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Prepare for the Mass Invasion

The Boson Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays are two clubs in the midst of an early season tailspin. With 4-6 records in the past ten games, both teams will be looking to get back on track tonight with the kickoff of a three game set at the Rogers Centre.

Send a mass-ege?

We could potentially see fireworks at some point this series since the last match-up between Boston and Toronto didn’t exactly end on the best of terms. Jonathan Papelbon hit Adam Lind, then Roy Halladay countered by plunking David Ortiz the very next game with a well-placed pitch square on his right elbow.



Since Josh Beckett is starting for the Bosox, that’s exactly the dick move I would expect him to do. Yet, with Dana Eveland on the mound, he would be the perfect candidate for a counter-strike. After all, what does Eveland have to lose?

JC in the House

Tonight, none other than Joe Carter will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Although there is no autograph session or fan event planned, this will be the third year in a row I will attempt to get a glimpse of my childhood hero. Wish me luck!

Jays Care Broadcast Auction

This evening is also the Jays Care Foundation Annual Charity Broadcast Auction. Most of the items up for auction are pretty pricey, but the Fans Care Gift Pack is going for just $100. Not all that bad especially if you get a couple of friends to help out.

By donating $100 dollars to the Jays Care Foundation you receive a Cito Gaston and John McDonald bobblehead, a game used baseball, an autographed player photo, a World Series replica ring, and a few other collectibles.

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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 ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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7 Comments

  1. Matt C

    April 26, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    I forgot about Halladay plunking Ortiz! Man, how did we let such a dreamboat slip from our grasp.

  2. Ian H.

    April 26, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Matt, Halladay is a like a elephant – he doesn't forget. I was so glad he came back the next game and hit Ortiz.

    Golden Arm, I remember that video … who heckles Roy Halladay, honestly? Even as an opposing fan, I just couldn't do it – he's too awesome for that.

  3. eyebleaf

    April 26, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    How nice would a sweep be?

  4. Ian H.

    April 26, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    I'd even be willing to settle for 2 out of 3. Marcum needs a win tomorrow too!

  5. Mattt

    April 26, 2010 - 7:36 pm

    Please don't let this be the series that the Sox get back on track. I'm loving the illusion that the Jays are the third best team in the East. They might be. It's possible, right?

  6. Ian H.

    April 27, 2010 - 5:10 am

    Mattt, it's still early – and until June rolls around, you can never count out the Red Sox or the Yankees.

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