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2 blowouts and a nice comeback make for a sweep of the Sox. I'll take it. Thoughts?
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Pistol - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:36 PM EDT (#117816) #
2nd place? The view's not bad from here.
dmac - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:41 PM EDT (#117817) #
If only Minny, Texas, and the rest of the AL East weren't winning aswell.
Named For Hank - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:41 PM EDT (#117818) #
Yeah, but next we have to face the Twins, a real baseball team.

Okay, just kidding. I'm giddy. What a killer series.

Named For Hank - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:43 PM EDT (#117819) #
Hah, I try to make a pointlessly negative post as a joke only to have someone beat me to it with a genuinely pointlessly negative post.

Seriously, how can you bellyache after a three game sweep of the defending World Champions that leapfrogs the Jays into second place?
Dave Till - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:48 PM EDT (#117820) #
Executive summary: yay!

Just checked the standings on ESPN's site: the Jays have scored 33 more runs than they've allowed. The Sox, after today's whupping, are at +27; the Yankees are at +32.

And, if I can make sense of ESPN's Relative Power Index page, the Jays have had the toughest schedule of any team in the American League except for Kansas City. Whee!
brent - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:51 PM EDT (#117821) #
Bedard has been placed on the DL for Baltimore.
Flex - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:01 PM EDT (#117825) #
Very impressed with Eric Hinske. Just quietly going about his business, and being effective. I feel good for Adams too. Nice to see him do well in semi response to Hill's splashy arrival.
Named For Hank - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:11 PM EDT (#117827) #
While I like Bedard (and my fantasy team likes Javy Lopez), the Jays fan in me can see nothing but opportunity in these Baltimore injuries.

Eric Hinske has pretty effectively silenced his critics.
Jordan - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:13 PM EDT (#117828) #
After the upcoming three games against the Twins (of which the Blue Jays should reasonably hope to take two), the Jays embark on a 13-game, 4-city road trip against the Mariners, Athletics, Cubs and Astros -- 4 teams that currently stand at a cumulative 72-111.

Road trips are never easy, especially west coast visits. But if the Jays play as well against those clubs as they have the last week, then things are going to start getting pretty interesting at Rogers Center.
Arms Longfellow - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:17 PM EDT (#117829) #
I'm getting really tired of Blue Jays games not being on TV. I live in Calgary so I can't exactly take advantage of $2 ticket night. More like $502 ticket night (for plane ticket).

Don't get me wrong I still get ridiculously excited when I reload the Yahoo box score to discover the text "E. Hinske homers to deep right" but it's just not the same somehow.
StephenT - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:21 PM EDT (#117830) #
Next 13 in a row are on Sportsnet.
Cristian - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:24 PM EDT (#117831) #
I hear you Arms Longfellow (great handle by the way). I'm in Edmonton and currently can't subscribe to Extra Innings for satellite nor can I hear the Jays over the radio.
Named For Hank - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:25 PM EDT (#117833) #
Arms, it's just plain ol' scheduling gridlock. I was lucky enough to go to last night's, but the other two I listened to on the radio.
Joe - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:30 PM EDT (#117835) #
I want to see the Sox really stink it up against the Yankees. The people on Sons of Sam Horn, while the prototypical forum denizens, are funny in that they're practically suicidal.
Arms Longfellow - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 10:37 PM EDT (#117837) #
The Red Soxs fans' hatred of Reed Johnson lately is hilarious. It's actually gotten to the point where all I have to do is see Reed Johnson's grinning mug on the Yahoo boxscore up to bat and I'm already laughing my ass off.
trueblue - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 11:15 PM EDT (#117839) #
As an aside, I've noticed a rather dramatic decrease in the number of posts to most game threads recently. Where did everybody go?
Original Ryan - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 11:55 PM EDT (#117841) #
The people on Sons of Sam Horn, while the prototypical forum denizens, are funny in that they're practically suicidal.

You'd think 1919-2003 would've adequately prepared them for this sort of thing.

Joe - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 12:11 AM EDT (#117843) #

There are no game threads anymore. Mick outlined it in our press release about Game Chats. Not mentioned in that release are Instant Replays, which are meant for thoughtful post-game analysis (and are only opened up after the game has ended).

Anders - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 12:46 AM EDT (#117845) #
We had a decent cheer club turnout today of four. Alex bought a cowbell. I forgot my horn. The moral of the story?

Come to the twins series. Cheer on Boo Ford, and 0 for three-vas.

