Makes it seem like far less of a coincidence that it was Jose Molina catching when Brett Lawrie was twice denied a walk.
I love Toronto. Only in a city this diverse would I find out that India won the world cricket championship, without the media. It was even my first guess when I stepped out of the subway and saw about 25 people cheering and waving Indian flags.
Last night I went to the Jays home opener. I’d never been to a sellout game (or anything even close) and the crowd fever was contagious. I was excited enough anyway. Congrats to Robbie Alomar and Pat Gillick for their inductions into the Hall of Fame. Now I wonder if they’ll retire Alomar’s #12. Toronto teams don’t seem to like retiring numbers, but I like the gesture to players who contribute so much to the local sports scene.
Serious rumours circulating about a trade sending Halladay to the Phillies in return for some prospects. I don’t know prospects well enough to know if we’re getting a good deal, but I know we needed to trade Halladay soon, while a team could get him for the whole year. He sure as hell wasn’t going to re-sign with us, so getting a few top quality prospects for him is definitely about as good as you can hope for as a Jays fan.
Also important is what Halladay wants. He’s been such a great Jay over the years. One of the best pitchers in the game, on and off the field. He’s taken hometown discounts to stay in our city with our team. He’s gone unrecognized by media by playing for our secluded Canadian team, not getting the credit that he deserves. He hasn’t bashed teammates or managers, and he gives it his all every time out. Hell, he came so close to a no-hitter in his second career start.
You couldn’t expect more from any player than what we got from Halladay. Philadelphia, you don’t know how lucky you are.