Thought bubble: “Fairservice wishes he looked this good.”
Well that was a cracker of a first match! I can’t believe it’s already time for the second leg. And you’re right, it’s going to be tough for our boys after that one bloody mistake allowed El Shaarawy the clear header to take the away goal, but after outplaying them for much of the contest– or at least the first half– that Matavz goal, ugly as it was, seemed pretty well deserved, and that at least gives us a little hope, eh?
Or… wait, what was I watching? The fucking Jays?
Ugh. Guess it’s more meaningless baseball for me! Fun, though, to see if Kevin Pillar can ever get a hit, or Anthony Gose can look like a big leaguer, or something. Beats staring into goddamn space or whatever else I’d be doing, at least, right?
If that preamble didn’t quite sell this one, try this on for size: Shi Davidi tweets that Jose Bautista is out of the lineup after aggravating a hip issue that first cropped up last week, after a slide back at Rogers Centre. Can we please just get real grass already. You can easily put additional seats at Varsity Stadium and exile the Argos to there, where they belong. Fucking do it already!
In response to Davidi, and presumably without sarcasm, some mouth-breather adds: “suck it up buttercup ! #wimp.”
Gregor Chisholm tweets that John Gibbons says the club is going to monitor Brett Cecil’s usage from here out, and that he’ll pretty much just be used as a lefty-lefty specialist.
Gregor adds that the Jays have lost 10 in a row, 19 of 21 since 2011 and 21 of 24 since 2010 when playing in the Bronx. Maybe some left-handed power hitters who aren’t streaky as fuck would be a good idea.
John Lott tells us that A-Rod no-showed in the clubhouse for media availability– the hordes were hoping to get his reaction to the suspension of fuckface Ryan Dempster.