Sometimes, when we post something on the blog that really kinda sucks, we take a moment to see what the others around the Jays sphere are talkin' 'bout, just to see if perhaps our suckiness is a reflection on the poor state of the team.
Unfortunately for our sense of self worth, we found lots of sound reason and salient points on the other sites today. Such as...
Snider in T.O.in '09?
It's not completely unreasonable to think that it makes sense to have the Great Big Giant Pasty White HopeTM Travis Snider play in the bigs next season, or so says Neate Sager in his always readable Zen Dayley column on Out of Left Field.
Vernon Wells is the worst centerfielder in the world
For a good part of last season and most of this one, we've had this nagging little voice in the back of our head that has been telling us that, Gold Glove be damned, Vernon Wells is not a great defensive center fielder anymore. Now, we can put a name to that voice: Jon Hale. In yet another fine piece on the Mockingbird blog, Hale points to some numbers that pretty much confirm that Wells is a shadow of his former self in the field.
Lloyd the Barber kinda loses his shit
You know what's weird? The fellas at Ghostrunner on First are always pretty consistently insightful and make us laugh, and yet we can't remember linking to them anytime recently. Hmm. How does happen? Anyways, Lloyd the Barber, girding his loins for his second stint as the "weekend sommelier" at Walkoff Walk, had a great piece on losing his religion and finding it hard to keep up the fight as a Jays fan in view of what a shit sandwich of a season this has turned out to be. (We feel your pain, buddy.)
Joanna takes Curt Schilling to task
The always ladylike and demure Joanna from Hum and Chuck had a few choice words for Curt Schilling. He had it coming.