Jays Notes: An Ode to a Pen’s Horrific Night


Since I can’t explain what happened last night, I offer this quickly written and most likely horrible poem,

“An Ode to a Pen’s Horrific Night”

You came out of nowhere, relievers with a bad night,

All of your offerings were lacking big bite,

From homers to walks, hits and a double,

You took Jesse’s great night, and turned it to rubble.

With all of you rested, what could be your cause?

Why didn’t any of you show off your big claws?

Oh, the walks and the walks, too many to count,

Gifted to hitters who shouldn’t get any amount.

But there they were, offered to them all,

Putting them in position to score on a hit to the wall.

Thus Jays fans ponder why strikes they had lost,

When any such offering would have ended this bust.

To Jesse and the hitters, we thank you for a great fight,

And to the pen, get past this horrific night,

But whatever happens, don’t forget its sting,

Because remembering such lessons, is an important thing.

Unless you throw strikes, you cannot get outs,

And thus you’ll be left with nothing but doubts.

That’s all I’m going to say about the Jays game vs Seattle last night. It’s too frustrating to write anything else about it.


  • The Jays signed OF Dewayne Wise to a minor league contract. This is interesting since it tells us that the ankle injury suffered by Rajai Davis, landing him on the DL, may be much more serious than previously thought. After all, you would think that having Corey Patterson and Mike McCoy on the roster, and Darin Mastroianni as well as Scott Podsednik (eventually) in place to back him up would be enough for the Jays in terms of depth. How will Wise fit in once everyone is healthy?
  • In case you missed it, the Jays called McCoy for today’s game vs Seattle.

– MG

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