How else can you explain the Blue Jays sudden offensive explosion in his absence? Maybe he had been preaching a tantric hitting approach that finally paid off big time last night.
(Of course, there is the scary prospect of what Denbo is going to do to the Jays' minor leaguers, now that he's been offered a roaming instructor position with the team.)
The first two innings of last night's 14-1 demolition of the Reds provided a week's worth of highlights, including three homers (THREE HOMERS!), lots of extra base hits, and hitting with runners in scoring position. Not that we're going to break out the party hats and print our playoff tickets at home (for a small fee) straight away, but you've got to hope that this "see ball, hit ball" approach that the new/old regime is preaching is going to result in more big innings like last night.
Alternatively, the Jays could just try to make sure that they face Bronson Arroyo as often as possible. (Hope the singing career is going well for Bronson, because he might need something to fall back on.)
J.P. and Dunn...more hilarity!
It goes on and on and on. It's like watching The Hills, only without the hot/dumb women and Spencer's bizarre flesh-coloured beard. To be honest, we don't even give a rat's ass anymore.
What are the chances that the embattled GM hits the airwaves tonight? And if he does, will a minion from Rogers be sitting beside him to taser him should he make any controversial comments?
Gibby's parting words
John Gibbons appeared yesterday on the Fan 590 with Herbal Fat Boy Gord Stellick and the perpetually incredulous Damien Cox. Gibby sounded sanguine about everything that went down, and seems more or less at peace with it all. As excited as everyone is about Cito, we hope people recognize that Gibby acquitted himself pretty well, especially over the past two years. We'll miss him (and that's coming from someone who was demanding his head on a pike on this very blog.)