As the Blue Jays slowly roll into Toronto for Summer Camp, we’ve been treated to our first actual taste of baseball action since mid-March. The team played an intrasquad game earlier this week, which featured a couple of bombs from Rowdy Tellez (here’s the first and here’s the second), a dinger from Bo Bichette, a gem at third base from Jordan Groshans, some heat from Simeon Woods Richardson, and a wicked curve from Hyun-Jin Ryu.
But that’s all been overshadowed by the ongoing drama of where the team will actually be playing its games this season.
The Jays were able to rescue their players from training in the COVID-swamp known as Florida by agreeing to follow Canada’s strict quarantine measures. The players would fly into the country after passing multiple tests and then they would stay at the hotel attached to Rogers Centre, where they would be practicing. This, of course, would mitigate the potential risk of players carrying the virus from Florida into Toronto.
Mark Shapiro said that a key part of this process has been educating the players about how a modified quarantine or a bubble environment …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation