HELLO KEVIN PILLAR!!!!!!
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now that saki is back, 11 game win streak will start
somebody else noticed … it’s not that c-word though
Speaking of, is there any good reason to just not have kawasaki play out the year at 2nd, other than respecting your vets? From the looks of it kawasaki and izturis are about a wash offensively (with izturis having a better pedigree) but kawasaki is miles ahead in terms of defense and base running.
Sounds like they will.
Gibbons says Maicer is wearing down a bit so Kawasaki will play lots.
Maicer started wearing down in 2011 or so by the looks of things.
I predict one solid defensive play accompanied by a clutch base hit for pillar’s debut.
Well, you got the defensive play!
Is He In The Line Up Tonight?
But is “Hello Kevin Pillar” a joke that I don’t get?
Forgive me. I’m (relatively) new here
He was called up from the minor leagues this morning, and a large number of people have been pining for him for a while.
It’s not a joke so much as excitement at the prospect (pun!) of finally getting to see him in the big leagues.
No, I think it means something. It has been going on a long time (before any hint of a call up). I don’t know what it means though. But I would like to!
I think it has something to do with Kevin Millar. Google “Hello Kevin Millar”.
Yeah. I’ve seen it on here for a while.
Yeah, I see it has something to do with Kevin Millar. I still don’t get it.
any bets on whether Pillar throws out a “lo viste” salute tonight ?
Maybe he’ll screw it up and do the “Loser” sign on his forehead.
I’m thinking he throws up a Lo Fiste – an epic bro fist bump that he’s been working on in AAA to quickly gain the admiration of Lawrie
yep I’ll agree with that. Hoping Pillar and Kawasaki have cause to exchange bows tonight. That would be fun to see.
Pillar is a player who played well in HS but was never offered a position at any university.
His HS coach asked a JC close to home to give him a try as a favor.
After playing well he still garnered no interest in the draft until the Jays picked him in the 32nd round ( courtesy pick territory).Signed for $1,000.
Raked at every level yet the scouts still peg him as a fringe player, maybe a fourth outfielder somewhere.
At every level he’s been looked at as nothing much and people wait for him to fail..At every level,he’s raked and proved them wrong.
Lugnuts hitting coach Kenny Graham: “Kevin Pillar is one of the most mentally tough players I’ve ever met in my life
Thanks Radar. I’ve been waiting for Kevin all year. It’s interesting that guys like Pillar have to work so hard to garner interest where guys like Rios, with all the physical tools to succeed and then some, don’t yet if you look at the guy at 2nd base for the Red Sox tonight, should he be that successful? Of course not if you look at the tools…it’s Dustin’s heart, hustle and baseball smarts that allows him to get every ounce of talent out of this body while Rios is a waiver guy. Point is, the Jays have a winner with Pillar, I hope he gets a chance because if not, someone else will.
From a fan’s perspective it’s good that they brought up Pillar, give us something to watch. Here’s hoping that Drabek or Hutch are ready soon so we can start looking at pieces for next year. It sucks being out of contention, but it sucks even worse being out of contention and fielding only veterans and journeymen
Start taking bets now on what that senile fuck Buck is going to call young Kevin in the next week!:
Kevin Millar – 6/1
Calvin Pillar – 7/1
Kelvim Pillar – 10/1
Kevin Pey-ar (pronounced like his last name is Latino) – 17/1
Matt Devlin Pillar – 20/1
Mike Trout – 300/1
I love you
The pee-yar one is going to happen. Book it.
You missed Kevin don’t CALL ME PE-LASH Pillar after the old Leafs d-man pylon they employed for far too many years.
What are the odds for Rice Pilaf?
+2. very good. I really just started noticing how many times he fucks the names up on TV. Shows you what I am really focusing on I guess. I did notice that Tabby used that most insidious of vapid phrases again last night in reference to Victorino in that “he knows how to win”.
I want to know what players on the jays, in his stupid world, “do NOT know how to win”.
Could be a long discusssion
Pillar should have been called up a few days ago, his streak of batting over .300 at every minor league stop has been ruined (he’s at .299 in AAA)
Prospecta make me nervous. Flashbacks of Russ Adams and Travis Snider
.321/.366/.466 over 1240 ABs. Doesn’t _seem_ fluky. Rookie ball to the majors in two years.
Kevin Millar at 100 bucks for me!
And even Darren Oliver can read that font!
Pigfucker Lester vs Ishmael tonight eh.
Kevin Pillar=Yasiel Puig. 20 game win streak starts tonight
I liked this guy better when he was Eric Thames.
Wonder what Kevin’s walkup music will be
Remember the offseason OF and 2b upgrades Stoeten has written about a couple times lately?
While the Jays just got them.
