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.
On this episode
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?
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