Monday, June 16, 2008
An inspired analysis of the painfully obvious
What do you say about this AJ Burnett stuff? Seriously. Other than the fact that the Jays PR people likely want to kill the man today—and the 10,000 Cubs “fans” that were at the Dome this weekend are probably enjoying themselves (in their Mississauga home).
Saying "My focus and abilities belong to the Toronto Blue Jays until I can't control it any longer.” wasn’t likely the brightest thing the man has ever said to a reporter, and it probably gives Jays fans a pretty good idea where Mr. .500 lifetime’s head is on this whole player’s option thing, but, really, what did he say that we didn’t already know?
Drunk Jays Fans sums it up best, I think, when it asks the unanswered question about Burnett: Can you honestly imagine Burnett's mental makeup in a major baseball market? If we're to believe in the Nuke LaLoosh comparisons, what's the over/under on media criticisms before A.J. would snap?
Meanwhile, it would be nice if Toronto would evolve one day to the point that it wasn’t so damn hypersensitive about every perceived slight by professional athletes. (Vince Carter aside. Carter should be stoned in public during an annual Kill The Sucky Baby festival held in Dundas Square). T.O. is a wonderful city and those of us that live here shouldn’t need the approval of some uneducated guy who happens to throw hard to understand that.
As for the baseball part of this…I’m sure Neate can pull out all sorts of fancy sounding acronyms that will tell us what anyone with two eyes who isn’t an egomaniacal closet Boston Red Sox fan with a name that rhymes with A.T. already knows.
The man’s overrated and Toronto would be better off using the money they will save by signing someone who can hit the damn ball with a runner on second.