Normally, I’d be very upset after an 8-2 loss by the Blue Jays. But now there’s a certain air of calmness that is telling me “just let this one go”. I’ve never been the type of person who’s been happy to see the Toronto Blue Jays lose, but I didn’t really mind that they lost yesterday’s series finale. Of course it would have been nice to do the Red Sox justice by sweeping them out of Toronto, but I’m content with them taking two out of three. It was enough to silence Red Sox fans long enough before the next Jays/Red Sox series coming up in July.
After struggling on the road, most of the members of the bullpen have regained their footing – most notably Brandon League. Although it may be a small sample size, League looked very impressive during his two scoreless innings of relief over the weekend. To me it seems like Brandon League is a very Jekyl/Hyde player; he is always either really good or really bad, never in between. Luckily he’s been pitching much more like the Rick Vaughn at the end of Major League as opposed to the “Wild Thing” at the beginning of that movie.
A great way to stay occupied during today’s off day is by stuffing the ballot box for the 2009 MLB All-Star Game. Some early results were released last Thursday which have Marco Scutaro, Aaron Hill and Scott Rolen all within the top four vote-getters in their respective positions. For the most part, the fan voting is dominated with players from New York and Boston, but at least we have a chance to write in at least a few Blue Jays into the midsummer classic. So if Derek Jeter has an accident and “falls” onto a lead pipe which shatters his femur, Marco Scutaro could be the starting shortstop for the American League All-Star team. Where’s Tony Soprano when you need him?