Make noise, bring a musical instrument.
Mike D - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 12:59 AM EDT (#117847) #
the Jays have had the toughest schedule of any team in the American League except for Kansas City

Which means the Jays have had the toughest schedule, since the Royals' strength of schedule is inflated by the fact they don't play themselves.

game threads

Trueblue, try our Chat feature. It's pretty cool, especially when a ballgame gets interesting in the later innings.
A - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 01:34 AM EDT (#117852) #
Anyone read the ESPN article on the Jays' game? It's hilarious (read: boarderline infuriating) how Toronto sweeps the Red Sox, maintaining their tie with the Yankees as they both move into second place, and still, the first few paragraphs of the article don't acknowledge anything in the standings other than the Yankees moving past the Red Sox. Ugh.

Here's the link: Red Sox have lost seven of 10

Keith Talent - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 04:35 AM EDT (#117853) #
To A's point, there was a caller post-game on Wilner from St. Louis who has been living in Toronto temporarily and who, now having seen the Jays up close all season, couldn't believe how they're being virtually ignored by the American media.

I guess we Canadians are used to it.
CeeBee - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 07:31 AM EDT (#117854) #
I just returned from a 2 week trip to the St. Louis area (stepdaughters wedding) and I can vouch for the fact that the Jays don't exist south of the border. I had a terrible time even finding the scores on ESPN. Rarely did they show highlights of the Jays game so I'd spend my spare time sitting in the hotel room watching the scroll bar for signs of life. Newspapers were about as bad though the summary was usually buried somewhere well out of sight of the Cubs and Cards coverage.
And then the ultimate slap was to return home only to discover that the Jays-Sox series was not on TV for us poor west coast/west of Ontario types. Oh the shame.
Anyway, I'll gladly take the sweep over the toothless Sox as a fair trade for no TV:)
dp - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 09:23 AM EDT (#117855) #
Use MLB TV- $15/month, the picture is spectacular, but it works. Of course, it means I now get no work done when Jays games are on because I have it on my laptop...

Was at Baltimore Seattle game last night- it's scary, but the O's actually look good. Daniel Cabrera was amazing (of course, teh M's don't have the league's best offense, so ...). Kinda sucks, right when the Jays get respectable, so do the O's, and they do it even better. You gotta figure they'll cool off a bit with Lopez out, Roberts coming back down to earth, and Bruce Chen in the rotation, but there's a decent core there.

They were following the Sox/Jays game closely, paying more attention to it than to the Yanks/Tigers...Seeing Ichiro! triple was one of the coolest things to watch live.
CaramonLS - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 10:28 AM EDT (#117858) #
The worst part about this: If the Jays keep this up, its going to be a black and blue Division in the AL East, I mean right now, Sox, Yankees, Jays are all back of the the wild card.

4 Good teams (if everything continues), is just going to make it so the Wildcard leaves this division again.

Sometimes I hate baseball's unbalanced schedual (actually I really hate it) and 8 team format.
Thomas - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 12:35 PM EDT (#117880) #
KT, was he talking about this year's Jays team, or the Jays in general?
Magpie - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 04:14 PM EDT (#117918) #
Sometimes I hate baseball's unbalanced schedule

It gets better reviews elsewhere, as you can imagine. I remember in 2003, Gleeman speculating that his beloved division-winning Twins mights have finished fourth in the AL East.

He then thanked his many gods (who all resembled Jessica Alba at the time, although I understand he has Moved On) for all of those games against Detroit or Kansas City or whoever sucked that year...

Keith Talent - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 05:19 PM EDT (#117928) #
Thomas, he was talking about this year's team; saying that a team this exciting down south would be getting lots more attention. He's right, look at all the attention the Washington Nationals are getting; the Blue Jays are twice as fun as them.

Though, now living in the East, I have to admit teams that play on the west coast are a bit of a mystery to me.
GreenMonster - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 10:04 PM EDT (#117939) #

Congratulations on the sweep.

I thought that you folks would appreciate today's reason that Kevin Millar is the Stupidest Member of the AL East (and, not coincidentally, is the most likely Red Stocking to be designed for assignment when Adam Stern's rehab stint is up).

  • On Thursday, Millar manages to get picked off of second in an 8-1 game
  • On Wednesday, Millar tells the press "They [Toronto] do a good job of using everybody. They're scrappy." That's right. "And they've gotten good starting pitching, with Halladay and Lilly at the top." Who knew that Ted Lilly was secretly having a good year on Planet Millar?
Jdog - Friday, May 27 2005 @ 10:42 PM EDT (#117941) #
But Isn't It all about Chemistry with Millar. He is the clubhouse guy, a guy everybody loves to have for a teammate. I hate that excuse (its the same for Huckaby here in Toronto , although his defense is also mentioned) However like Millar, Huckaby is well below average at his position and i would like to see him gone.
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