TDIB 03 September 2008

Wednesday, September 03 2008 @ 11:22 AM EDT

Contributed by: Dave Rutt

Less than a month to go. What can we look forward to in the next (30 - 2) days?

Well, what I'm most excited about, as I'm sure many Bauxites are, is following the progress of Travis Snider. Yeah, I don't think he's ready for the big leagues, and I don't want him to be on the opening day roster next year (unless he absolutely tears it up this month), but now that he's up I just want to watch him hit. It's Travis Snider! How can you not be excited?

In addition to keeping tabs on Snides' progress, I'm looking forward to the meaningless quest of trying to finish ahead of the Yanks in the standings. It's going to be tough - the Jays' September schedule only includes 1 sub-.500 team. Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Boston again, New York, Baltimore again. But seriously, the Yanks rotation includes Darrell Rasner, Dan Giese, and Sir Sidney himself, so I have faith in the good guys. And wouldn't you just love to see Hank's reaction when the Yanks not only miss the playoffs for the first time since 1993, but finish fourth?

In other news, Vernon was nominated for the Clemente award, and Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth are on the list of Frick nominees. Tom will most likely make it to the final 10 for the fifth year in a row. Is this his year?