VIDEO: The Josh Donaldson Song "Josh" by Renders/Kelly McMichael

Tuesday, October 6, 2015  |  by 

It's early October, the regular season is over and there's a void in Blue Jays Land. Not because the team has packed it in for another year; it's because fans have to wait two more days to see their beloved Blue Jays take the field once again.

With the slew of off-days until the Blue Jays are back in action, now seems like as good a time as any to catch up on any Blue Jays-related reading and viewing. One such example is the latest offering in honour of Josh Donaldson.

Kelly McMichael (AKA Renders) has released a song devoted solely to the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman, Josh Donaldson. It's pretty damn catchy and has the accompanying visuals of Josh Donaldson below.

Here's how Kelly describes her motivation behind writing the song:
"I started writing the song after the September 8th vs Boston game when he hit that wild physics-defying triple off the corner of the back wall in the 10th inning.

At that moment it erupted to the point where I needed to express it in something beyond words. It was like the song was playing in my head, it all came out pretty quickly.

I had to grab the guitar and play along while watching the rest of the game. I considered trying to write some more clever lyrics, but the simplicity and the almost stalker-ish vibe just felt right.

I wanted to make sure it had that "jock jam" vibe, which isn't usually my style but i think I did alright for a first try.

So what exactly was it that drew Kelly towards Josh Donaldson in particular?
"I think my favourite thing about him is his ability to come up with these glorious achievements in key moments where you just can't believe your eyes.

He also always looks graceful and controlled, and doesn't have that meat-head jock vibe that rubs me the wrong way.

The team overall seems to have a more sophisticated vibe than some teams (excusing the celebration of the AL east division clinch, which was totally much deserved)."

So does she have any plans to writing any other Blue Jays-centric songs in the future?
"I would love to write more Blue Jays themed songs, especially if I could generate some sort of income off of it. Russell Martin would be next on the list, and Bautista definitely deserves one after all this time.

Price and Stroman would be great song candidates as well."

Image via Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

PHOTOS: Josh Donaldson's Year in Hair Retrospective

Monday, October 5, 2015  |  by 

Josh Donaldson's 2015 season was one for the ages. Donaldson was a revelation for the Toronto Blue Jays not only offensively, but defensively, and strangely ... folically?

Strangely enough, it was a banner year for Josh Donaldson in the hairstyle department as well. He managed to popularize a brand new hairstyle across the country as schoolyards are littered with kids sporting the "Donaldson".

Josh Donaldson's hair has undergone many iterations throughout the year. So after the jump, the complete visual retrospective of Josh Donaldson's hair throughout the 2015 regular season. Hat tip to @ruhee_ for the idea behind this.

The Blue Jays' 34-Game Blue Alternate Uniform Streak is Over

Sunday, October 4, 2015  |  by 

After 34 consecutive games of wearing their alternate blue uniforms on the road, yesterday the Toronto Blue Jays were forced to do something they haven't done in a long time; go back to wearing their traditional road greys.

The Blue Jays also lost in walk-off fashion to the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 4-3. Coincidence?

Since mid-July, the Blue Jays have become quite fond of wearing their alternate blue uniforms on the road. So much so, that up until yesterday, Toronto hadn't worn them over a 34 game span on the road.

Their record during that time period? 22-12.

Wearing their traditional road grey uniforms this season, the Blue Jays own a 10-22 record. Through 80 games on the road in 2015, the Blue Jays are a dead even 40-40 team; which is quite an impressive feat all in its own.

Baseball players tend to be superstitious bunch, and for one reason or another, the club opted not to wear their road greys since July 10th. And it may be out of sheer coincidence or just the fact that the Jays are a much better team in the second half, but they've been an entirely different team in the road in the second half.

The reason why the Blue Jays didn't wear their alternate blue uniforms yesterday is because the Rays opted to wear their alternate royal blue uniforms for their Saturday contest. As one can imagine, it would be weird to have two blue uniformed teams on the field at the same time.

If the Jays are in fact a little superstitious about this tradition, next week could pose to be a problem. If the Blue Jays do indeed face the Texas Rangers in the ALDS, Texas does have a blue alternate home uniform they could choose to wear during select home games.

The good news? The Rangers have only worn their blue alternate uniform a total of four times this season, and they're winless during those home games in Texas.

Again, I'm not necessarily one to cheer for laundry, but if the Blue Jays had a good thing going by ditching their road greys, I say "why not mess with success?"

Image via Brian Blanco/Getty Images

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