Now it’s time for all the stuff I don’t figure on making full posts out of, with the spiffy graphic by Matt English (aka @mattomic). It’s your Afternoon Snack…
At Getting Blanked, Drew is amazed that a real person posted a Brett Lawrie – Mickey Mantle comparison on the internet. Oh, Magical Space Daddy.
Larry Millson of the Canadian Press, by way of the Globe and Mail, writes about Kelly Johnson’s trip up to the top of the Jays’ lineup.
Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star brings some more quality post-game notes from last night. I do miss his bloggier excursions from Spring Training’s past, though.
Elsewhere at the Star, overlooked by his presumed excellence, apparently Ricky Romero is right on schedule.
At BlueJays.com, Gregor Chisholm has a notebook post that gives us an update on both the battle for left field, as well as Brett Lawrie’s injury status– he could be back as soon as tomorrow.
Speaking of, Mathias at Mop Up Duty looks at the baserunning aspect of the battle for left field, among other things. Interesting.
At Mike Up, Wilner talks about Dustin McGowan’s rough day, with audio from the pitcher himself and pitching coach Bruce Walton.
FanGraphs points out that Jason Lane, who’s been in the Jays system for most of the last three years, is now with the Diamondbacks– and attempting to convert himself into a pitcher. WTF?
Since it’s Canada, I think this is worth a link: the Edmonton Journal talks to Bill James about hockey stats.
Babes Love Baseball give DJF some link love in their Jays preview haiku-ish thing, so we’re giving it right back.
Lastly, some housekeeping stuff: we’re getting set for a bunch of awesomeness this season. Today we’re doing a test run of the cameras that will shoot our daily live web show, we’re shoring up the details of an Opera Bob’s event for the Jays’ game on Opening Day, and I’m digging up the old Jerry Howarth intro for the rebirth of the DJF podcast. Nails much?