Monday, July 12, 2010
This Week's Shitty Blue Jay: Pete Munro
Ahh, The All-Star Break. The halfway mark into the country hardball season. Last night was the jerk-off session known as the Home Run Derby.
Tomorrow, the BIG circle jerk known as THE game. I'm just wondering who's going to stand in the middle of THAT one . . .
As it stands, our 2010 edition of the Blue Jays are barely conscious, sporting a 44-win, 45-loss record going into the break. Maybe they can use this time to regroup, take off their brains and stick it in the dishwasher for a bit, and THEN hit the ground running for the second half of the season.
Sound familiar? Of course, we're chock full of cliches here.
It sounds like every other year where we were bamboozled into thinking that our team were contenders. We then put our unreasonable hopes on these ordinary men, hanging on their every move. Lauding them with praise one minute, and blistering them with a cacophony of jeer and blame the next.
That's why I started this 'Shitty Jay,' thing. To celebrate the careers of players from bad to marginal to great. The one thing they all have in common: They haven't been part of a World Series team . . . and THAT is what makes them shitty!
(You'll get on me about Delgado, and how he has a World Series ring from the '93 team, but we'll talk about that later. Just remember . . . YOU'RE FUCKING WRONG!)
Sorry for the long-windedness. Here's Pete Munro!
Pete Munro played for the Jays in 1999 to 2000, mostly as a reliefer and spot-starter. He went out to the mound armed with only a fastball and a changeup, and in my opinion, very average ones. In his two year stint, Pete posted a 1-3 record, a whopping 6.00 ERA in only 81 IP. His one and only win was a spot start on pure guts, mixing his piece-of-crap pitches, and hiding the ball well. He earned it.
I remember him and fellow relief crew member Tom Davey getting all fired up to pitch against the hated New York Yankees. I watched both of them, in separate turns on the mound, referring to the said Yankees as, 'motherfuckers.' Anybody who does that, gets a mention in my shitty blog.
Pete Munro got those, 'motherfuckers,' all right.
In June 2003, he was part of a Houston Astros sextet, consisting of Roy Oswalt, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner, that no-hit the New York Yankees. He posted a 3-4 record that year, but shit, he helped NO-HIT the Motherfucking Yankees!
Was last seen in 2008 in the Atlantic League, before getting released after an arm injury.
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Next week: Dave Hollins