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The timing is perfect. On the same evening that our site reaches the 100,000 hit milestone, Jordan, Craig and I (along with other friends) will be watching our first game together. It's a decent pitching matchup, there should be a noisy $2 Wednesday crowd, and we will be in a very good mood. Thank you, everyone, for making this season so much fun.

Things happen, like they did last night. I still expect the Jays to beat the O's three out of four, going on to win about 13 of 19 in the season series. How Tosca uses his evolving bullpen remains the biggest roster question; sounds like J.P. wants to give Acevedo a chance. I'm a big Reed Johnson fan, but I hope Josh Phelps hasn't become a platoon DH. Enjoy the game.

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_the shadow - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 06:17 PM EDT (#99148) #
Enjoy the game guys, I'm sure when the Box hits the 100,000 plateau the game in progress will be halted along with a display
of fireworks, however congratulations to you all.
_Jonny German - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 06:27 PM EDT (#99149) #
I'm number 100002! I'm number 100002!
Pepper Moffatt - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 06:28 PM EDT (#99150) #
That makes you 2 late. :)

Pistol - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#99151) #
I must be one of the few that have serious doubts about Acevado. He was brutal with the Yankees, and only had success at home with the Tigers.

I wouldn't put Acevado in a close game until he has an extended period of success, let alone putting him in in the 9th inning with a lead.
_Dr B - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 07:03 PM EDT (#99152) #
No, Pistol, you are not alone. A lot of Acevedo success came when he pitched for Detroit. Detroit has a park heavily in favour of the pitchers. Furthermore, Acevedo has a fairly low K rate (and always has). That said, he has usually managed to keep OPS against at a fairly reasonable rate somehow so he might prove useful though he is unlikely to be lights out. As mentioned elsewhere, they aren't paying him a huge amount so it is a reasonable gamble. Together with Service, Tam and Sturtze they can hope that one of these pitchers gets it together. When Walker returns, one of them will get bumped. If (or when) the Jays acquire another pitcher then another may get bumped too.
Pistol - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 07:09 PM EDT (#99153) #
Acevado is a reasonable gamble for the bullpen. I just think he's an awful gamble to be the closer.
_Shane - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 08:22 PM EDT (#99154) #
Everyone will sh*t in their breakfast if Toronto loses 3 of 4 to Baltimore, especially Kent, but you know, it's not impossible.

Last night was pretty un-flattering, Vernon Wells swung at every pitch he could see near the plate with runners on base, Josh Phelps is sitting for Reed Johnson, "hello"? I don't care how well he's been hitting, last nights line up had maybe three homerun threats in it.

They're facing the finally worth a dogs ass, Ponson, and it's five innings in, down 3-0, with Lopez rebounding tomorrow...Orioles 3 of 4? Don't laugh, just maybe...
_Elijah - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 08:40 PM EDT (#99155) #
The Jays really seem to lay some big eggs every time they have one of these large crowds. Actually, now checking the game logs, they are 2-2 in these games. They got whacked by the Rangers and White Sox and edged the D-Rays and Bucs.

The Orioles are not as sorry as a team as they were the last two months of 2002 when they lost almost every game. They've put together a decent offensive season (though they've done it against subpar competition). Let's give the O's some credit and Ponson is probably having his finest season. As they say, anything can happen in a short series. Losing 3 of 4, while distressing, is no reason for panic.
_Shane - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 09:22 PM EDT (#99156) #
If you fancy yourself a "contender" as some in the Jays organization seemingly do, loosing three games of four to Baltimore, while you're real competition plays Tampa Bay & Detroit, may not a reason to "panic", it's just not a good sign.
Pepper Moffatt - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 09:47 PM EDT (#99157) #
The team wasn't going to play .800 ball forever. Nobody likes to lose games, but it happens. This isn't football. It's a *long* season and everybody loses games to bad teams. The Yankees almost lost two straight to Tampa this week.


1. I know Coach and Craig are excited by the success of Batter's Box, but they shouldn't have run on the field like that. It's just not right.

