OK, they're actually tied for first.
And we're not even halfway through April.
But hey - it's better than being 2-10.
The Beej was back, and cashed an exciting save in his first outing in exactly 365 days (this was a Leap Year, remember!). And the Jays finally won a one-run game, after coming out on the short end four times already in this young season.
A sweep on the road for the first time in almost two years...
A sweep in Texas for the first time in almost twenty-three years...
Did I mention... First Place?
Elsewhere Greg Maddux, the old Mad Dog himself, picked up career win number 349 on the same day that a very nice piece by Tim Keown appeared on ESPN. I recommend it highly. Players are always telling Maddux stories - he's truly a mythic figure to other ball players - and Keown provides some dandies. Yes, it turns you really can catch him with your eyes closed. He will hit the glove.