Reflecting on the 2011 Blue Jays Season

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It seems like just yesterday we were tipping out caps to a departing Cito Gaston and beginning the search for a new manager. My, how the time flies in Blue Jays Land because another season has come and gone already.

As we watch our cohorts play October baseball, now is the time to reflect and look back upon the 2011 season. It’s difficult to summarize what happened this season in one blog post, but I think the best word to describe this year would be: change.

Change came in the way of a new manager, and change also came in the way of many long-time Blue Jays packing their backs and leaving the nest. Change came in the way of many new faces within the organization.


The 162 game schedule came with its fair share of highs and low, so here are the highlights via 22 posts at BJH from earlier this season. Enjoy!

The Home Opener Hangover

The Yunibomber Strikes

Bob Davidson Hates the Blue Jays

Walk-Off Wins Don’t Clash

Johnny Mac for Prime Minister

Travis Snider’s Demotion

Welcome to the Show, Eric Thames

Jo-Jo is Winless No More

All All-Star Eyes on Bautista

Dotel Celebrates Encarnacion’s Home Run

Welcome Home, Roy Halladay

10 Facts About Jose Bautista’s First Half

Edwin Encarnacion’s Baseball Bizarro World

Christmas Comes Early with Colby Rasmus

Introducing the Man in White

Kelly Johnson joins the Blue Jays

Farewell, Johnny Mac: 10 Defensive Gems

The Jose Bautista Staredown Version 2.0

What’s Wrong with Adam Lind?

The Winding Trail Back for Dustin McGowan

Perfect 10 in Extra Innings

The Leaked Blue Jays Logo

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.