Thursday, June 5, 2008

Afternoon Delights

Unfortunately, we're not able to listen to the radio broadcast of this afternoon's game, but we have our workstation's RAM revved up to the limit tracking the Jays-Yanks (up 7-6 in the 7th) and the draft.

Milwaukee ruined the Jays fun by picking Canadian Brett Lawrie, presumably because the Canadian-heavy front office in brew city wants to stick it to J.P. and the Jays. (We're actually making that up, but it would be fun if the finagglings amonst MLB GMs were like an episode of The Hills.)

So here's the Jays pick. (Drum roll!)...David Cooper, a lefthanded hitting first basemen from the University of California (via Cal State Fullerton). Steve Lyons, who doesn't know enough about baseball to keep a job as GM but knows just enough to fill the airwaves on ESPN 2, says that Cooper will hit about 25 homers and hit .300. If he's right, then he should be about on par with Lyle Overbay, meaning that we'll have another decade of JaysTalk callers complaining that the first baseman isn't enough of a power threat. Fun.

10 comments:

sager said...

So you missed Jamie Campbell having Michael Milken — yes, that Michael Milken — as a guest in the booth?

Tao of Stieb said...

OK...we'll bite. Why was Michael Milken in the Sportsnet booth? A friend of Ted's, perhaps?

eyebleaf said...

i cannot believe what just happened. my heart hurts.

eyebleaf said...

and of all people, it had to be that mother fucking douchebag jason giambi...fuck...this shit has soured me on so many levels...

Tao of Stieb said...

That was brutal...it was the second time in a week that we got up from our desk at work and watched the Jays lose in walk off fashion.

So clearly, it's our fault.

If only Rolen had gotten to that dribbler, or if Scrappy Doo hadn't been scared of it.

Damn it all!

eyebleaf said...

i'm not sure why this series win and positive road trip meant so much to me, but it did. and to think that we lost it just boggles the mind. that was our game. a 7-2 lead. an 8-6 lead with BJ. and still couldn't get 'er done. extremely disappointing and extremely disheartening. only a sweep of the orioles this weekend can cure of me these blues.

Darren Priest said...

The thing about this year so far is we are facing a couple of unprecedented events: the Rays in first and the Yankees in trouble. With the pitching we have (so far), we really need to strike while the iron is hot. We need to add Rickey Henderson or something! And David Cone! PLeeeaseee! We need this!

What? Well, yeah, I have been drinking. Why do you ask?

Andrew said...

I saw Devon White on the draft broadcast... can he still hit?

Brendan said...

Just wanted to leave a comment to say that I've posted comments on this site before(as well as other blogs) and I'm not the same brendan with a small B who commented on the Joba thing and called you a wife-beater. I just read that comment and wanted to clear that up.

firepants said...

Steve LYONS is the former White Sox utility guy that was famous for dropping his pants at first base to get the dirt out and who later was a colour guy for Fox until he was accused of being a racist - something about Lou Pinella stealing a wallet. Steve PHILLIPS is the former GM of the Mets who got fired amidst rumours of sexual harrassment and confirmed reports of sucking as a GM. Get it right douchebag.