista AL captain for the Home Run Derby


MLB.com had this: Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies have been named captains for the 20th Gillette Home Run Derby. I'll admit, I can watch the Home Run Derby...

Offense, defense and pitching, Jays beat Yankees


Yankees 3 Blue Jays 8 I forgot to say, in the first draft of this, that I want to thank my son, Dylan, for jumping in to do the Game Recaps on the weekend, when no one was available to do it. It's...

Monday GameThread #2


Yay some offense. And some defense. And a very nice start from Marcus.


GameThread for Game 78: Yankees @ Blue Jays

Go Jays Go

Lawrie, Bautista leave game with injuries


Brett Lawrie was hit by a pitch on his right hand, in the second inning of today's game and had to come out of the game. And, the next inning, Jose Bautista left with a leg injury. Bautista's...


GameThread for Game 77: Jays @ Reds

Go Jays Go


GameThread for Game 75: Jays @ Reds

Go Jays Go

Hendriks called up to start tonight, Delabar opt'd


John Lott in the National Post tell us that the Blue Jays have called up Liam Hendriks to make tonight's start against the Reds. No word on who will be making the trip back to Buffalo yet. I'd...

We lost, let's try to forget about it.


Score : who cares,  we lost. The bad? Our defence,  our offence and our pitching. Delabar isn't fixed and I won't be surprised if he is heading back to Buffalo as we speak. Juan and Tolleson...


GameThread for Game 74: Jays @ Yankees

The last game of the series in Yankee Stadium. Tonight's @BlueJays lineup: Reyes-SS Cabrera-LF Bautista-RF Encarnacion-1B Navarro-DH Francisco-3B Kratz-C Rasmus-CF Tolleson-2B Hutchison-P —...

Steve Delabar called up


Steve Delabar didn't have to put up with minor league bus rides for long, he never even got into a game for the Bisons and now he is back with the Jays, taking the spot left open with Brett Cecil...


GameThread for Game 73: Jays @ Yankees

Go Jays Go


Game 71 GameThread: Jays @ Orioles

The last game of the four game series with the Orioles and my last day in Baltimore. The Jays and I are off to New York after the game. I'm looking forward to that.

On last night's game


When we lose, the little things bug me. Juan Francisco made two errors, came close to making another and struck out 3 times. He did have a good game Friday, but, for the most part, he...


GameThread for Game 70: Jays at Orioles

The third game of the four game set with the Orioles.

Sergio Santos activated


The Blue Jays have activated Sergio Santos off the DL,  and Darin Mastroianni is the unlucky one sent down to Buffalo,  though he'll likely stay around for a couple of days while the Jays decide if...


Game 69 GameThread: Jays @ Orioles

Game two of the series with the Orioles. Drew Hutchison (4-4, 3.96) starts for the Blue Jays. Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7, 5.01) goes for the other birds. Remember we have rules around here. Some...

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