So much happened last week that at a certain point, we started to feel like we couldn't keep up.
The losing streak.
The J.P. Meltdown.
The Dunn response.
The Prince Fielder inside-the-parker.
The extension of Aaron Hill's cranium injury time off.
Gibby fired. Cito (and the cast of Cocoon) hired.
No really, Cito's back.
Halladay takes a line drive off the mellon (and in true Doc fashion, still gets the out.)
Marcum goes on the DL, and goes to visit Dr. James Andrews...but no need to worry!
Adam Lind gets called up, having damaged AAA pitching as much as anyone could.
Oh, and the Blue Jays win a game.
Truly, a momentous week.
So, what now?
The odd thing about the next few weeks is that everyone is going to take their particular grievance or worry, and project it onto the team's performance. If the Jays score a few runs (as they finally did in yesterday's 8-5 win over the Bucs), then it will clearly be the repudiation of the strategy of patience preached by Gary Dembo. Or it will be Cito's guidance and his strategy of being more aggressive at the plate. Or Cito gave them all a good pep talk and then they came out and played with heart because Cito made them care.
Or, if they continue to get their asses handed to them, then the Jays will be a failure because of J.P. Ricciardi, and he should clearly be the next to go.
(These are the things that we've already heard, and we're sure that there's more from where that come from.)
Anyways, our point is that you can believe whatever you want to over the next few weeks. We're going to sit back and let all of the madness soak in a bit. When you try to impose meaning on events before you've even had time to process them or put them in their proper context, you end up just using them to confirm your own particular prejudices.
Then again, if it weren't for snap judgments and unsound reasoning, we doubt we'd have anything to blog about.