Alright, time to get back to the business of the floundering team and… whatever the hell is going on with it. It’s this week’s edition of the Griff Bag– our weekly-ish hijacking of Richard Griffin’s latest mailbag from over at the Toronto Star. And our weekly-ish variation on the same lame preamble.
As always, I have not read any of Griffin’s answers. Except, y’know, the one I quoted in a post yesterday.
If there’s a question you’d like me to answer, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe he’ll select it for a future mail bag. Fingers crossed!
This baseball season has to be the most frustrating and disappointing in memory. I like many other fans drank the “Kool Aid” and bought into the AA rebuild. He took a huge gamble and failed miserably. The experts (you included) said both the Yankees and Red Sox will be rebuilding therefore this is the Jays year. We all know in what place both of these teams reside today.
Do you think the Jays will limp, stumble and play brain dead baseball for the rest of the season or do you think some drastic , owner induced “fix” may be implemented ? I was looking forward to attending more games this year than last, but I’ve got to be honest I’m second -guessing spending my money on a team that seems not to care. Those lame, excuse filled post game autopsies of every Jay loss by John Gibbons are also very frustrating to watch. His southern drawl and laid back demeanor portray a country club atmosphere and his team plays like it.
Thanks, now I feel better.
Brian Runciman, Oakville
You know in what place both of those teams reside today? You mean June 11th? Which– and this is fucking news to me– is apparently now the last day of the season?
Seriously, Brian, what a steaming load of shit this is. John Gibbons talks with a southern accent so therefore he must be running a fucking country club where behind closed doors the fat cat players and him light cigars with $100 bills as they laugh and laugh about taking money from the saps who drank the Kool-Aid? Fuck your shitty attitude, and your wilful ignorance of Gibbers’ anger at Brett Lawrie during the non-sac-fly incident and the big knock on him when he was hired– that he was a hot head who fought with his players– that animates it. And fuck the notion that they’re limping, stumbling, and playing “brain dead baseball.” It was way sloppy earlier, for sure, but for a number of weeks now it’s been the starting pitching that’s failed them, not whatever bullshit concerns that bring out the shit-eating-grins in insufferable fans who think they know better about fundamentals.
And fuck the notion that anybody should have seen Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay carrying the Yankees for a month, too.
You don’t have to like what’s happened on the field so far for the Jays, but don’t fucking piss in my mouth and tell me it’s raining.
Anthopoulos has only “failed miserably” if you’ve already insanely decided that the outcomes we’ve seen so far are a true reflection of the roster he’s assembled. Sure, it’s almost certainly going to be a disappointing season for the club, but there’s this little thing called nuance that people usually try to grasp before making thunderously fucking dull-headed blanket statements like that. A drastic, owner-induced fix? Why??? What the fuck are you talking about???