How funny is it to see a Tim Horton's cup - presumably a double-double - nestled at the feet of the anonymous Canadian in between Corey Koskie and Justin Morneau in the picture above. We don't even especially like Timmy's, but if blind patriotism is the order of the day, then we fully support our boys getting some Timbits shipped to their camp in Dunedin.
We're probably a sucker or a chump for having bought into this whole World Baseball Classic tomfoolery. But now that we've finally caved and bought our tickets, we're getting seriously geeked to see the Canada-U.S. game on Saturday afternoon.
We don't care if we're going to freeze our ass off on the walk to the ballpark. We don't care if we're going to end up sitting next to Americans. We don't even care if they are exhibition games. We're just glad to know that sometime on Saturday afternoon, we're going to hear the crack of the bat and the snap of a ball hitting leather.
On the other hand, we might just be happy to take a breather from talking ourselves into the idea that the 2009 season won't be a complete loss for the Jays.
We managed to catch a few innings of this afternoon's game, and it has us all the more stoked. Sure, we're a little concerned when we see pitches sailing to the backstop and catchers making ill-advised throws into the ground after fielding said wild pitches. Nevertheless, we like the look of the lineup that Canada is going to be able to roll out for a few games.
It's just too bad that all the good Canadian pitchers are such a bunch of bitches. (Yeah, ya heard right Dempster...bitches.)
Speaking of pitchers, how's this for a warm up to the WBC: the heavily left-handed Canadians will face World Series MVP southpaw Cole Hammels when they play the Phillies tomorrow. Nice.