The destination was the same as ever. The route was certainly different.
I've been working on the great Blue Jays Report Card (coming to a Batter's Box near you on Monday), and when it came to discussing the manager I thought I'd try to identify a few things the man actually does when it comes to running his team.
I got carried away. So I thought I'd best spin it off into a separate piece.
it was 25 seasons ago when the Jays and O's squared off at the Dome to decide the American League East. Today, the AL East has already been decided as the O's will use the final three games to tune up for the playoffs after winning the division. The Jays are hoping to finish the season with a winning record.
Now that everyone has had a chance to recover from the minor league season, the news flow is starting again. This week the Jays announced their award winners and Baseball America have started publishing their League their top 20's.
Even though most of us have never met face to face we are linked in our enjoyment of the Blue Jays and our love of baseball. We share this bond so when something bad happens to one of us we can empathize that someone, whose virtual company we enjoy, is suffering.
Our own John Northey has recently lost his wife due to complications from childbirth. John now has four young children, including a newborn, to look after.
the end is near...
One of the game's most famous and most remarkable records has now stood for exactly one hundred years. (Well, now it's one hundred and three...)
"That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough! I'm going to Clown College!"
The Jays play their final road series of 2014 against the Evil Empire.
The Jays won't have to deal with Derek Jeter
ever again after Sunday. Image from NYDailyNews.com
The Orioles can clinch the division by taking two of the three games from Toronto, so you can expect they'll be trying to do exactly that.
For the twelvth year in a row, I am once again asking for hardcore baseball fans to participate in the annual Scouting Report project, in which you evaluate the fielding characteristics of players on your team. If you have a few minutes, please drop by and evaluate your team.
The Cubs have spent the last four years in the tank. They're loaded with promising offensive prospects now, and they've even found a few decent pitchers by accident. This figures to be their last meaningless September for a while.
The Toronto Blue Jays will open and close the 2015 season on the road. They begin the year against the Jeter-less New York Yankees Monday, April 6 and finish out the year in Tampa Bay Sunday, October 4. The home opener is set for Monday, April 13 against the Rays.
Another successfull season for the Canadians came to an end last night, but unfortunately the Canadians streak of three consecutive Northwest League championships came to an end.
The Canadians fell behind early 4-0, they managed to score 3 runs, but it wasn't enough, as they fell 4-3, losing the series 2 games to none.