All is not lost for the M's though. Brandon Morrow is not of this Earth. On numerous occasions I have staved off slumber just for the pleasure of watching him mop up meaningless games with sheer gas. Easy, effortless, triple digit gas. 44 Ks in 33 2/3 innings? Yikes. He's pitched 4 innings against the Jays this season, notching 5 strikeouts and allowing but one baserunner. It is sad to say that other than Ichiro and Morrow, the only thing Seattle has going for it is the always impressive U.S.S. Mariner, among the best in Blogri-La
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- Neate at Out of Left Field wrote an excellent piece on Carlos Delgado's HoF eligibility. The idea of King Carlos in the Hall bubbled up in the comments of our Greatest Jay Season post, but sadly Neate punches a few reality-shaped holes in this pipe dream.
- Follow this link and watch goofy NESN dudes Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo cracking up in a most professional fashion on the air. Sportsnet does a good job of force-feeding us Sox games when the Jays are off, so I can say with some confidence that these two are highly enjoyable. More to the point, can you imagine Jamie Campbell or Rance Mulliniks laughing this hard at anything in the entire world. I'm a sucker for scenes of grown-ass men enjoying themselves and letting loose in a moment of wifeless splendor, so this is right up my alley.
- Our friend /a of Bottom of the Order has poked his head out, squinted at the sun and sworn to return to the Blue Jays universe. We're all better for it.