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Blue Jays field most Dominican lineup in MLB history

Apr 27, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

Pretty cool note from Sunday’s series finale between the Red Sox and Blue Jays …

That history-making starting lineup is …

SS Jose Reyes
LF Melky Cabrera
CF Jose Bautista
1B Edwin Encarnacion
3B Brett Lawrie
DH Juan Francisco
RF Moises Sierra
C Josh Thole
2B Jonathan Diaz

Reyes, Cabrera, Bautista, Encarnacion, Francisco, and Sierra were all born in the Dominican Republic.

  1. villanyc - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Platano Power

  2. zdravit - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    How is this relevant? Is this a sad day for Canada? Will they relocate the Blue Jays now? Stay tuned.

    • lyon810 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      How is your post relevant? Is it a sad day to be you? Will you perhaps never post here again? No one cares if you do.

  3. historiophiliac - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    They will fall before our Venezuelan power! Wa-ha-ha!

    • Francisco (FC) - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      You go girl! BTW I owe you a lair post. Maybe this week.

    • thefunnytruthonblast - Jun 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Dominicans rule baseball sorry to wake you up from your dream

  4. hojo20 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Yes, and the moment was witnessed by probably 5,000 fans.

    • canadiansportsfan77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      Off by 40260

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:31 PM

        Math is hard.

  5. yahmule - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    And the grizzled old scout shakes his head sadly.

    • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      He can GFH

  6. yahmule - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    The Pirates were credited with starting an “all black lineup” on September 1st, 1971, but almost half of the guys were Latino.

    Rennie Stennett, 2B
    Gene Clines, CF
    Roberto Clemente, RF
    Willie Stargell, LF
    Manny Sanguillen, C
    Dave Cash, 3B
    Al Oliver, 1B
    Jackie Hernandez, SS
    Dock Ellis, P

    • psunick - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      Wasn’t the point of that 1971 Pirates lineup that it was the first 100%, non-white lineup ever fielded?

      • yahmule - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM

        People must have felt funny describing it that way, because it was commonly referred to as the first all black lineup.

      • karlkolchak - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM

        The distinction between American born black players and Latin born was not nearly as strong back then–at least not among white American sports fans.

        Remember the good old day a Anglicizing latino player names (why HELLO there, George Bell). That crap went on all the way up to the 1990s.

  7. unclemosesgreen - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Fittingly, the last inning was pitched by Esmil Rogers. Care to guess where he hails from?

    • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      Lets just be grateful Esmil didn’t give the game away, mmkay? He has a habit of doing that.

      • unclemosesgreen - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

        It was 7-1 and they had a safe word all set. No one got hurt and everyone had a good time.

      • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:09 PM

        Esmil’s safe words are “I am a tire fire”.

  8. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    This article reminds me that I need to pick up a case of magnum extra strength condoms

    • canadiansportsfan77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:06 PM

      Ah making balloon animals tonight are ya

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

        not quite, going to make some dreams come true for some cuties, starting with the wonder twins

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Harry is going after the sheep in the barn again..

      • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:36 PM

        According to the internet, sheep do indeed commonly have twins, so I don’t think ‘harry’s making anything up about that. I just hope he gets their consent and am immensely grateful he’s not reproducing with anything.

      • nbjays - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:43 PM

        The “Wonder Twins”? Wow, I didn’t know you were ambidextrous.

  9. Uncle Charlie - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    It was a great game…players admiring their own home runs, not running out ground balls, and just not giving a damn about the game of baseball in general.

  10. musketmaniac - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Doesn’t make sense, Toronto’s roster has always been made up of players south of their border.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

      6 Dominicans, 2 Americans and 1 Canuck. The Canuck was the guy who homered.

  11. djandujar - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Dominicans do it better!

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:22 PM

      Better than Harry for certain.

  12. jetssouth - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    The real questions are ? how old are they really? Do they have their real birth certificates? Have they been tested for PED’s?

  13. nbjays - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    This just in… harry’s prediction on this afternoon’s game, from the Marcus Stroman thread:

    “no that’s RA Dickey crapping the bed as he wakes up today realizing its up to him to stop the redsox from sweeping the jays at home, lol”

    I’d say he did a pretty good job of it. Jon Lester, not so much. He kind of imploded at the end.

    Nice prediction, Nostradamus.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      It was “R. A. Dickey Bobble Head Day”. The Red Sox were doomed.

  14. leafsfan9381 - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    45000+ fans saw it (sellout). That’s for buddy that said 5000 fans witnessed it.

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