Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pulling out all the stops

You know what's worse than a 5 game losing streak? A 6 game losing streak (thanks, Mr. Obvious).

I've come to the realization that maybe baseball is playing too large of a role in my happiness, because for the last week I've been a bit of a miserable son of a bitch. It's not so much that I can't handle the losses....it's the expectations after spending the better part of two months at the top of the standings. And the recent flashbacks to 2008's impotent offense. And getting swept by the fucking Red Sox. And facing the brooms yet again in Atlanta.

That's why I'm pulling out all the stops today, friends. Full out positive mojo effort. Old school batting practice jersey, retro cap, the whole bit. Does that make me a loser? Yes. Do I care? No more than usual. Will my depression deepen if the Jays drop another one? I think you know the answer to that.

Casey Janssen is who we thought he is
In his '09 debut, Casey Janssen turned in a workmanlike effort - 6 innings, 3 runs, just one base on balls.....and no strikeouts. Let's give Casey a few more starts before placing judgement on the lack of punchouts.

11 comments:

SL said...

At least his mechanics featured less arm. Curveball didn't look too bad either.

Anonymous said...

Is the game anywhere on TV today? I can't seem to fin dit anywhere.

Ian H. said...

Nope, I can't find it either. Looks like it's the good old fashioned radio or watching the live boxscore.

Come on Scott Richmond, dig us out of this losing streak!

The Ack said...

fuck.

Woefully Irrelevant White GUy said...

6 in a row? Does it end? Or does Baltimore look like a world beater ,now? Unreal shit...now no one can say that the Jays lost 6 aand are still in first!

Tao of Stieb said...

Wakefield's floating butterflies effed them up for the entire road trip.

Anonymous said...

No way, Tao

The hitting shit the bed against Chicago

Capt. Obvious said...

Long week

eyebleaf said...

I'm fucking miserable.

Torgen said...

If we got swept in Boston and bounced back against Atlanta, it might have meant that we couldn't beat the top teams. What getting swept by Atlanta meant was that we just picked a bad time to go into a slump.

DoubleA said...

Do you think people wigged out in 92 when the Jays dropped 5 in a row from May 15 - 19 to Seattle & Minnesota? I bet they did. Although I think the 92 team was probably predicted to do better than this team was.

Also, what kind of Canada wide baseball community existed in 92 - did people from across the country fax their opinions to each other?

Losing three to the BoSox isn't a big deal. I mean, we're going to lose 3 games to them sometime this year. But getting swept by the Braves. That's not acceptable. Especially with Doc going. Thank god for the O's this week. Although, after the Sox series I said "thank god for the Braves"...