FACT: There are 150 Games Left to Play.
Over the weekend, the “burn it down” takes started to filter in. Apparently, we can get a lot of prospects for Josh Donaldson.
You can go ahead and panic, if you like, but the fact remains that there are 150 games left to play. That’s a fact that won’t change no matter how much you yell about it at Mike Wilner on Twitter.
So either suck it up and watch. Or find something else to do.
FACT: Blisters are a pain.
Aaron Sanchez is on the 10 day DL because of a blister. He’s had a piece of fingernail removed to deal with the blister and should be throwing in a few days.
When this was announced, I was somewhat relieved. His offspeed pitches didn’t have that good and necessary snap in his last start versus the Orioles. I much prefer a reason for sucking than a mystery surrounding sucking.
FACT: Josh Donaldson is Lit from Within
FACT: Darwin Barney is on Twitter. (Update- NOT BARNEY)
I already love him on Twitter. He liked this tweet.
FACT: Russell Martin’s Face
I want more games that make Russell Martin make this face:
Less of this face:
FACT: “Not Edwin” is a Joke
Apparently some on Twitter want people to stop referring to Kendrys Morales as “Not Edwin.” “Not Edwin” is a joke I made up that has absolutely nothing to do with Morales and everything to do with the endless stream of Toronto media that, this winter, said, “You don’t need Encarnación, you have this guy.”
Russell Martin even, in his French language interviews during the Montreal series talked about losing “Eddie” but now they have this guy.
It’s not much of a secret that Encarnación was basically my favourite and his departure wounded me (in a way that I wasn’t expecting), so this general narrative always made me roll my eyes a little. I think Morales has been pretty great (one of the few bright spots) but I joke that he has to play well to earn my love.
Why am I even explaining this? Not Edwin forever.
FACT: The All Red Jerseys are Ugly
They just are. Stop trying to make red happen, Blue Jays. You are not Cincinnati or Boston or Washington or St. Louis. You are the Toronto Blue Jays.
Your colours are blue. Toronto, in general, is a blue city. It was quite the thing when the Raptors chose purple as their colour in the 90s because blue has been such a standard Toronto colour since the Argonauts chose it in the 19th century. Just be blue.
At the very least, don't make the logo red. It just looks like a half-assed attempt at patriotism masking corporate branding. I don't care that it may not be that, but it looks like that.
FACT: This is Someone's Opinion
Keith Law wrote a book. In it, he argues that the sac bunt is dumb. Not everyone agrees
Oh Banana King! One of the most exciting plays in baseball? You are a king! Why are you watching such boring ass baseball games?
Is all caps BASEBALL different than actual baseball?