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 196 – Spicy Series in Chicago – Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast
Summary Doug Eddings is an awful umpire. Justin and Patrick go off on what was the worst called game of the 2022 season, and start a GoFundMe to get Doug Eddings laser eye surgery. The guys then briefly review the rest of the series with the White Sox before previewing the Brewers starters for the…
Summary The Blue Jays managed to salvage the third game of the series against the mighty Yankees over the weekend. Pitching was the key difference in the first two games with the Yankees holding the Jays to a combined 3 runs. Justin and Patrick preview the upcoming trip to Chicago for 3 games against a…
Summary Justin & Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The guys discuss the past week and dive into the numbers for the starting pitchers to highlight areas of strength and weakness. Why won’t Kikuchi throw more changeups? What’s up with Gausman? Also on the show: Vladdy is okay, the Jays are fine, Ryu…
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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