I dream of winning

A miraculous thing happened last night which yours truly may or may not be responsible for. I went to bed as the Blue Jays were losing 3-4, only to wake up this morning and discover that they had clubbed the Mariners 11-4. Could it have been that as I drifted off to dreamland I was secretly willing them to victory? My, the power of the subconscious mind is impressive.

From what I saw of the first few innings, it was quite the “back and forth” affair. Ricky Romero was a little shaky early on as he surrendered ten singles through the first six innings. In fact, Romero gave up more singles than a desperate middle-aged man sitting in perverts row at the local strip joint (for the Canadian readers, just assume that we’re using American Currency with this joke). Once again, RR Cool Jay did not have his great stuff but had the run support to pick up the win.

If you watch the post game wrap up from the game, you’ll notice that the forgotten art of the shaving cream pie made a return to the Blue Jays clubhouse. Rod Barajas was the target this time, but it’s still unknown who the pie-ee culprit is. He was wearing a Blue Jays hat, so automatically A.J. Burnett can be ruled out.


I personally still don’t understand the shaving cream pie tradition; why use shaving cream when you can use an edible alternative like whipped cream instead? I’ve never had the pleasure of having shaving cream thrown in my face, but I’m assuming that it probably doesn’t taste very good or feel great if it gets in your eyes. And another thing is that most shaving creams these days are gels which you would have to lather up first to get the desired shaving cream effect. Why not use canned whipped cream which you can just spray into the towel?

Anyway, this is a subject that obviously needs to be delved into further at some point in the future, but for now let’s just celebrate this win. But no shaving cream pies, please.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

5 thoughts on “I dream of winning

  • July 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I think it was Shawn Camp.

    And you better go to bed early again tonight!!!!1

  • July 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I'm with you on that one eyeB. It's hard to tell, hopefully the mystery will be solved soon.

    And if at any point the Jays are losing tonight, I will hit that hay and hope they win. It worked last night!

  • July 28, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    If we stuck loonies on pieces of paper cut to the size of a dollar bill, would that be perfectly acceptable payment to strippers?

  • July 29, 2009 at 1:27 am

    If you ask me, I'd say that should be legal tender. So long as the piece of paper is cut to the appropriate bill size, you should be fine.

    Check with your local strip joint just to make sure though.

  • July 29, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Here I thought I was the reason they won — I slept through the whole thing, so i never even knew they were down.
    And I'm similarly perplexed with the shaving cream thing, but I'm happy to see lots of it if it only comes out after winning performances.

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