Bo Bichette’s ultimate goal is to be the best player who’s ever walked on earth. Such a statement may sound lofty coming from a player who just turned 19, but these are undertones of quiet confidence and not precocious hubris that colour the Blue Jays shortstop prospect’s words.
From cap to t-shirt, tote bag to earrings, Toronto Blue Jays logos adorned Marilyn Ryerse’s outfit. Ryerse was one of thousands of fans who streamed into the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to watch the Jays take on Team Canada in spring training action. But on this day, the most powerful stories had nothing to do with the boxscore.