An Overly Pessimistic Blue Jays Season Preview and A Note on Expectations

Great Expectations…With Spring Training just around the corner, we’re going to be hit with a barrage of season previews, predicting the course of how the regular season and playoffs will unfold. Naturally, these spoiler-happy reporters totally ruin t…

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An Open Letter to Mark Buehrle and Damien Cox

Dear Mark,First off, welcome to Canada! I just wanted to fill you in on a few things about our country. We love our hockey (you’ll notice that some folks inexplicably have an affinity for the Toronto Maple Leafs), beer (but you probably knew that alrea…

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One or the Other…

Major League Baseball umpires can’t have it both ways. Either they have to be available for post game press conferences to explain their miscalls or let the league step in and implement a video review system. At the moment, the only accountability is t…

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One Sentence Scouting Report: Golden Oldies Edition

Apparently, the Jays have signed Vladimir Guerrero to a minor league deal. In honour of this, I’ve decided to repost my One Sentence Scouting Report from December 23rd:One Sentence Scouting Report: Vladimir GuerreroWelcome to the inaugural One Sentence…

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Some Theories as to Why Adam Lind is Still a Blue Jay

They’ve discontinued his hat size (XXXXL, unbendable brim, low enough to hide the fact that his hair line is perilously close to his eyebrows)Alex Anthopoulos is mesmerized by Lind’s dreamy eyes squintAdam Lind has stumbled upon some rent control schem…

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Weekly Standings Check In: Heavily Redacted Edition

Originally posted on Blue Jays Luddite

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In Ultimate Act of Hubrus, Yankee Teammates Triumphantly Carry Hall of Fame Closer Off the Field Before Game Even Starts

Looks like the retirement parade has come to an official start for Mariano…

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Jose Bautista’s Early Season Dominance

If you examine the stats, I mean relax your focus and stare at the stats until you see the image of a saiboat, you’ll see that Jose Bautista is having an utterly dominant season. Just think about it, if baseball is a game of failure, Bautista has truly…

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Weekly Standings Check In: Total Wins and Losses Edition

We’re just about  month into the season and it looks like all of MLB is treading water at .500 with 328 wins and 328 losses. Let’s hope they can pull things together and a get winning record this year. Very disappointing…

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A Theory About the Baltimore Orioles

So the Jays are in Baltimore tonight and last time they faced each other, the Orioles won 2 out of 3 games. I’m hoping that things turnout better this time around, but it also got me thinking. How is it even possible that Baltimore can have a winning r…

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