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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.

Teoscar Hernandez has been traded.  Justin and Patrick are here to discuss the return and the impact of losing Teo's bat in the lineup.  Alek Manoah finished 3rd in AL Cy Young voting, and the Jays made some 40-man roster moves. 
  1. BFMD Episode 217 – Teo Traded
  2. BFMD Episode 216 – Catcher Trade Rumours & Free Agent Pitching
  3. BFMD Episode 215 – Season Over, Springer Hurt, Atkins & Schneider
  4. BFMD Episode 214 – 2022 Wild Card Preview
  5. BFMD Episode 213 – Bats Beat Up Boston

Latest Episodes

BFMD Episode 215 – Season Over, Springer Hurt, Atkins & Schneider

Summary After letting the dust settle on the Blue Jays season Justin and Patrick are back to break down the questionable decisions and unfortunate injuries that played a part in the losses to Seattle.  The guys discuss John Schneider’s future, Ross Atkins’ media session, what the top priorities are, and what to expect this winter. More

BFMD Episode 214 – 2022 Wild Card Preview

Summary It’s time for postseason baseball!  Justin & Patrick go over the bracket and make their wild card round predictions.  The guys dive deep into the starting pitching matchups between the Blue Jays and Mariners, and key in on a few crucial players for each time offensively.  Should be a fun ride this weekend! More

BFMD Episode 213 – Bats Beat Up Boston

Summary The Toronto Blue Jays ended their regular season home schedule with a sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Justin and Patrick break down the highlights, provide updates on the standings, and updates on Espinal and Gurriel Jr.  The guys tee up the Baltimore series and look forward to the postseason which will start on…More

Meet Our Hosts

Justin Anderson

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 Marsh

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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