Toronto Raptors: Steve Kerr quote after Warriors decimation proves how bad Toronto embarrassed them

Toronto Raptors: Steve Kerr quote after Warriors decimation proves how bad Toronto embarrassed them

The Toronto Raptors have had some legendary moments over the last few years, but they had never won a game by 53 points until Steve Kerr and the ragtag Golden State Warriors came to town last night. The Warriors were stomped by the Raptors, as Nick Nurse’s squad, led by 36 points from birthday boy […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

What the Blue Jays have in Derek Fisher

In the very last moments of the trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Derek Fisher from the Houston Astros for Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini, and prospect Cal Stevenson. No matter what is the perceived value of those players, Fisher is now in Toronto and will play out the rest of the 2019 season.
Fair trade or not, there is a new outfielder that will be playing for the Blue Jays and will most likely get his longest stint in the majors in the short couple of months that remain in the 2019 season.
Since the Astros currently have a stacked outfield with no opportunities to make way for an upcoming prospect that needs some major league at-bats, moving on from Fisher makes sense for them and the Blue Jays. Now, the outfielder will get some consistency in his career that might do him good.
For a rebuilding team, Fisher might just be the kind of player you take a flyer on. Regardless of the price, his floor has already been shown as a “AAAA” player and it can really only go up with the opportunity that he’s going to now get in Toronto.
Through three different years involving short …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation

Ranking the random items the Blue Jays douse themselves in

One of the most endearing Blue Jays moments of the early season was the team dousing Charlie Montoyo in beer after his first big league win. It was a heartwarming show of camaraderie from the players to their brand new manager.
Since that first beer shower on Opening Weekend, this tradition has grown and turned a little weird at times. On Friday, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got the dousing treatment after his first Major League game and Elvis Luciano joined the club with his first official win as a pitcher on Sunday.
What started as a simple act of celebration has evolved into a bizarre ritual where players are grabbing whatever they can find in the fridge and dumping it on their teammates. Yes, this is the Blue Jays content you didn’t know you needed today – the official ranking of random items the Blue Jays players have doused their teammates in.
8.) Beer

The “bathing your teammates in beer” thing has been done to death, almost to the point where the postseason beer showers after every series get to be a bit much. But this is one of the rare cases where it was totally warranted to marinade your coach in …

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Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation

Leafs Prospects Make Statement in Marlies’ First Round Sweep

Moments after his team punched their ticket to the second round with a commanding 3-1 win over the Rochester Americans in game three of the first round —sweeping the best of-five-series— Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe started off his post game press conference with a stick tap to his opponent.
“Hats off to them,” Keefe told reporters. “That’s great hockey team that gave us all we could handle and then some.”
While he may have done so inadvertently, Keefe drew attention to just how incredible the Marlies’ first round performance was. They had defeated the favourited Americans— who received reinforcements from the Buffalo Sabres after their NHL affiliate missed the postseason–and they did it with a great deal of emphasis.
“In a series where we were probably the underdogs and not a lot of people expected us to come out of this series —especially with Buffalo finishing early and sending down some of their good players—we’re happy to be moving on, especially doing it in that type of fashion,” said forward Adam Brooks. “Obviously we think we have more [to give].
The series victory, and the way in which it transpired–came as quite a …

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Author: Jacob Stoller / The Leafs Nation