Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Snark break ...

It has been a sweet start for the Jays (Jesse Litsch's tightness in his right forearm notwithstanding). Try to ignore that the Baltimore Orioles had the best record in the American League nine days into last season, or that the Jays had an 11-game win streak last season vs. AL Central teams, which is all they've seen so far.

(Tonight's starting pitching matchup must be Debbie Downer vs. Buzz Killington.)

C'est la vie for the CBC: "For weeks, it will be the all-hockey channel. After that, it's all over for the CBC of the last two seasons." (John Doyle, Globe & Mail.)

Some would like to see Toronto get a second NHL team. You know the old joke: They should start with one.

The Calgary police are warning people to watch it on the Red Mile while the Flames are in the playoffs. Edmonton would like to have that problem.

Roy Mlakar would never toot his own horn, but an awful lot of media folk are going out of their way to say he should remain as Ottawa Senators president. It just seems curious. The Senators radio contract is up for renewal, which is presumably a rubber-stamp for The Team 1200, since who else is going to do it?

It was amusing how almost no one paid attention to the women's hockey worlds all last week. Then Canada got gobsmacked in the gold-medal game, which could have been seen coming.

5 comments:

eyebleaf said...

Are you ever going to retire that "They should start with one" joke?

sager said...

Today's a good time to retire it, since I've retired from this site.

Dennis Prouse said...

I had a feeling we were going to get beat in the Gold medal game. (There's that Canadian "we" again.) I just get the feeling that our women's hockey program is adrift somewhat, and that the present team lacks the fire and passion that past teams had. Put plainly, the Americans seem to want it a bit more. That starts with coaching, IMO, and the coach herself, in a remarkably candid interview, seems to recognize that.

Anonymous said...

Girl, don't go away mad...
Girl, just go away.

N. Sixx

eyebleaf said...

You've retired from this site? Why so?