Afternoon Delight

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Okay, so maybe it wasn’t an “afternoon delight” of sorts, but I was already committed to using that title whether the Blue Jays won or not.

It was nearly a self-fulfilling prophecy, hadn’t it been for Alex Gordon’s solo home run in the top of the tenth. I think our pals at 1 Blue Jays Way must not have been in the house this afternoon, otherwise Gordon would have left the batter’s box in tears.

So it was the same story as usual with Shaun Marcum on the mound – another quality start, but nothing to show for it.  He started off with a rough first inning, but cruised for the most part for the rest of the afternoon.


Of course, the pitching received some help thanks to a couple of spectacular plays on the field. I didn’t see them live, but after hearing the call on the radio, you definitely have to go back and check out these two defensive jems courtesy of Alex Gonzalez and John McDonald.

I guess it was also an impromptu Wayback Wednesday which featured the Blue Jays in their powder blue uniforms once again. Most notably, Cito Gaston brought back the old school blue jacket and I have to say, looking quite sharp circa 1990.

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.

6 thoughts on “Afternoon Delight

  • April 22, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Well, at least he was in attendance. Better than being stuck at the office. Too bad the Jays lost, and damn Gordon!

  • April 22, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Wow, serious props to Cito on the jacket. And I'm already deathly sick of Jays attendance jokes.

  • April 22, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I know, that jacket is totally boss – he should bring it out more often. It looks way better with the powder blues than the new black coat.

  • April 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Other than the outcome it was great to see afternoon baseball in Toronto with the roof open. Marcum is way overdue for a win…

  • April 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I can imagine it would've been great to be there for the "bratinee" … as LJ calls them.

    Hopefully next time the Jays can give Shaun a little more run support, because he's had a quality start in 3 out of his first 4 starts!

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