April 05, 2009

Deep Thoughts ...



It's getting to the point where the fine folks at MLSE might be better served finding a goalie through Monster, or Workopolis. After three games, Toronto FC's Stefan Frei and Greg Sutton leave me wanting more. And I'm usually easily satisfied. Also, you know how I said Brian "Binos" Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs should re-sign Martin Gerber? Abort mission. What I meant was that they shouldn't re-sign Gerber. Because he, too, sucks ...

Look, I know comparing the Leafs to the Boston Bruins, defensively, is certifiably ridiculous. But Toronto allowed 14 goals over the weekend. Fourteen. That's about eight percent of all the goals Boston has surrendered this season (181). Eight percent. In two games. The Leafs have fished the puck out of their net 106 more times than Boston this season. And I'm going crazy because of it ...

The Toronto Raptors' chances of making the playoffs (!!!!1) were officially squashed on Sunday. Thanks to the Knickerbockers. At home, no less. A formality, sure; but it still hurts. The drink of choice to celebrate this momentous occasion? Sapporo ...

Wait, more on the Raptors. If Bryan Colangelo re-signs Shawn Marion, and Pops Mensah-Bonsu, is anyone else willing to give this group of five - Jose Calderon (healthy), Anthony Parker, Marion, Chris Bosh, and Andrea Bargnani - a mulligan? You know I am. Yes, I have issues ...


Speaking of Mr. Blair, add him, Stephen Brunt, Jordan Bastian, and Big League Stew's 'Duk to the list of people who are wrong about the 2009 Toronto Blue Jays. Bastian and 'Duk both have the Jays finishing last in the AL East, and Blair thinks "only the Baltimore Orioles are preventing the Jays from being the worst team in the league." I love those guys, and enjoy their work. You should too. And I'm also sure they all thought a youthful 2008 Tampa Bay rotation of James Shields, Edwin Jackson, Andy Sonnanstine, Scott Kazmir, and Matt Garza would propel the DEVIL Rays to the pennant ...

I caught the tail end of a Sportsnet feature on Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, of The Million Dollar Arm fame. Make sure you check it out. About the fairer sex, one of Singh and Patel, I'm not even sure which, had this gem to say: "American women are very dangerous. They want money." ...

Baseball's back, baby. It's a glorious day ...

9 comments:

illHill said...

I'm pretty well certain their predictions were the same as every sport writer lst year....the Detroit Tigers....followed closely by the Red Sox.

Not a single mention of Tampa.

By the way, is anyone else loving the fact that the Yankees have lost two-straight to the Orioles?? hmmmmmmmmm...????

eyebleaf said...

The Tigers were a monumental disappointment last season. And their payroll is sky high again this year. I hope they continue to suck.

And, believe me, I am certainly enjoying the Yankees' start to the season.

illHill said...

Let's see if Burnett can makea further mess of their start to '09.

Oh and ...uhhh....tonight the Jays are gonna break the bats out again. BIG TIME!!!

eyebleaf said...

If Burnett gets shelled much like Fat.Fat. Sabathia did, I will be a happy man.

And, remember, today's an afternoon flex. 12:37pm start time. Ricky Romero, please!!!!!1

illHill said...

sh!t...I almost forgot. I gotta grab some lunch before that starts bro. Oh ya...by the way, it's Dana man! I just tried to hail you up on facebook but I can't find ya. I was at the Home Opener in section 211, Row 5 bro..isn't that messed?? I just read you were around the bend in one of your comments on the other articles. How did we not bump into eachother...I should've known you'd be there.

illHill said...

oh and...I looked over just after everyone was saying it and missed whether it really happened or not...but did some guy in 200 level hang-drop to 100 level off the banner. All I saw was security around that area. Did you see anything??

eyebleaf said...

Dana, good to see you commenting around these parts. It's going to be an exciting season. And, yes, I was in section 206, just around the bend. The home opener is a ritual for us boys.

I didn't see anything security related in my area. I was pretty hammered, though.

We'll def. make plans this year for a game brother. Me, you and Devin. For old times sake. An ode to our youth. Hope all is well with you and the little one!

illHill said...

Actually, me and Dev and to other friends had the pleasure of catching game #2 live in the HSBC VIP mutha-effin' pimped out section. Dev got given the tickets the night before...dude..I've never even sat behind the plate before..never. This was as close as I think I'll ever get. They had friggin waitresses dressed like flight attendants bringing us food off the menu...yeah..the menu!! haha..oh and did I mention we got on the Tron...that was a first too. Heck of a night and my boy Hilly came through in clutch fashion. Game was sick!!!

Oh by the way homeboy...I'll be the proud dad of 2 likkle gyals in the end of May...and my used-to-be-little-baby..is now almost 2 and a half...time flies bro!

But yo....we have to do up a game so let's stay in touch.


GO JAYS!!!

eyebleaf said...

Dana, congrats buddy. Incredible news.