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Blue Jay of the Week!

Seriously now, what do I do?  The BIB team owes a lot to a couple of gentleman who helped them attend the State of the Franchise event, also the Sr VP of Baseball Operations and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos and team President Paul Beeston for granting us exclusive interviews.  I cannot thank them enough but after coming off a week where we named a die-hard Blue Jays fan the Blue Jay of the Week, we now get back to the diamond and more specifically directly to the pitchers mound.  Lets just say this man will once again have a lot of pressure on his shoulders and his #FlatBrim.

Jan.27-Feb.2

This weeks Blue Jay of the Week is…. Ricky Romero (@RickyRo24)

What was it about Ricky Romero that made me name him my Blue Jay of the Week?  As always a few different things helped me make my decision including my hope that he has a killer season in 2012.

As the ace of our pitching staff there is no doubt about it that we need him to step up more than ever and become the true leader of the Major League Baseball pitching staff.  With 13, 14 and 15 win seasons respectively to start his career he has shown a steady improvement and I will hope he continues in that direction and predict he wins 18 games this campaign.

Following @RickyRo24 on Twitter you could see that it was a busy week for the 27 year old veteran.  It started on Jan.27 when he visited 3 different high school baseball teams sharing his story of growing up in East LA, eventually being drafted by and pitching for Canada’s only professional baseball team.  Later in the same day he was able to claim #IveMadeIt after hearing he would have his own bobble head giveaway day this year.

The next day signalled the first day he would lace up his cleats and throw an off-season bullpen session at his alma mater Cal State Fullerton.  He watched the NHL game while taking it in with his fans on Twitter and also met up with George Lopez after one of his shows and recommended he make an appearance in Toronto.

Feb.1 marked 20 days until Spring Training and Ricky couldn’t have seemed more excited about it claiming February as one of his favourite months of the year with baseball around the corner.  Any Blue Jays fan should be following @RickyRo24 on Twitter if not because of this article but because he spent an hour on Thursday night doing a Q&A session with his followers.

Ricky Romero locks down Blue Jay of the Week and I’m sure it won’t be his last of the season!

What do you think about my Blue Jay of the Week?

Leave a comment or e-mail me at nickhansen@backinblue.ca

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