May 25, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) at bat against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre. Baltimore defeated Toronto 6-5. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY SportsTGIF – Thank God It’s Friday. This is a very famous expression.
If you’re a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and don’t completely hate your job/school it should be OGNIF – Oh God No It’s Friday.
That’s because the Blue Jays are 1-7 on Fridays this season and have lost the last 6 Friday games.
For all I know the Jays could have a really great or bad record on another day and I just haven’t noticed.
But when the Jays keep losing games on a day that’s so sacred in our society it sticks out like a sore thumb.
One of the reasons I’ve noticed the Jays losing every Friday is the majority of my stupid friends don’t watch baseball and have a hang up about “wasting” their Friday nights watching Jays games. So I tend to miss Friday night games but luckily with our modern day cell phones we can check the scores. The Jays always seemed to be losing when we do so I get a lot of “you’re missing the right game”.
I figured it just had to be a coincidence until I looked up how the Jays have been doing on Fridays.
Now obviously it’s not just a weird consequence that the Jays have been losing on Fridays.
It might have something to do with the fact that they’ve played AL East teams for 6 of the 8 Fridays this season. Or that they’ve played against ace pitchers like Hiroki Kuroda, Jon Lester, King Felix. Or that they’ve given starts to pitchers that have no business making starts in the big leagues like Ricky Romero and Sean Nolin.
With the Jays playing the lowly San Diego Padres tonight you have to like their chances of picking up their 2nd Friday win of the season.
If you’re one of those people whose mood can be affected by your sports teams success or lack of success the Jays have not been helping to get your weekend going in the right direction.
Hopefully the Jays can turn their Friday fortunes around for the rest of the season and stop messing with the start of their fan bases weekend.