Sergio Santos is looking forward to a much-needed fresh start in a Blue Jays uniform.
Santos Andre Johnson Jersey was acquired from the White Sox prior to the 2012 season and was expected to serve as the Blue Jays’ closer, but a right shoulder injury derailed any hope of making a positive impact.
The 29-year-old was shut down after just six games and eventually underwent surgery, which cost him the rest of the year. His impact was non-existent, but that’s something he hopes to change this season.
“It feels like it’s a whole new experience for me, a whole new Opening Day,” Santos said. “I’m really looking forward to closing the chapter on last year and really looking to moving onto this year.
“I’m excited, I’m healthy, I feel like I’m right where I want to be as the season’s starting as far as how I feel with how my stuff is coming out. It feels good.”
Andre Johnson Jersey Santos’ first experience with the Blue Jays was far from being a positive one, but his actual home debut went even worse. Houston Texans Andre Johnson Jersey.The hard-throwing right-hander came in to close out a game versus Boston in the Blue Jays’ home opener, but he proceeded to allow three earned runs in just two-thirds of an inning.
That gave Santos his first loss and second blown save of the year. He left the field to a chorus of boos, and in some ways it was a foreshadowing of what would become a nightmare season.
That experience is now ancient history and it’s Santos’ hope that he will never have to look back on how and why things went so awry.
“You don’t get too many second chances, and hopefully I can have a chance to get out there in big situation and kind of come through,” Santos said.
“I just know that if I pitch the way I know I can pitch, I hope that the Jays fans will be rooting for me and cheering me on.”
Andre Johnson Jersey for Sale.The Blue Jays opened the 2013 season by paying tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Tom Cheek.
The former voice of the Blue Jays passed away almost eight years ago, but in December he was named the recipient of this year’s Ford C. Frick Award.
The award is presented to broadcasters for “major contributions to baseball” and also means Cheek will be induced into the broadcasters wing of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in July.
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Cheek was honored with an audio tribute prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Indians as the Blue Jays showcased some of the highlights from his broadcasting career, including the infamous “Touch ’em all Joe” from Joe Carter’s home run in the 1993 World Series.
The Blue Jays also presented new hardware to some of their recent offseason additions during the pregame ceremony. Mark Buehrle was honored with a 2012 National League Gold Glove Award while R.A. Dickey received his 2012 NL Cy Young Award.
Danielle Wade from the Wizard of Oz musical sang the national anthems. During the anthem, a large group of varsity athletes from the University of Toronto unveiled a 300-by-150 foot Canadian flag, which took up the entire outfield.
The Blue Jays and Indians also paid tribute to those slain during the Newtown, Conn., school shootings with a moment of silence.
The honorary first-pitch duties were assigned to Rush lead vocalist Geddy Lee, who received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd at Rogers Centre after firing a strike to right-hander Brandon Morrow.