By Bob Elliott
DUNEDIN, Fla. _ The Blue Jays new high performance gurus has some innovative ideas for this season.
One is that when the team is on the road the whole team will eat breakfast together the next morning at 9 a.m. after a night game.
Ah, that might be a good way for college football teams to bond 15 mornings a year, but after a night game in the majors, most players awake around high noon.
And then they have lunch.
“I heard about that,” said one player, “that might be a hang with ‘em. There is no chance I am getting up on a few hours sleep to eat, so I can go to the park and be with the same other 24 guys at two that afternoon.”
Helmets needed: Susan Starzynski, wife of John Starzynski, former chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, was wearing her sun glasses Thursday.
All the better to cover her right eye (and purple shiner) after Susan was hit with a baseball during batting practice.
Player’s Tribune: Look for a couple of Blue Jays coming to the Players Tribune web site. Both Marcus Stroman and Chris Colabello will be taking pen in hand in the near future.