Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We've got the funk...

...and sadly, it's not in any way a good, Clintonian funk.

It is more of an autumnal funk borne of three weeks of solid misery. The economy is in the shitter. The federal election robbed us of our will to engage politically. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. We're getting older. Responsibilities are piled on while the few remaining hopes and dreams of our youth fall like the rusted foliage.

And all the while, as we turn to our second great love in life for solace and comfort, we watch the Tampa Bay Rays and think to ourselves: They're just going to get better, aren't they? And the Jays are going to be a little bit worse. If not a lot worse.

Watching the Rays young rotation, which will only become deeper with the addition of David Price next year, we're left with a gnawing feeling that Roy Halladay and the rag-tag band of brigands that the Jays run out to the mound next season are going to have their work cut out for them.

And to make matters worse, the Yankees and Red Sox are sure to retool and rebuild following years that fell short of expectations.

Then there's the whole matter of the 82 cent dollar, which will dig into any potential payroll increases that may have been forthcoming.

It's a shite state of affairs, and six Paul Beestons wouldn't make any difference at this point.

9 comments:

eyebleaf said...

I need a God damn drink after this one, Tao...

Tao of Stieb said...

We recommend an Anchor Steam Beer, with a Knob Creek chaser.

Anonymous said...

I've been depressed since they traded Thomas :(

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the Jays vest their dollars so they don't get surprised by sudden changes in currency value, which means that there will be a few years of plenty, followed by probably not resigning a lot of the current players and letting the now-prospects play.

Or at least it works that way in my imaginary world.

hth

best regard

johN

scott campbell fanclub said...

that was the most depressing thing i've read in ages.

cheers

TonyC said...

I feel a whole lot better having read that !

The Ack said...

I think I need to find a way to build it up again this weekend with one of my patented "optimism" posts. Damn you, Tao.

Anonymous said...

i think you mean hedge, johN

Anonymous said...

Let's face it this next season is a battle for the basement. And this will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Halladay will demand a trade when the fucking Rays, Red Sox and Yanks dominate next year. Then JP's lax attitude in not getting a Garland(he's flying under the radar) or a Manny will make the franchise lose Halladay. I don't care what Brandi Halladay says, if you think Sabathia will get 25 mill a year what will Doc get? Fuck JP!

Bruno Von Rottweiller
PS The Jays in 2009....from worse to worst!