December 07, 2009

Tom and Alex




The Toronto Blue Jays are not likely to qualify for the post-season for a good, I don't know, year or two. In order to pass the time, let's vote Tom Cheek onto the final ballot for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award, and send him on his way to Cooperstown. Lord knows he deserves it.

At the time of writing, Cheek trails Jacques Doucet by 20 votes (337-317).

Four-thousand, three-hundred and six games. (I wrote it out for dramatic effect.) In a row. In a row!1 More importantly, Cheek was voice to the calls of your life; to the "the sound of summer." It takes less than a minute. I don't ask you for much; please vote.

Make Us Proud, Alex

I'll be at my cubicle Monday, but my heart and mind will be in Indianapolis, with Alex Anthopoulos at his first Winter Meetings as general manager of our Blue Jays.

Some interesting nuggets from The Star's Richard Griffin: if you want to see Anthopoulos, you'll have to go to his room, not the other way around. And meetings are lined up with "several clubs." To be a fly. Hopefully Dick figured out which floor AA is staying on.

There is some bad news: The Cito arrives on Tuesday. I've completed my 180. I used to love Cito Gaston. Now, the thought of him being involved in decisions that will greatly alter this franchise makes me ill. Where did we go wrong, Cito?

UPDATE: As of 11:00 am, Tom Cheek is in the lead 387-359. Let's keep it going ...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Cito.

eyebleaf said...

I used to love Cito.

Ian H. said...

I don't understand why the managers need to be at the Winter Meetings, especially Cito. What could he possibly add to the conversation that would help sway AA's decisions?

They should have sent Handsome Tony Viner.

Mattt said...

Maybe Cito is good at talent evaluation? He's gonna be some kind of consultant so hopefully he has strengths in this area as strong as his managing weaknesses. I don't know. Here's hoping...

eyebleaf said...

@ Ian: Handsome Tony Viner is there, in his own suite, running the show, oblivious to everyone else. He's pure stealth.

@ Mattt: Cito's there b/c he won two World Series. That's why he's still managing the Blue Jays. Mutiny!!!1 Cito's not pure evil, I'm sure he can be used to gauge talent. He just scares me.

Mattt said...

It makes no sense to put a guy on payroll for somethng he did a couple of decades ago but my suspicions are the same as yours. I guess he's like a feel good figurehead to give the fans a nice warm fuzzy whenever he's mentioned. I guess that might work on a few casual fans?

Mattt said...

PS saw you commented at RR. Haven't seen you there before but i'm sure I just haven't noticed...

kushnir said...

polls down...

eyebleaf said...

@ Mattt: Cito is all for the casual fans. And, yeah, I read RR, but don't comment much. But those guys are on point. Great community over there. Raptors fans are passionate as they come.

@ Kush: Both links should be working. If not, go to: http://www.facebook.com/baseballhall and click on the polls tab.

kushnir said...

on a side note. big trade going down.

the Yankees get Curtis Granderson, the D'Backs get Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy, and the Tigers get Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Austin Jackson, and Phil Coke.

only medicals pending, agreement has been made



heres to hoping yankees are gonna ship granderson here for doc!

kushnir said...

on a side note. big trade going down.

the Yankees get Curtis Granderson, the D'Backs get Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy, and the Tigers get Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Austin Jackson, and Phil Coke.

only medicals pending, agreement has been made



heres to hoping yankees are gonna ship granderson here for doc!