If Kawasaki puts up the same line he had last time around he’s already better than Maicer. And if Pillar can scratch .250 with a little pop, a little speed and a little above average defense that’s an upgrade in LF.
Stoeten is right. It won’t take much to upgrade 2b, LF and C when we’ve been basically the worst in the league at these positions.
Well. Not While.
It’s cousin Mose
Lawrie apparently batting in 5 spot, is that new? Thought they had him lower.
This must be bittersweet for Pillar, he’s accomplished his dream but he promised his girlfriend he’d marry her when he made it to the bigs. (he made the promise when he was told in spring training he’d spend the entire year in AA)
Atta kid, go get em.
Esmil Rogers, he of the rapidly inflating ERA
Times a billion
Good stuff, Dont-Call-Ishmael
almost got the 4 k inning there
Am I mistaken or did I not just read something that said Rogers was back in the pen? I flip the game on and there he is. This is gonna get ugly quick. On the bright side, we could be looking at the Jays next catcher in Saltalamacchia.
FUCK PILLARS MUSIC
…..stupid forum sucks on mobile
I fucken love Brett Lawrie
So does Tabby. Or @ least Tabby loves his legs…
Does Tabby’s wife watch the broadcasts?
Barring a DP, Pillar will bat this inning. Drum roll please….
You are one excitable boy tonight.
Unbridled enthusiasm is good. And sorely missing.
It’s been a while since things were unbridled around here.
It’s true. I tend to forget that since I get unbridled from time to time in the comfort of my own home.
That 11 game win streak feels like months ago.
Do go on……
A veritable pillar of the community.
Tabby would be interested to know if he’s a “stand up” guy.
I heard his music, but I don’t know what it was. Something country?
I like this pillar guy more than bonifellatio already. Boni wouldve struck out like 3 pitches ago.
I like everyone more than Boner. He’s an insult to all boners everywhere. Good riddance. I was so delighted with the news today. Giddy as a schoolgirl, I was.
you don’t like boners?
Not ones that can’t find the gap.
Well that was fuckin awesome.
That whole string.
His died before they reached the gap.
Boners are fine – regular ones, girl boners, whatever. Boner the alleged baseball player? He killed all boners everywhere with his awfulness.
Damn, Buck was this close to calling him Pee-Yar . . . whoever put 100 down on that one haha
Called him Pee Laar
Good contact swing . . . between him, Lawrie and Reyes nice to have hard line drive, gap hitters to compliment the pull hitters and power hitters and the slap hitters
I really liked that at bat a lot. First MLB at bat vs. Jon Lester and he stays in there like a pain in the ass fouling shit away and then makes great oppo field contact. If Dwayne Murphy was still the hitting coach he would be making notes right now like ” – hits to opposite field, must fix that, opposite field is for pussies, need to fuck up his swing”
That was bullshit. Pillar hit that ball about as hard as you can hit it.
Man there’s some gross beards in the red sux clubhouse. Napoli’s is sweet but that’;s about it.
The Red Sox are esthetically challenged
They all look like they should be on the Duck Dynasty. It’s NAGL. No cuties.
If Gomes was to switch his clothes for an old tshirt and sweat pants and stand out on the street asking for change, people wouldnt think twice about telling him to get a job. He literally looks that bad in addition to having an even more horrible looking swing than Lawrie.
Napoli and Gomes have beards that make them look like garden gnomes. Throw in Pedroias Planet of the Apes beard and you have one creepy collection of chin slinkies.
This is the Esmil of old!
Fuck you Ortiz, and you too Gomes.
Gomes favorite food is seconds.
Yes. Buck just mentioned intangibles and earlier talked about chemistry, Somewhere Andrew Bloeten is stewing…
I like Kawasaki and all, he does the little things, but fuck me, can we get a 2nd baseman with an OPS about .600 next year?
above .600, that is
The average sucks, and the OPS isn’t very good, but he gets on base at a reasonable rate. He’d be a fine back-up.
I agree with that
I’ve never seen that before.
Infield homer. Craziness.
My son used to shit like that when he was 13-14.
He’d just dare them to throw and keep advancing.
Chip off the O’ll block?
Na, I never had my moment in the sun.
It was fun to live vicariously through him, mind.
You’re showing your age, SP.
Rajai, you beautiful man!
Butterfield is going to be PISSED!
See? This is what unbridled enthusiasm does! Oh + ineptness on behalf of the Red Sox doesn’t hurt either.
Weird being on the other end of awful in the field.
Memories of JPA missing the second baseman and throwing it back out to the center fielder. Good times, good times….
We can laugh now…
That’s like pouring gas on the fire!
Anyone know our record with Kawasaki starting this year?
whatever it is, its irrelevent.
I think they said 37 and 32.
