GIFS: The Blue Jays Stay Loose Against the Rangers

In baseball, coaches and trainers always preach the importance of “staying loose”. Even though the game has its tense moments, it’s crucial for players to remain calm under pressure. If anything, the Blue Jays may have been guilty as of late for playing “too tense”.

That all flew out the window last night against the Texas Rangers during their 5-0 win in Arlington. The Blue Jays finally looked like the Jays of old again, on the back of a strong start by R.A. Dickey and home runs from Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki.

Interestingly enough, in an attempt to be less tense, the Jays found themselves in some strange positions during that game. Here are just a few GIFS of how the Blue Jays tried to stay loose against the Rangers.


In an attempt to get out of the way of an errant fastball by Sam Dyson, Josh Donaldson may have channled his inner Neo from The Matrix.

The fact that Donaldson didn’t hurt himself here is a miracle. But I suppose being limber proves to have its benefits.

Speaking of limber, Jose Bautista celebrated Troy Tulowitzki’s home run in a rather unorthodox fashion … but hanging from the dugout roof.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Bautista shimmy his way across  the dugout roof … it must simply be an exercise he uses to keep himself loose. Either that, or it’s simply an activity he uses to stay occupied.

And lastly, R.A. Dickey had a long layover in between innings – so he either started doing jumping jacks to keep himself loose or awake. It may have been a little bit of both.

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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.