Blue Jays podcast: Bo Bichette evaluates his game

Welcome to “Digging In with J.P. Arencibia,” a Yahoo Sports podcast and video series hosted by former Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia and Yahoo Sports Blue Jays reporter Nick Ashbourne.

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Bo Bichette sets aside a little time from constantly setting records to join the latest Digging In. Here’s how the episode unfolds:

  • 01:09 - Raving about Bo’s beyond as-advertised start to his MLB career

  • 03:15 - How much do players follow award races?

  • 08:06 - The power of the media in the award process.

  • 13:20 - Ranking the MLB awards.

  • 16:00 - Bichette explains getting called up mid-game, and who he called first.

  • 17:53 - Where his sense of self-confidence stems from.

  • 19:00 - How it felt to homer off Clayton Kershaw.

  • 20:00 - The decision to film with a documentary crew for his call up.

  • 21:00 - How Bichette’s mom helped him become a better player and person.

  • 22:22 - Anti-superstition as superstition.

  • 24:00 - Rating his tennis game, and his favourite players to watch on court.

  • 26:36 - Working to make defensive improvements and where he feels his game is.

  • 28:30 - Who would you rather start a new franchise with?

  • 32:50 - How the Blue Jays could continue to get the best look at their young pitchers.

  • 40:48 - Would you rather eat 25 large pancakes in one sitting, or fly a kite in a thunderstorm for 25 minutes?

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (11) celebrates a home run with Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) during a MLB game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 20, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (11) celebrates a home run with Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) during a MLB game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 20, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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