Friday, April 18, 2008

The wit and wisdom of talk radio callers

We'd rather not discuss last night's 4-1 loss to the Rangers, in which the Blue Jays were asleep at the plate and Doc Halladay sacked up and went the distance to preserve the bullpen for the weekend series. (For whatever that moral victory is worth.)

Instead, we'd like to focus on the Jays Talk callers, and specifically, David from Toronto.

The old philosopher Dave, who sounded like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys and seemed about as lucid. His comment for Wilner after last night's game has to rate amongst the all-time headslappers.

Dave was of the considered opinion that the Jays need "to bring up some rookies to get those guys around." We're presuming that Ranger rookie David Murphy's 3 for 4 night had something to do with this, but when Wilner tried to inject a little sanity into the situation by noting that maybe veterans with experience would do as good if not a better job at "bringing those guys around", Dave made clear that the rookies "want to prove themselves."

Also, Dave assured us that Gibby was an idiot for how he used the bullpen in Wednesday's 14 inning game. "Any good manager's always got plan for a 14 inning game!" Dave informed us. Wilner offered that the Jays might have a couple of those sorts of games per year, our baseball savant wasn't having any of it.

"This is the AL East! Come on!"

It's hard to argue with logic like that.

10 comments:

The Southpaw said...

Everybody who watches TPB knows that "Bubs is the sharpest guy in the park." Corey and Trevor are the dullards.

Tao of Stieb said...

Well, yeah, Bubbles is the sharpest guy in the trailer park, but that's pretty faint praise.

Navin Vaswani said...

i'm not sure how Wilner hasn't gone batshit crazy after listening to all the lunatics that call him after the games. much respect to Wilner. he's got crazy, crazy patience.

Andrew said...

Julian was the smartest... Bubbles had the best grip on reality.

Can someone wake me up when the Jays SLG better than .400?

Anonymous said...

Was Dave the same guy who just randomly said "...Toronto Blue Jays" and then hung up, after a Wilner response?

Colin said...

I think someone got 7-seconded tonight. There was a very weird call to which I wasn't fully paying attention but didn't seem to be related to baseball, and it ended very suddenly.

Michael Seff said...

Man the Jays frustrate me. And I'm an Orioles fan so I know how it feels.

Bring back Cliff Johnson said...

Wilner gets on my nerves. I don't listen to him all the time, but earlier in the season callers were saying Frank Thomas had lost some batspeed. Wilner, in his usual smug fashion, suggested the callers were out to lunch. Hmmm, I guess Gibby and JP agree with the callers cause the Big Hurt is riding the pines.

The Manute Bol Experience said...

Umm, sorry Cliff. It's pretty clear this has to do with the vested option. Frank will come around. It's not like this is an unusual occurrence.

Bring back Cliff Johnson said...

I don't buy the vested option. I've seen the Big Hurt take us out of too many big innings. A game in April is worth just as much as a game in September, and I'd rather have Stairs in there than Thomas.I know Thomas is a slow starter but come on.