It’s happened again. For the 15th time this season (give or take all of them) the Blue Jays are facing a MUST WIN game. I mean if they lose again today, these bums will let another series go by without winning a series and you know what? April ain’t for long my friends and then what will people say? “Don’t worry its May?” RIDICULOUS. No team has ever been struggling in MAY and made the playoffs!
2012 playoff teams with records at or below .500 in May: OAK, DET, STL, TEX, ATL, NYY. Lucky for them April means so much more, huh?
— Andrew Stoeten (@AndrewStoeten) April 25, 2013
Well thanks for ruining that point…what are you guys going to tell me next, that a team doesn’t even have to have a winning record in June to make the playoffs?
#Athletics on June 1: 22-30; July 1: 38-42; Aug. 1: 56-48; Sept. 1: 75-57
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 2, 2012
Ok, so the Athletics were 8 games below .500 on June 1st of last season, and got a little better, but they didn’t have to play the Red Sox and Yankees amirite?
— Kate Scott (@katetscott) April 12, 2013
Ok, I get it, the A’s struggled early and have been the best team in baseball since last June 1 when everyone thought they were awful, but I mean the AL West is a joke right? We have to deal with the Yanks and Sox! Yeah I guess Lyle Overbay is starting at first base for the Yankees…and I have to admit that a line up with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and Josh Hamilton is pretty good…but have you seen Vernon Wells this year!
FINE. You win. Just because a team is struggling early doesn’t mean the season is completely and utterly lost. I suppose we can stop this ridiculous #firegibby campaign on Twitter. Maybe next time R.A. Dickey starts instead of fretting over every little thing that happens, I’ll just sit back, relax and enjoy the fact that the reigning NL Cy Young winner whom throws one of the coolest pitches you’ll ever see is toeing the rubber for the Toronto Blue Jays…come June 2nd though, PANIC TIME.
News & Notes
— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) April 26, 2013
Well I suppose I deserve this after writing that condescending introduction seen above before this news came down. My bad! On a side note, I love this picture:
Tonight’s @bluejays lineup:Davis-DHRasmus-CFBautista-RFEncarnacion-1bCabrera-LFArencibia-CLawrie-3bIzturis-2bKawasaki-SSLaffey-P
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) April 26, 2013
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 26, 2013
Question Of The Night
Things That Are Happening
I’ll be updating all game long with what’s going on, my thoughts on these things, and probably some inane ramblings because it’s Friday night and I’m live blogging a baseball game for a team that’s 9-14! Have any thoughts on the game or your very own inane ramblings because you’ve spent your Friday night reading mine? Let me know in the comments below or send me some love via the Twitter machine to @travisb31