"It's going to get worse, before it gets better."
November 05, 2009
Here's what I wrote back on October 8th ...
Well, according to the picture above, we've reached bottom.
Think about it: A.J. Burnett, hi$ 5.27 po$t-$ea$on ERA, and hi$ New York Yankee$ teammate$ are World $erie$ champion$.
Paul Beeston, unable to complete the one task he was brought in to accomplish, conveniently tossed aside the "interim" in "interim president." Staying along with him: Cito Gaston, a manager who's worn out his welcome among both players and fans, and who now has an expiry date.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won one game. Out of 13.
The Buffalo Bills are - you guessed it - last in the AFC East. Terrell Owens? One touchdown.
It's too early for the Toronto Raptors to have disappointed us. But in all likelihood, they probably will. (On an aside, Charles Oakley remains one of the greatest quotes of all time: "These days with these guys I don't know if you can say too much to them without them breaking down and crying, like a girl. It is what it is." Don't ever change, Oak.)
It can't get much worse. Which is why it's going to get better.
Hideki Matsui, World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, is going to look pretty good in the Blue Jays' lineup as their designated hitter.
Vernon Wells had wrist surgery. As my man 40 put it so eloquently years ago: "That changes everything!!1"
The Maple Leafs' search for a goaltender has finally been called off. In Jonas Gustavsson, they've found their man. The Monster and his .901 save percentage will keep the puck out. If Tuesday night was any indication, Phil Kessel will take care of putting the puck in the net. Toronto is a four-game winning streak and another overtime loss away from 6th spot in the Eastern Conference. (Provided the eight teams between them lose five in a row, of course. It could happen.)
Fuck the Bills. They're hopeless.
As for the Raptors, it's never too early for the Chris Bosh "MVP!!1" chant.
When you're at the bottom, the only place to go is up.
(Unless Alex Anthopoulos trades Roy Halladay. Then all bets are off. Fuck.)