True story: The Missus has a bit of a thing for Troy Glaus. Occasionally, we'll call her over to the TV to tell her that her "boyfriend" is limping up to the plate, like an old man.
Of course, last night when we pulled this little gambit, he hammers his first homer in Lord-knows-how-long to cement the Jays 9-2 win. Glaus' shot was a pretty monumental blast, deep into what Mrs. Tao described as "the Canada's Wonderland mountain" beyond the center field fence in Anaheim.
Come to think of it, we'd like to see Glaus take batting practice at Wonderland, right about the same time that they send the high divers out to jump off the artificial falls. That'd be sweet.
We've been slamming Gregg Zaun lately, if only because it pains us to watch his at bats. But last night's game reminded us of how valuable Zaun can be at times to this team. If his key hit and a sac fly, as well as a great head-first slide under a tag in the sixth were cake, then the icing was the heads up play to alert the home plate umpire that Howie Kendrick was thrown out at third before Maicer Izturis scored, saving the Jays a run in what was still a close game at that point.
All is forgiven, Zauner.