Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Once step closer to the season sweep

It was looking dicey there for a moment, but our dreams of a season sweep against the Royals remain intact after some late inning heroics.

No, really. We're kinda selling ourselves on the whole notion that running the table on KC is something to which we can aspire, and which will help to keep us engaged and interested in these early season matchups.

(And speaking of "engaged and interested", let's hear it for the 10, 565 who showed up last night. By showing up the crowds from the past few nights, you helped us to avoid the "another record low attendance figure" trope that is keeping the beat writers in business this past week. You, the few and the proud, are the real heroes.)

Our hopes and dreams for an undefeated season run into a fairly significant roadblock this afternoon in the person of Zach Greinke. But on the other hand, that bum is 0-2, so clearly the Jays should be able to tee off on this sub-.500 chuck-and-ducker.

Also, the Jays will be sporting their awesome Powder Blue unis this afternoon (according to Jays intern Megan Robinson's @thestoryofagirl Twitter you can take that to the bank.) The Jays in their powder blues taking on the Royals? What could go wrong?

(And now, we pause so that we can go into convulsions in memory of the 1985 ALCS, and all of the times that the Jays were taken to the woodshed by George Brett, Willie Wilson, Frank White and Bret Saberhagen. Groan.)


davelikestoplay said...

I was at game 1 and 7 of the 85 ALCS. Brett killed us, but I still can't believe we blew a 3-1 lead.

Ian H. said...

Not that this would happen, but could you imagine if the Jays and Royals both wore their powder blues for the same game? It would be like frigging Smurfville.

Ty said...

Coolest uniform matchup so far this year was a sometime last week when Atlanta wore old-school powder blues against San Diego and their totally awesome orange-and-brown striped unis from the '70s.

Matt C said...

Anyone see the scrolling message under the scoreboard last night?

Apparently, "skids can run the base paths after [tonight's] game."

victorymanual said...

Hooray for me! Whoo!

Tao of Stieb said...

Fuck. We fucked up, dudes. Sorry.

This is all on me. I shouldn't have gone there.

Leaker19 said...

No worries, taking two of three habitually will take you far in this league. Sweeps are nice, but I'm in it for winning series.

eyebleaf said...


The Southpaw said...

"What could go wrong?"

Four letter word - starts with "C"