If you arent rooting hard for Pillar you arent a fan of baseball, period.
Kid that was passed over every step of his baseball career back to high school yet who has paradoxically done very well at ever level hes actually been on the field (from high school to college to every level of the minors).
The fact is, if a guy had been drafted in the first round and then had THE EXACT SAME MiLB career as Pillar, he would probably be a top 50 prospect. I think tools and scouting are important and pedigree should maybe count for SOMEthing, but at some point the performance on the field needs to take precedence
in the parallel universe where Kawa was not sent down when Reyes returned, the Jays are in 1st place and now putting the Sux away for good …
I hope Bonifacio contributes in KC.
I like KC
I’m hoping Brett is the PTBNL.
Yeah, just for the quotes.
He could probably out OPS Lind as the DH
So here’s the question… do the Jays pickup Lind’s option?
Not a chance
In a perfect world, no. But because they didnt give up on EE, I have a bad feeling about it. Same with JPA
oh yes, and the crowd at RC is shouting Japanese 3 or 4 times an inning and driving opponents nuts … PEDroida says he can’t hear his face clicking and is losing 30 ms advantage he usually has …
Is he still able to jump around with every pitch? I don’t care if he thinks he’s a Mexican jumping bean – like the Highlander – THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.
That sounds feminine…+ is therefore apt for Pedroia. APT I SAY.
The Bean Hobbit
I do hope you’re not calling me a hobbit!
I meant Pedroia. So weasels are more attractive than hobbits?
Oh yes. Weasels are cute. And vicious.
Hobbits are just…hairy + unpleasant. Though tiny.
Hairy + Unpleasant…sounds like my ex-wife
Thanks!! Next week I’m at the Paradise Lounge of the Holiday Inn in Sarnia
WHO is your agent???
The Bean Weasel is my agent…
Bonifacio at 2B doesn’t catch that ball.
Ain’t this fun?
It doesn’t suck.
Nice hit Rosey.
See the vertical on Napoli. Mad hops.
games just seem to be more fun to watch with kawasaki in the lineup.
Things go better with ‘Saki
Even if we are out of contention, it just feels good spanking the Red Sox
Nothing tastes as good as the Red Sox losing.
What about free beer and pizza?
I still give the slight edge to the Red Sox losing – it’s a calorie-free experience.
I thought it was chicken….it tasted like chicken….
Don’t get too excited…it’s still early
With the Blue Jays this year, I take my excitement whenever it comes…
Pillar is getting hittibuttered.
I love this every. damn. time.
Apparently someone needs to explain to Zaun that there was actually already one out that inning and it would be stupid to try to give yourself up to advance the runner from 2nd to 3rd.
The curse if Kawasaki has been lifted
The Zaun – Arencibia fued continues.
Though I must say I agreed with Zaun on that one.
Johnny Gomes has the absolute worst looking swing in the big leagues. Stance to follow through, it’s just horrible.
Damn…that blonde in the white shirt had a nice rack…
give a guy some GPS coordinates.
Use your PVR and rewind…
Too much work for a couple dork bags.
Jose can’t you see?
..by the dusks early light?
Damn you twilight – you ruin all that I love! Baseball, vampires…
I’m not really a daytime kinda gal…
Just when you think Esmil’s time as a starter is over, he pulls it out of the bag!
And it’s his birthday! Happy Birthday Esmil/Ishmael!
It’s early yet, his shitballing side may turn up still.
Come on Buck, if you can miss old ‘why didn’t he just tag him?,’ show Ishmael some love for pities’ sake.
He’s pitching well thats forsure but SP, his last bunch of starts have me super pissed off at him lol itll take some time for him to work back off my shit list.
You and fukstik should join forces.
That dude is a straight up moron, Im just a grouchy prick, there’s a difference :)
He just needs to work on the social niceties.
Not really, takes one to know one. Be careful what darts you throw.You never know about collateral damage. Besides in the school of psychology, in measuring people of low IQ, a moron ranks above imbecile and Idiot so I’m doing allright.
If he can get us through 6 scoreless he’s done his rock and roll duty as a pitcher. Gibby just has to have the brains to yank him when it starts
here he comes…
okay, maybe he won’t get us through 6 scoreless innings
Rogers has now pitched 96.1 innings (I think not including tonight). Its the 3rd highest on the Jays and 15 more IPs than Johnson.
He has never pitched more than 83 innings , which he did 4 years ago. Last year he pitched 53, the year before 25.
What number is pillar using?
I like rajai in the 2 spot vs lefties. Vs righties it should be rasmus. Not fucking izturis.
Hey, they managed to stop him on second! Boooo!
HUGE inning to get through for Rogers.
Pitch count creeping up, but just attacking here Nd i like it. Be careful here.
