Jays Roundup - Play a Little Kiss

Wednesday, September 01 2004 @ 10:21 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt

And tell with poison pills
Bitten in the valley of thirst
The body kills

Mariners 7 - Jays 5

  1. Recaps:

  2. Fordin Notes on how the Jays like seeing a team with a worse record than them for a change:

      This year, though, the bottom fell out. Due to an aging core and some significant injuries, the M's have the second-worst record (50-80) in the American League. The Jays are just a few games ahead, and they have their 5-1 record against Seattle to thank.

  3. Ganter Notes on a former Blue Jay who was traded yesterday:

      Former Blue Jays catcher Pat Borders has a new address.

      The MVP of the 1992 World Series was dealt from Seattle to the Minnesota Twins yesterday. Borders, 41, accepted an option to triple-A Tacoma on July 23 and has been there since.

  4. Tonight's 7:05PM EST start at the Dome: Righty Gil Meche (4-5 5.53ERA) vs. Righty David Bush (2-3 3.79ERA). For more details see Spencer Fordin's game preview

  5. Bob Elliott has an interesting article on manager John Gibbons in "Don't remember the Alamo".

  6. Richard Griffin thinks the Jays should hire Paul Molitor to manage the Blue Jays. As Griffin puts it in his article "It's time to land Molitor":

      When the time is right, for both sides, the recent inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame won't have to be the pursuer. He will be the pursuee. He's not driven to manage. But, with John Gibbons currently serving as Blue Jays' interim, with a capital I, it's time to suggest the Jays' '93 World Series MVP, as field manager, yet again.

    Am I the only one who thinks that teams who hire name players with no managing experience are absolutely nuts? There are hundreds of hard-working worthwhile candidates who have paid their dues through the minors and have learned enough about managing to write several books on the subject. Why hire a guy who has almost no experience? If the top line of his resume includes "I got several key hits in the World Series", I'm going to move on to the next applicant. But that's just me.