June 23, Jays thunderstruck by (Por) Cello!


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Jul 15, 2005
Pioneer Valley
I think the player most here would like to see go is Nunez, but he ain't going anywhere until both Devers and Holt are A-OK, and probably not even then, although if he just see him yukking it up in the dugout, that's all right.

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Nov 8, 2002
Seattle, WA
What do you think he means by "showing up"?

A lot of possible connotations. Is it their heads screwed on wrong? Is it hitting/pitching approach? Base running? Is it players only? Coaches? Health? Family? Dog?

...or most likely, just something to get the press to move on and back to speculating about why Ortiz was shot...

{My serious take? They haven't recovered from the recent grueling schedule and there's no longer any legal speed they can take}

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Jan 4, 2002
Maybe it just means they're a better club than what you saw this weekend, but I didn't see Cora's postgame.


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May 4, 2006
Crapchester, NY
I don't want to read too much into today. It was just a weird vibe all around. They had a long pre-game ceremony several players participated in, JBJ lets two balls drop in the wind that he normally gets to, there was the balk nonsense, Holt pulls a hammy after being inexplicably waved in with one out (the OF had the ball in hand as Brock rounded third - he was dead meat), Nunez ole's a potential double play ball, Mookie overruns a ball where he has a chance to gun the guy down at home...and last but not least even though he's a douche Stroman was straight dealing. They weren't sharp for sure and that's what AC meant I'm sure but on the other hand there was a lot of weird stuff going on.

Unsung was the fact that Josh Smith pitched pretty damn good and saved the rest of the pen.

Get em tomorrow.


Feb 7, 2019
Crap. Lazy takes are hard to break. Hope Cora is not a good manager and has lost the club house still has some mileage.

I don't think it's a lazy take to point out the starters could have been better prepared, potentially mitigating the 6-13 start. Every other problem could potentially be fixable at the deadline if not for the ugly start. They still could turn it around, but things would be easier if the rotation had been warmed up sufficiently. You may disagree, but I'm not sure that's a "lazy" take.