Bat Flips and Maple Dips
Bat Flips and Maple Dips started in 2018 after Justin and Patrick met online and began a passionate discussion about Canadian baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays. After well over 100 episodes the guys are still going strong and have interviewed Sportsnet’s Dan Shulman, Blue Jays pitcher Ross Stripling, MLB.com’s Keegan Matheson, Jays Journal’s Chris Henderson, CBC’s Devin Heroux, Saskatchewan baseball alum and Pirates draft pick Logan Hofmann & other great guests.
BFMD Episode 232 – We Get the Spicy Predictions Going – Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast
BFMD Episode 231 – Blue Jays Outfield Preview
Summary Justin and Patrick are back with the final preview episode as they tackle the outfield and utility options. The guys discuss the World Baseball Classic and Canada’s pool play result. What will the Blue Jays get from Kevin Kiermaier? Can George Springer stay healthy for the full season? Will Whit Merrifield and Cavan Biggio…
BFMD Episode 230 – Blue Jays Infield Preview
Summary Justin & Patrick are back with the third of four preview shows. This time the guys discuss the catchers and primary infielders. Was 2022 Vladdy’s floor? Are the knee issues concerning? Will Bo be able to capture the magic of last September and unleash it over a full season? How much will Espinal play? Will…
BFMD Episode 229 – Bullpen a.k.a. Arm Barn Preview
Summary After breaking down the rotation last episode Justin and Patrick return to chat about the bulllpen. Or is it the Arm Barn? Hurler House perhaps? The ‘pen is deeper than in recent years, but the low leverage spots could be vulnerable depending on how Trevor Richards and Mitch White perfom this spring. What can…
Meet Our Hosts
Justin fell in love with baseball watching Roy Halladay and Carlos Delgado as a young kid in Saskatchewan. Justin figured it out at age 12 that he wasn’t a very good ballplayer but loved the game so much that he became an umpire. Justin continues to umpire men’s baseball in Saskatoon and provincial championships. His goal is to work a Canada Cup and an international event as an umpire.
Patrick has always been a sports fanatic but baseball holds a special place in his heart. After playing baseball as a child he continued his passion as a lifelong Blue Jays fan from the championships in 1992 & 1993 to the fabled bat flip of 2015 and on to the present day. His passion led to a short stint blogging before the creation of Bat Flips and Maple Dips in 2018.
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