01
APR
2014

Sour Grapes

Yesterday I got called out by one of my former coworkers at Rogers for being/having  “sour grapes” because I spent most of opening day being snarky about the Toronto Blue Jays’ loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. This coworker hypothesized that my “new...
15
JUL
2013

Go [Expletive Deleted] Yourself, All-Star Game.

In 2008, I made the triple-A all-star team. I say made, but I was really asked to fill in for another guy who actually did make the team but was called up to the big leagues and therefore couldn’t attend. I didn’t want to go. I was given the usual shtick: it was a great...
10
JUN
2013

Altruisms VS Compounding Interest

Let’s be honest folks, this whole concept that crime doesn’t pay when it comes to using performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, it’s a load of crap. Crime sure does pay. If it didn’t, players would be less inclined to commit it. When there are hundreds of millions of dollars at...
05
JUN
2013

My Life Is A Lie

My entire baseball career is built on a lie. It started just after my junior year, on the day I wasn’t drafted but was told I would be. I spent 2002 playing ace to my college staff, leading the squad to a regional bid, making the all-conference all-star team for my effort. My...
01
JUN
2013

RA Dickey VS Chaos Theory

Believe me, no one is more tired of hearing RA Dickey say he’s still trying to figure out his knuckleball than me. The whole, “it’s a process”, “it’s a journey”, “the knuckleball is a capricious animal”, shtick—I’m over it. At some point this has to stop being a...
30
MAY
2013

The Primal Brett Lawrie

What’s with all the fuss in Jays land over Brett Lawrie acting like a petulant child? It’s almost as if folks are surprised or something. We are talking about the same Brett Lawrie that threw a helmet at an umpire, right? The same Lawrie that was a former star...
24
MAY
2013

No Time To Think Twice, Sean Nolin.

When I heard the Jays were calling up Sean Nolin yesterday, I got pretty upset. “What is it with this organization and fast tracking young, inexperienced arms?” I railed against it on Baseball Central. I railed against it on Blue Jays Central. Today, however,...
18
MAY
2013

Dustin McGowan And The Ghost Of Chris Carpenter

Pardon me for not bubbling over with glee at what seems to be Dustin McGowan’s imminent big league return. I know I probably should be, especially if I’m the Blue Jays. Dustin McGowan has made nearly $3 million over the last four years, logging only 21 innings during that...
15
MAY
2013

Melky’s MRI VS Jim Negrych’s Future.

They say part of being a professional player means you don’t wish ill on your fellow teammates. I think that’s a load of BS. This game is as much about luck and opportunity as it is good play. Hell, I’d even venture to say it’s more luck and opportunity than good play. Case in...
08
MAY
2013

How To Kill An All-Star

How To Kill an All-Star. Last year I said Ricky Romero should not have been in the big leagues to finish the year. He should have been sent down to recover from whatever mental issues were ailing him. The process should have started then, in 2012, when time was on his side. If...