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…
On Thursday night at the Ossington bar in Toronto, Parkes and I will be winging some kind of baseball-related talk for a few minutes as part of The Little Red Umbrella’s Variety Spectacular. 10% of bar sales go to support the AIDS Committee of Toronto, so let’s get drunk. Hit up the Facebook invite and all that.
John Lott of the National Post tells us that the Jays are continuing to tell us that they’re not concerned about Jose Bautista. Nor should they be. Lott also talks about the relationship between Colby Rasmus and Evan Crawford, who are apparently friends back home.
As part of their Jackie Robinson day coverage over the weekend, MLB.com tells us about Anthony Gose and his experience in the league’s Urban Youth Academy.
Satchel Price of MLB Daily Dish talks about the Jays’ options for Travis Snider in a lengthy Snider v. Thames piece.
Chris St. John of Steal of Home makes the ridiculously sensible case for abolishing the at-bat.
FanGraphs notices that Roy Halladay is kinda awesome, transforming himself on the mound mid-game to get out of the closest thing to a jam you’ll probably see the Doc in.
Jared MacDonald of Jays Journal gives his impressions of Noah Syndergaard’s start last night.
Lastly, I’m not big on heartstring-tugging plays for emotional resonance– and I find the wave even more pukeworthy– but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to post more of the fine work from @Kathsport, who tweets, “In their commercial, the @BlueJays ask us if we’re ready. Here’s our response. http://tinyurl.com/84njtjk.”