These are not your father’s Baltimore Orioles (or, obviously, they’d be a lot more likable)
I’m pretty sure all of Baltimore’s wins this season should be stricken from the record, because it turns out that all along they’ve been cheating. Unless, Y’KNOW, it somehow became legal for them to play TWO GUYS AT SECOND BASE.
Robert AND Dino???!?
HEYO! I’ll be here all week, try the fish…
Wilner tweets that John Farrell confirms that he’s only got one year left on his contract, which… I’m pretty sure we totally knew, though I did hear Wilner shut down a JaysTalk caller the other day who tried to use the Bob Elliott-reported fact.
Wilner also tells us that Chad Beck and Anthony Gose have joined the club and are available tonight, that hitting coach Las Vegas hitting coach Chad Mottola is with the Jays as well, but that Yan Gomes is not.
Shi Davidi adds, on Farrell, that the manager says he is “unequivocally” committed to the Jays.
Jays Journal previews the Dunedin Jays’ Florida State League semifinal, which starts tonight. Or maybe it was Jays Prospects… whatever.
John Lott tweets that the two week negotiating window for minor league affiliations begins September 16th. I get the feeling it might be like how the NHL free agent period opens July first, and a bunch of guys mysteriously have deals negotiated in the first five minutes.
Lott also tweets a great pic of the Expos fans that took over a section of the Rogers centre over the weekend.
What the shit? The Jays’ lineup is identical, pitcher included, to the last time I actually did a full Game Threat, back on Thursday. How about that!
Lastly, for your between-inning viewing pleasure, check out today’s edition of Getting Blanked…
Um… after the rant in the post below, that is.
Toronto Blue Jays
R. Davis LF
C. Rasmus CF
E. Encarnacion 1B
A. Lind DH
Y. Escobar SS
K. Johnson 2B
M. Sierra RF
J. Mathis C
A. Hechavarria 3B
C. Villanueva RHP
Baltimore Orioles of Baltimora’s Tarzan Boy
N. Markakis RF
J. Hardy SS
N. McLouth LF
A. Jones CF
M. Wieters C
C. Davis DH
M. Reynolds 1B
M. Machado 3B
R. Andino 2B
Z. Britton LHP
Image via the Cleveland Fan.