Thursday, July 23, 2009

Big Win! Homer Derby! Everybody's happy, right?

So ten runs on eight hits, and we're all happy and contented with the Blue Jays current situation, right?

Right?

It's easy to discount last night's offensive explosion since it came off Carl Pavano, who is only marginally more effective than putting a tee over home plate. Still, a win's a win and if you're one of those who still ponders the imponderable (Playoffs!!!1?), then we're going to need to take advantage of every sucky pitcher that gets thrown out against you.

Speaking of sucking
Here's a mild suggestion to big time slugger Vernon Wells: When you are having a sucktastic season and your contract is the albatross that is yoked around this franchise's neck, then maybe you should consider scaling back on the kiss-the-fingers-point-to the-sky routine when you cross home plate after hitting a rare home run. Just sayin'.

Elsewhere in home run celebrations
Marco Scutaro can keep kissing his bat all he wants.

Not that we want to talk about The Trade That May or May Not Be, but...
Has anyone noticed how Halladay seems to be one of the first people up to congratulate the starter after he comes out of the game? Maybe this is something that he has always done, but we've just noticed it in the past week or so. What does it all mean?

And furthermore on The Trade That May or May Not Be, which we prefer not to discuss
We saw J.P. on Jim Rome is Burning, and what we can read from that interview is the following: We still don't like Jim Rome. That dude has not changed at all in the five years since we stopped listening to him. Same hair, same douchey goatee. We're assuming that "clones" have still got to "have a take" and "not suck" or they "will get run". Or, they can string together a few stolen jokes and fratboy cheap shots for an "epic!" take, and get "racked". So we probably haven't missed a thing.

Coming soon
We'll throw a game thread up before today's game for those of you who like that sort of thing, and we're plugging away on a couple of historical trade deadline posts that we hope to be able to get done before tomorrow. Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Layth said...

All right about the trade. Is it just me or are the Jays just willing to let Doc walk for nothing at the end of next season. I got a this really bad gut feeling that they are.

If that's the case then I have to say I think we need to make another kick at the can for the playoffs next year. If it doesn't work then blows this thing up. It's time for Rogers to open the wallet and commit to getting a 2nd man in the rotation and maybe a true 1B/DH and let's do as Jake Taylor says and "Win the whole fucking thing"

eyebleaf said...

Re: the Rome interview; J.P. basically said Doc has expressed that there's no way he's not testing free agency. Which means he will be traded. Either right now, in the off-season, or next July. I vote next July. Just so I can continue to dream that the Jays might be able to compete in 2010.

Voodoo Matt said...

Ark! *clutches at chest* Delucci rage rising... don't want to curse-up your thread.... talk about something else...

It was nice to see all the home runs. Rios and Wells especially. Lind's double was sweet. Remember last year when he went 1 for 19 and was sent down? Seems like so long ago. What's this? 1 for 26? Delucci? DELUCCI!! FFFFFFUUUUU.......

Tao of Stieb said...

Actually, in lieu of putting up our own game thread, we'll just send people over to the Score liveblog with eyebleaf.

I always like to see big traffic numbers just to make myself feel like a big important bloggerman, but there's probably no need to clog things up.

Anonymous said...

Ol' Leroy may be feeling guilty. Remember how AJ became extra-huggier when he knew that he wasn't going to be re-signing

eyebleaf said...

You're a rudey, Tao.

And Anon is right about the hugs. FUCK!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Rome update Tao. I can head back to the basement now.

Joanna said...

Doc always comes and congrats guys.

MK Piatkowski said...

Joanna, that's one of the reasons Doc is more valuable than the "only plays one in 5 games" justification would have you believe.