If anyone is planning on buying on buying holiday gifts for Aaron Hill this year, you have your work cut out for you because he already has everything he could have possibly imagined for in 2009 … and more.
Hill was an All-Star, he’s a proud new father, and he’s the latest member of the Blue Jays to enter the prestigious 30 home run and 100 RBI club. It was fitting that Hill reached that milestone in dramatic fashion – a walk-off hit to win it in extras over the Baltimore Orioles, which was his second game-ending hit of the 2009 season.
The Blue Jays now have a 68-83 record and as the Tao of Stieb has so graciously pointed out, thus eliminates them from finishing last place in the American League East. Although the cries of PLAYOFFS! and PENNANT! have fallen by the wayside, there’s nothing wrong with altering those cheers to FOURTH! With all the things that have gone wrong this season, players like Aaron Hill and Adam Lind have shown that this team is capable of great things.
Congratulations to Aaron Hill for reaching the 30HR/100 RBI milestone and here’s hoping that this is the first of many milestones for Aaron Hill in the future.