2. Ernie Eves must think that a large number of Blue Jays fans are undecided voters.

_rodent - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 11:12 PM EDT (#99158) #
Well, we were going to join you all...arrived just after the first pitch, joined the big crowd (six ticket sellers, count 'em, six,)at the walk-up. After about five minutes, PA says no more $2 tickets, cheapest now $13 (couldn't find $13 on the posted price matter.) Another ten minutes...cheapest tickets now $27.00. Went to Christie Pits to watch the Leafs and the Kitchener Panthers. John Lockwood looks to be over 90 this year at times. Sslloow game, a few rec rats turned up...went home a little early. How'd you guys do?
_A - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 11:40 PM EDT (#99159) #
I had the *pleasure* of sitting through this evenings' poor excuse for a game (possibly the worst game of the season from an entertainment standpoint)...though it was in good company (Kent, Craig, Jordan, Robert et al). The most "excitement" was either the play where Hudson tagged the runner and rolled his ankle or it came in the 9th when four fans jumped on to the field (six total for the game). Scoreboard watching also became a viable alternative to witnessing Woody boot balls.

On my way back from the Dome I dropped by The Pits to see the end of the Leafs' was a decent show (grand slam, a three run shot and a handful of solo jobs) pushed Toronto to a 14-3 route of Kitchener. Rodent, the player of the game was none other than (yes, you guessed it) the WP, John Lockwood.
Btw, Rich Butler looked pretty good (granted he's playing with semi-pro ball players)
Joe - Wednesday, June 25 2003 @ 11:45 PM EDT (#99160) #
Tosca's bullpen usage continues to shock and amaze, and defense was surprisingly bad today, but it was still fun seeing a game with such really smart baseball people as Kent, Jordan, Craig and Robert.

The continued cheering for fans running on the field got old, though.
robertdudek - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 12:23 AM EDT (#99161) #
I was rooting for the grounds-crew to pummel them.
robertdudek - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 12:38 AM EDT (#99162) #
Howie Clark has been farmed. Hinske will be activated for Thursday's game.
_Jurgen - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 12:43 AM EDT (#99163) #
Anyone else posted this? Yanks acquire another warm body for the outfield... this one might actually be helpful.
Pepper Moffatt - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 07:52 AM EDT (#99164) #
I was rooting for the grounds-crew to pummel them.

I really wish they would. As a pitcher I don't think there would be many things that would bug me more than cooling down because some idiot wanted his 15 seconds. I'm *really* glad the Jays broadcast doesn't show these guys and instead shows reaction shots of the pitcher/manager/Frankie Cat.

_A - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 09:45 AM EDT (#99165) #
Sydney Ponson said it best "I wish they would just kcik the *explicitive* out of them"

When the swarm of four drunks hit the field with 2 down in the 9th, Mike Hargrove came out and it seemed as though he was going to pull his boys off the field...instead he warned the home plate umpire of a fan still being dragged from foul territory. It was truly embarrasing.
Coach - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#99166) #
After about five minutes, PA says no more $2 tickets, cheapest now $13 (couldn't find $13 on the posted price matter.) Another ten minutes...cheapest tickets now $27.00.

Rodent, that is a most unfortunate experience, and we missed you. Between the logistical problems and the moronic behaviour of "fans" who would never pay full price, $2 nights are not an unqualified success.

The company was great but the game was a stinker; Myers had a rare bad night and Woody wasn't much help. I've accepted that I'll never understand how Tosca uses his relievers. Not that it's wrong, we're just never on the same page.

Shane, there were a few people in the park last night who also look for dark clouds everywhere and are awfully quick to boo people having historic seasons. I'm not one of them. The Jays are ten games over, contending for a playoff spot. They've been less than awesome against a fired-up opponent for a game and a half, since Kelvim beaned Conine. Cut them some slack, fercryinoutloud.
_Shane - Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 05:28 PM EDT (#99167) #
Oh, come on now, they've got plenty of slack. No body poo poo'd anybody, it's just not the best timing. Relax.
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