"My job is to have expectations. And our expectation is that this team is not as bad as it has played, and hopefully we'll play a little better. Does that mean we're going to be a playoff team? No, chances are probably not good that way. But that doesn't mean we can't hold out hope that we can play better."
Checking calender...yep...it's July 9. At least I'll likely get out and enjoy the rest of the summer, what with me not needing to worry about a Jays pennant drive.
Remember when the Jays mattered? When you looked forward to September baseball in Toronto?
No, me either.
If I did, I might point out how surreal it is to go down to the SkyDome nowadays. First, it looks like my cable bill. Second it's more than half empty. Third, someone has replaced the team on the field with something that resembles the, I don't know, Royals.
It's depressing. Head down there on a Tuesday night and the most entertaining thing to watch is the teenagers trying to sneak booze into the $2 seats. This is the most successful marketing initiative of the past couple seasons--turning the unused upper deck seats into an underage nightclub. That and powder blue uniforms every Friday.
Remember when winning was the attraction--never mind,we've already established that you don't. But, maybe you've heard of those days when 50,000 people came every night and scalpers tried to sell you 500-level tickets for $100 to watch Seattle on a Tuesday in April. Belgians and Bostonians (one, in particular) took that away from us. Now, the team that we used to take for granted (so I've heard) as always to be in contention has become an organization that mails it in...
On July freakin' 9.