Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday Rock Out - The Pernice Brothers
In honour of a fine musician who has transplanted himself to Toronto, and who occasionally makes trips to the Rogers Centre to watch Roy Halladay, we offer up for your Friday afternoon enjoyment the Pernice Brothers' "Weakest Shade of Blue". Which could be an apt description of the Jays' pitching staff this season.
(Although having said that, aren't people getting a little too wound up over this whole "clocked as low as 84 MPH" thing with B.J. Ryan's fastball? He never threw much higher than high 80's or maybe low 90's, and if he's not running it up there in that range on every pitch he throws in March, should we really be agonizing about this alleged "dead arm" bullshit?)
Incidentally, it was the Pernice Brothers who composed the classic ditty inspired by a certain Mr. Ramirez, "Moonshot Manny" (Pega luna Manny!) And wouldn't it have been awesome for that song to be playing for Manny in a Jays uni this year? And just because we're a fan, we'll forgive Joe for bringing his Red Sox Nation tomfoolery to the Dome nine times a year.