Looks like soriano found arod’s “stuff”.
Just saw Rob Ford inhaling some fries..
As good as Stoets with his sandwich?
Which pipe did he use?
Was he having a “couple of pops” to wash them down?
Tabby’s telling us that Lester can reach down into his sac and throw anything at JBats.
Ugly visual there.
Tabby ain’t exactly known for his comforting visuals…
Ever notice how much Tabby loves Jon Lester? Every time he pitches, Tabby sits there stroking it all night.
Speaking of ugly visuals…
Like crying – stroking it + baseball don’t mix!
speak for yourself bean
Tabby’s got soft hands..
soft and hairy
And here I thought the hairy palms thing was just a myth…
Rules are meant to be broken…everyone knows I get unbridled sometimes…
“Good thought process by Arencibia.”
Something we really don’t hear enough of…
Arencibia: Nietzsche scholar
He does generally inspire nihilism…
What doesnt kill me makes me a better home run hitter.
Lester’s got soft hands..
Ouch…Big Papi laid a smack on that one.
Almost like a Crash Davis moment there, with Rogers shaking off JPA.
“Anything that travels that far outta have a damn stewardess on it”
More Pillar please.
lol after diving on the turf his body just said “holy fuck bro, let’s go back to AAA, that shit is HARD”
Come on brett, let’s get rogers something for his bday!
The Massholes giveth, and they taketh away.
Setting the stage for the Pillar grand slam
Im in Singapore for work and its retty sweet having gametime start at 7 am.
do they bring out Rocket Ishmael for one more?
Rocket Ismail? Dude, are you living in like 1990? Obviously you don’t don’t receive current sports updates in Singapore
7pm games start at 6am where I am (Vietnam). Most days I get to watch almost the whole game over coffee and breakfast before I have to get to work. Weekend games are a bit tougher, since 1pm afternoon games start at midnight here. I haven’t been bothering to stay up for them lately; I watch the archived version, or just watch a different game live, the next morning.
here comes the bullpen…. :S
In other news, Alfonso Soriano has 13 RBI’s in 2 games (and tonight’s game isn’t over yet).
Video game stuff right there.
Someone clearly jacked up his stats in the edit player feature lol
Honus is just alright with me.
I don’t care what they may say…
Honus…he’s my friend…
I hate all of you. This song is such an earworm for me. I’m going to have it in my head FOREVER now.
He took me by the hand!
Lester’s up to 110 pitches, surprised he’s still in there
Maybe his arm will fall off.
I remember that
Paging Dr Andrews… paging Dr Andrews.
That guy must be worth a fair peice of change by now.
So how about Wagner?
Huh? Why did zaun correct himself? He was right. Jpa didnt advance the runner and it was a poor AB.
He was likely being on tongue-in-cheek since JPA becomes Miss Pissypants whenever his consistently shit play is pointed out.
Betcha anything Beeston phoned and said he didnt want that asshole in his office tomorrow morning crying about it.
Because he was wrong. JP hit with one out already (Lawrie popped out to first). His entire initial rant was based on the fact that JP was not a team player because he failed to hit the ball behind the runner to advance him to third from second, thinking there were no outs.
Unfortunately for Zaun, there WAS one out already so JPA’s job at that point is to get a hit any way he can, not hit behind the runner to move him over.
Not quite anymore.
Workman is a top 20 pitcher name.
Nice to see Rogers have a better start today. Wagner’s two innings looked pretty good too. Just three outs to go!
Ortiz attempted a fucking bunt…. ugly
and of course, Naps homers.
Here we go everybody!!!!
Funny, I didn’t draw it up quite like that.
The good news is Pillar bats again.
This team. This fucking team.
Everytime I think I’m out…they pull me back in!
Did they just push ya back out again?
I don’t even know what they do to me. Too many feelings.
On the positive side, this means Pillar will get another at bat
bases loaded, wtf!
Truer words have never been spoken
Oh, it’s tied up! what the fuck did I miss?
Everybody knew that was coming.
Cecil doesnt have a Clozers mentality!!1!!
I may be missing something, but why wouldn’t Gibby bring in Casey with a lead in the 9th?
Unavailable due to pitching the last two nights.
Is Napoli considering joining the Amish? That’s what his beard suggests to me.
The Amish Mafia perhaps
Can I get a witness?
Well, so far this isn’t “Some Kind of Wonderful”…(see what I did there?)
That looked like a popup! How the fuck did that get out?? This team is hilarious. Theryre the anti red sox. Never rally and blow leads late.
It’s official, Cecil has been overused like Stoeten’s mom.
Ouch, Mr Froman.
You shouldn’t talk, Sausage King. Your mom’s vagina is like a video game: it’s rated E for Everyone
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