Sunday, March 27, 2011
Alas, I won't be making it to Opening Day after all. Considering all of the drama that happened last year, I feel quite indifferent towards the turn of events. A 10-year streak will come to an end this Friday. Maybe next year, I'll start a new one.
It's kind of a blessing in disguise, really. I really don't feel like dragging my kids all the way to the 500's watching amateur hour of all the dickheads getting belligerent. It's really not something you want to take the kids to year after year. We'll catch our beloved Jays when there aren't 50,000 drunk assholes looking for a fight, surrounding us.
Speaking of drunk assholes, I have an extra ticket to the Crystal Castles show on Saturday. Message me if you're interested.
Meet Your Blue Jays, 2011 Edition!
(Brandon Morrow will start his season on the DL due to forearm soreness. Jo-Jo Reyes, who was picked up in the Yunel Escobar trade, will take his place.)
The Line-Up (in my opinion)
Rajai Davis CF
Aaron Hill 2B
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Travis Snider LF
Yunel Escobar SS
J.P. Arencibia C
Mike McCoy 3B
Jose Molina C
John McDonald IF
Meet Your Future Third Baseman!
Oh, Brett! How classy can you be?
Brett Lawrie just got sent down to Triple-A for some seasoning. No shit.
Buck Martinez, the Jays' colour guy saw him take a few hacks in spring training, and
said that this kid with his power will be in the major league roster this year. He just needs to thrive in the hitter's league that is the PCL, and we should see in in a Jays' lineup soon.
Bret Cecil, Junkballer?
Brett's diminished fastball is a concern. "Anybody in the league can hit 87," says Cecil, who uses his fastball to set up his other three off-speed pitches. Management and Brett insist that there is no injury, but it smells like another lefty who lost his fastball, then his job. He has a cologne in the Jays' Store. I think it's still there . . .
Maybe Cecil just needs to incorporate a new pitch to his arsenal. A real slow one, to offset the 87 mph heater that he currently has. Something that will eventually make it over the plate, just to give the hitters another look. Just saying.
It looks like it's going to be a fun summer! We'll see you in the 500's! Go Jays!