Another great action shot of superhuman Jose Bautista, flying into 2nd base like Superman after hitting a double.

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base with a double in the 3rd inning during MLB game action against the Cleveland Indians on July 14, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

‘Shopped original photo by: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

A great action shot with dirt flying of Jose Bautista trying to dive for 3rd base. Unfortunately, Bautista is tagged out by recently traded ex-Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis (now with the White Sox).

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, left, tags out Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista at third base during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 7, 2012.

‘Shopped original photo by: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

No, no, Jose Bautista, you’re doing it wrong!

  1. Always keep your eye on the ball.
  2. Don’t get distracted by hecklers in the crowd.
  3. If you’re going to be distracted by a hot babe taking your photo, don’t make such an ugly zombie face!

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista prepares to catch a foul fly hit by Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano in the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game in Miami, Friday, June 22, 2012. The Blue Jays won 12-5.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Alan Diaz

Home run slugger and right-fielder Jose Bautista, diving for a ball hit by the Washington Nationals in interleague play.

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista dives to catch a line drive by Washington Nationals’ Jesus Flores during the second inning of an interleague baseball game Toronto on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Photo credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn

I love photos like this. You rarely see sports photos of celebrations and camaraderie in the dugout. Jose Bautista just hit a home-run and is doing his special hand-shake celebration with Brett Lawrie. “Uh, how do I do this handshake?” says Lawrie.

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Brett Lawrie after hitting a sixth inning home run against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo credit: Scott Cunningham – Getty Images


No, they didn’t collide trying to catch a fly ball. The outfielders always jump in unison to celebrate after every Toronto Blue Jay win.

That’s slugger Jose Bautista in the center, young phenom Colby Rasmus to the right, and speedster Rajai Davis to the left.

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus, and Rajai Davis celebrate defeating the Boston Red Sox in their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, June 3, 2012.

photo credit: Mark BlinchReuters Pictures

2012 Opening Day in Cleveland

Wow! What a game! What a thrilling first game of the 2012 season! The 2012 Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday April 5, 2012 just played the longest Opening Day game in Major League history! A three-run homerun by young catcher J.P. Arencibia decided the game in the 16th inning, and at the bottom of the 16th newly acquired closing pitcher Sergio Santos shut down the Indians.

But, this was a team win. For example, after No.1 starter Ricky Romero gave up four runs in five innings, seven relief pitchers threw 11 consecutive scoreless innings, the best coming from Luis Perez, who threw four innings. Also, at the bottom of the 9th inning, the Jays were down 4-1 with Cleveland’s closer Chris Perez on the mound and with their last chance to bat. Jose Bautista, who homered earlier for the Jays only run, hit a sacrifice fly to score the second run. Then, Edwin Encarnacion hit a mammoth shot off the wall that looked like a homer, but instead got a double that scored in two runs, and tied up the game. Arencibia may also have saved the game by blocking a wild pitch in the dirt, tagging out Shin-Soo Choo on what would have been Cleveland’s fifth run in the third inning.

Even manager John Farrell had played a part. In the bottom of the 12th inning, Farrell substituted Omar Vizquel for the Jays left fielder then brought him into the infield as an unconventional fifth infielder because the Indians had men on first and third base with only one out, and it was a do-or-die situation. Asdrubal Cabrera swung at the first pitch, and the Jays pulled an easy double play to end the inning.

Read Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliot’s blurb about the interesting after-game clubhouse chat

The MVP of the game must be the bullpen though, as many baseball critics have already said that the Jays have one of the best in baseball this year.

“You’ve got to tip your hat to our bullpen, who went out there and gave us all those scoreless innings. They were unbelievable today”, catcher J.P. Arencibia said.

This game is a sign of more wonderful things to come for the Jays in 2012 !!

J.P. Arencibia tags out Shin-Soo Choo in the 3rd inning