I took a little break from writing. The Jays swept Frankie Cats and his Rangers right out of town. Frankie, because he is a true gentleman, had nothing but kind and supportive words to say about Dustin McGowan. And Becks (sans Posh) came to town.
And then the Yankees rolled into town. Jesse Litsch, pink, round and efficient, took the loss in a close, tight game.
Yanks 5 Jays 4
And then Josh Towers, or Sparrow as I like to call him, took on ARod. He told Show Pony to take his "MINE!" and shove it by throwing at his shin. Alex took exception, Sparrow started towards him and it was so on. Benches and bullpens cleared. Everyone scrums a little, milling about and talking. Matt Stairs, pitbull extraordinaire, escorts ARod to his base. Everyone settles and sits back down. ARod is still whining and bitching, Overbay starts pointing at him and saying stuff and the benches clear again. Everyone settles down. Awesomely, Matt Stairs sits on the step and glares at Show Pony. Sparrow, cause he can't stand being too butch, gives up a two-run double. Sigh. Roger Clemens kicked Blue Jay ass in the place he seems to deny ever calling home. With a 7 run lead, he plunks Rios between the numbers and gets ejected in the 7th. He always did like punishing hot shots. Just ask Jeets.
Yanks 9 Jays 2
With AJ working his way off the DL and into the rotation, this could be Sparrow's last start as a Blue Jay. Let this be his epitaph: "You saw the effort, man. Johnny Mac and the rest of my defense -- Reed. These guys were playing unbelievable today, throwing guys out, diving and making unbelievable plays. I'm disappointed in myself for letting them down."
Thanks for the memories, kid. I remember when you were the go-to guy in '05. And that was a pretty bruise on Show Pony's shin.