May 21, 2009

The sky is falling




The Blue Jays have lost two in a row to the evil Boston Red Sox. A fickle fanbase is questioning what it all means on Twitter ...


"Think the Blue Jays are learning what the AL East is all about." - dfs78

Ah, the AL East. You mean the division the Jays went 37-35 against in 2008, 36-36 against in 2007, 43-31 against in 2006, and 38-36 against in 2005. Right, that division.


"My oh my - are we seeing the dismantling of the Jays dreams tonight? I wonder if the charade is up." - chrisfromcanada

The Jays are 78-53 since Cito took over, and are still the best team in the American League, but two losses to the Red Sox, at Fenway Park, in unfathomable succession, means the "charade" might be up. Sounds about right.


"jays, i love that you are showing faith in your rookie pitchers, but maybe it's time for a legit #2 arm? for reals. for really reals." - berlap

"For really reals"? The fuck? 


"After tonight's game the Jays will be 1-4 against non-BAL opponents in the AL East; go away, frauds." - JamalG

Against non-BAL opponents in the AL East, Jamal's beloved Yankees are 4-9. In his magical world, that makes New York legit.


"watching the beginning of the end of the blue jays' season." - jbyck

You know what, you're absolutely right. Those first 41 games? Fuck 'em. It's over.


"jays playing real teams = back to reality. Enjoy the freefall!" - scottph

As opposed to all those fake teams Toronto played through the first month and a half of the season. 


"Jays trip to Boston = Rihanna's trip to the Grammy's." - scwatts



"The last two series vs. the Yanks/Sox have shown the Jays what happens when you play real teams...the wheels are falling off." - justingaynor

Forget about the wheels, I must really have missed the memo about all these fake MLB teams Yankees and Red Sox fans are talking about. Who knew?


"Jay's are front runners. they are collapsing faster then the economy last june." - FRwritings

Never mind the [sic]'s (RIP Fire Joe Morgan). The Jays' two-game losing streak against Boston, in May, at Fenway Park, where Boston has won more than 48 games every season dating back to 2003, is clearly on par, if not more dramatic in scope, with the collapse of the U.S. and global economy. A sticker for FRwritings for staying on top of current affairs.


Two games later, and the white towels of surrender are being readied. When it comes to the Jays, Toronto's got a complex, "for really reals." 

Look, it was an important lesson learned by Brett Cecil, and he'll be a better pitcher because of it. It's a long, long season; ups and downs. Have a drink, and enjoy the fucking ride. 

Remember, Cito's Jays have yet to lose three in a row. Even if they do, they're still heading to Atlanta atop the standings.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many times in sports does a 1st place team have a slump in a season.....ALWAYS (other than Basketball), so there is nothing to worry about. its only 2 loses, and the Jays are still not completley healty, its a long season.

Drama Queens.

Bhattorious........

Kavel Pubina said...

Meh. The Red Sox are overrated anyways.

Ian H. said...

These matchups don't really matter unless they're playing in the playoffs. Relax everybody, it's just 2 losses! If the Jays post an even record on this road trip, all will be fine.

On The Fence Sports said...

A few losses isn't anything to worry about...for now. But we should be a little worried about the streaking Yanks. Yes their streak is based on beating the Orioles and Twins but don't forget where the streak started, taking two games from the Jays in Toronto.

Hopefully the young guys who have been producing don't have a little let down once a bump in the road is encountered.

On The Fence Sports

JaredFromLondon said...

baseball fans be crazy

Sean said...

Bah. Nothing to worry about. Everyone needs to calm down. The Jays will be fine.

(As long as they win tonight. If they lose tonight, it's over.)

furcifer said...

Seriously. Fuck Dennis Eckersley.

http://anationofmasochists.blogspot.com/2009/05/eck.html

infieldfly said...

"it was an important lesson learned by Brett Cecil, and he'll be a better pitcher because of it."

No less than Bill (Spaceman) Lee said the exact same thing just a few minutes ago on the Fan. And he's part of Red Sox nation!

Junior said...

Back in the old days - when "small ball" was generally understood to refer to a style of play rather than a medical side effect commonly experienced by pharmaceutically enhanced sluggers - there was an understanding among baseball fans that regardless of the standings, the pennant race had not begun until after the All-Star break. A couple of wins or losses here or there just don't matter until August.

eyebleaf said...

Yankees? Winning streak? Beats me. I don't look past top spot in the division, where we reside.

I'm glad this series is just about over, b/c Eckersley is FUCKING BRUTAL.

And I'm with Sean; we lose tonight, fire Cito, because we're clearly "frauds," and the season is all but finished.

Varry Galk said...

Well said, eyebleaf. This needed to be said.

Anonymous said...

this is awesome dude. some of the so called "fans" of this team are a joke. i don't think the jays will make the playoffs, but it certainly has nothing to do with the jays being 1-4 against the red sox and yankees in a 36 game season series with the two teams.

Anonymous said...

eyebleaf, I'm so glad your insanity is over and I can proudly declare my love for you again. Keep being levelheaded about this, and we'll all get through just fine.

- Mabel

Anonymous said...

Cecil isn't the problem..Vernon Wells is the fucking problem....

Zack said...

JamalG would probably perfer you post the Yankees record against the Least of the East, I'm sure he doesn't appreciate the Yankees being 0-5 against the Red Sox so far, I'd like to predict the Jays will finish either 12-6 or 13-5 against the Yankees, and be the team that knocks them out of Playoff contention. that Jays-Royals first round series will be extremely blue.

Bubbles said...

Just wait til they have to come to the Dome. And have to face Halladay. And have to listen to us all game long.

Fuck Boston (in its entirety)

Escaped Lab Rat said...

I'm with you Eyebleaf. Although it would be nice to see Rios and Wells try and carry us for a few games in a row. What do you think about Snider now?

eyebleaf said...

OMGGG the season is SO over!!!!!!1

I'm with Bubbles: Fuck Boston in its entirety.

And I imagine Snider is Vegas bound, and soon.

Doc will stop the bleeding tomorrow. We're going to be fine.

Kavel Pubina said...

So they got swept. It's like in those sports movies when the Opposing Sports Team pwns the protagonist team in their first meeting.

Next serise, those Boston Red Sucks are going to get it good.

Damn Massholes.

eyebleaf said...

Next week, baby. They're coming to our house. Fuckers. We must return the favour. That's going to be a huge series.

Off to Atlanta. Fucking interleague play. Ugh.

And Escaped, Jeff Blair just tweeted (hate that word!!!1) that Snider's been optioned to Vegas. See you soon, Franchise...

looshV said...

Just blame it all on TSN2! Those fuckers hexed the Jays by trying to put them on some "let's pay to watch a major league sports team" bullshit, free preview or no. What a bunch of fucking losers! TSN: forget your hexing attempt to swindle what little money I have left out of me and delete TSN2 from TV. Shame on you, you money grubbing scumbags for making the Jays suck like that.