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.