It’s the trailer for the upcoming Touch ‘em All Joe, which– as you learn in the clip– is from Bob McCown’s Fadoo Productions. The company’s Vimeo channel describes them as specializing in TV production, so I’m going to guess you won’t be seeing a theatrical release of this, but if you didn’t get enough good vibes out of your Blue Jays experience from watching come-from-behind wins the last two nights, perhaps this quick preview of a documentary on (arguably) the biggest moment in the team’s history will do the trick.
I pretty much took a break after Friday night from the soul-crushing experience that is being a Toronto Blue Jays fan this weekend, which turned out to be a great call on Saturday, but not so much on Sunday. And which I point out only because it means this clip is new to me, even though most of you probably already saw it.
You see, Melky Cabrera hit his first home run in nine months yesterday, and when he got back to the dugout, his teammates were… shall we say… unmoved?
When a reader sent me this picture he’d taken in Union Station he’d described it as though the man in the jersey was actually wearing an old-skool Jays jersey. It sure as hell looks like a White Sox jersey to me, and I was totally going give the man the benefit of the doubt when I did a post about it… until the reader, @TJGoertz, emailed me back to respond to my questioning of whether or not he might have been mistaken about the logo on the front.
“100% man,” he said. “I saw the front. It was the pre-2012 Jays logo but black. One of a kind.”
That’s… that’s fucking unfortunate, man. Well, unless the guy’s name is Chad Beuhrle or something, I guess.
Now, now, don’t worry, this isn’t a clip that has anything to do with the stupefying amount of insanity spewing forth from the denizens of a comments section that I am now genuinely fucking dumber for having read. It’s wordplay!
I’m not a particularly superstitious person. In fact, if you’ve read this site for any length of time you probably could guess what I think of most– if not all– superstitions. When the Jays opened the season, for the Game Threat, I Photoshopped an image of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion onto the heads of Joe Carter and Rickey Henderson lifting the World Series trophy in 1993. When a Facebook user wrote, “bad omen idiots,” I snarkily responded, “Oh yes, my magical powers of deciding baseball championships through shitty Photoshops has destroyed the Jays.”
Now, obviously I’m right about that. Obviously. I don’t have magical powers of deciding baseball championships through shitty Photoshops.
However, there was something else that I did in that post– that I did a few times during the spring, in fact. And that I did knowing– and intentionally spitting in the face of– the rummy coincidence it was connected to from back in the early days of the blog.
I wrote about it the first time back on May 11th, 2007, following the Jays’ having fallen to a ninth straight loss the night before.
If there is any group of people with the potential to be more breathlessly life-and-death than the Jays and their fans with every R.A. Dickey pitch during Saturday’s start in Kansas City, it’s CBS executives, and the producers of 60 Minutes. That’s because the iconic newsmagazine was in Dunedin early this spring, following the Jays’ new ace around for a day or two, putting together a piece on Dickey and the physics– no, Grandma, not the preternatural unholiness– of his knuckleball that will finally fill the airtime between Metamucil and dick pill commercials this Sunday.
Another turd-in-a-bucket on Saturday and the exploration of Dickey and his incredible skill miiiiiiight kinda fall flat, y’know? (He’ll be fine though, of course.)
CBS News lists the program as being set to air at 7 PM ET, but as they say in the TV business, check your local listings (which, for those of you youngsters out there, was a thing that they used in the wretched old days, before you could just stream whatever you want whenever you want).
I know, I know, we’re all probably just about Dickeyed out at this point, especially given his slow-ish start to the season, but 60 Minutes is kinda a big fucking deal, isn’t it? Check out a preview after the jump…