DJF has one of the funniest takes on the matchup that went down. It’s a preview but the pics and the JP knock at the end is killer. Truthfully I didn’t want AJ to go … to the Yankees. But not because he was such a great Jay, but because I’m still a Yankees fan. I saw AJ’s greatest year in 2008 and I cheered like a beast for him unlike every Jays fan I knew. But I knew that was it. When he signed I just said he’s now a Yankee retread and I thought this was the year they were gonna be smart investors. New first name, same re$ult. Still Teacher vs Student was pretty damn cool.
43k rocking the Dome? I haven’t heard that since … opening day and then before that Canada vs USA at the WBC.. but previously … well obviously it’s been silent since 93. I’ve been to MANY big time games and I had the chance to go to this but passed.
Passed? yes … you see it was opening day of my 2nd softball league and well you know … I’d rather play. I still got home to see AJ exit, that was a pretty cool moment. Electricity in MAY!
Look what the Jays HAD to do to get noticed on MLB.com. TWIB was forced to show another Jays rookie Scott Richmond who was the AL Rookie of the Month. Richmond vs Greinke vs Romero vs Bannister is gonna be fun this year. Battle of the nobody’s that everybody should know. Scottie incidentally takes his 4-1 record into battle tomorrow night… just in case Halladay didn’t warm you up.
I was once blessed with watching Jim Clancy, Dave Stieb, Jimmy Key, Juan Guzman, David Wells and even a Cy Young winner Pat Hentgen start games here. Then Roger freakin Clemens had 2 of his greatest years in front of my face. Now I suggest any Jays fan go watch Roy start live, and be grateful you get to watch him pitch every 5th day. He’ll be the 2nd Jays player (after Robbie Alomar next year) in the HOF. He IS that mega-superstar we think we need to sign. Scott “rock and” Rolen and Aaron MVP Hill round out the 3 stars.
“It does seem like old times,” manager Cito Gaston said with a smile.
I hope AJ recovers (I said I’m still a Yanks fan). He’s a cool guy and seriously baseball sucks when the Yankees suck. That being said I’m gonna boo my head off when I see em live vs the Jays. As much as Jays fans would like to revel in the hysteria, we can boast only a bit. Sure EVERY SINGLE respected baseball authority has said wait until they play the rest of the AL East. Well … here we go. The Jays are gonna win this series maybe even sweep, but this ISN’T the test. The Rays aren’t the test. The test is NEXT Tuesday. Going into beantown vs the Bosox and beating them in their beloved home. THEN they will actually be worthy of all this hoopla we think the Jays are entitled to. Fenway is the new old Yankee stadium. That’s where you measure your team. I can’t wait.
Yeah I did say earlier I passed on the game to play. It was actually my 2nd opening day. I joined 2 leagues this year. Unfortunately for you and my team mates you will be forced to peruse my old man musings in search of my Bundy moment. It’s co-ed softball but damn I’m not 18 anymore. I hold my own still.
Last year I joined a co-workers league of fellow late 20s and 30 somethings and we came in 2nd. This was pretty much after not playing any semi-organized thing for like 10 years.
Generation X. This years uni’s are Brown with Carolina blue trim. Odd, but growing on me. Monday was opening day. We won 8-6. I went 2 for 3 with 2 rbi’s. The out was a sac fly. Holla. hahaha. Today was the new league. I joined my baby cousin’s league. I say baby and he’s really like 21 or 22. Babies to me. Yes I’m playing with kids like 10 years younger than me in this one. We won, 17-7. I went 2-3 I have no idea how many rbi’s and my defense was not shall we say … rickety first day like. Unlike ummm .. well last year. Had fun. The best part was standing on 2nd and watching my lil cousin try to hit me home. He did. Twice. Let’s see how much this body can take. I get to play 2 times a week, who needs a gym?