Genuine Excitement For Toronto Blue Jays?


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So, I know that all of you who follow me on twitter (@yyzsportsmedia) saw this article, but wow did Joel Sherman gush all over our Toronto Blue Jays in the NY Post! When was the last time you read or heard comments like this about the Jays:

“The Blue Jays, methodically, have assembled a talent base at both the major and minor league levels that has them poised to turn the AL East into a Fearsome Foursome. That unsettles no one more than what had been the Terrific Trio of New York, Boston and Tampa. As Yankees GM Brian Cashman said, “It is not good for anyone going up against them.”

“Here is another thing you might not know: Toronto’s owner, Rogers Communication, just might be the majors’ richest ownership. Thus the money is there to take the payroll to places the Rays could never dream about; keep the homegrown elites that ultimately flee Tampa.”

““This is not a long-term project anymore,” Cashman said. “They are knocking on the door. It is undeniable that they are going to win and win for a while. They are reaping the benefits of great scouting, patience and doing things right.”
Or as Alex Rodriguez said, “They aren’t a secret anymore.”

“Toronto is viewed as having a top-three farm system with one scout calling the Jays’ 2011 Double-A team the best he had ever seen. The Jays have formulated “a lineup without an easy out,” Mark Teixeira said.”

Compare that with all the negativity that’s been written about the team locally. I am not saying the Post is right, or that the locals are wrong. However that kind of talk certainly gels with what I’ve been told about ad sales surrounding the Blue Jays.

I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a writer for a media outlet, taking the time to write a story and then have the story butchered by a brutal headline.

I loved these two gems tonight:

“Victory over Lightning just what Leafs needed”

Ya, think? I mean come on. That’s f’n brutal.


“Leafs win, don’t tank”

How exactly would the writer of that suggest they tank? Is the expectation that it will be obvious? Yes the players will simply not play in attempt to get a better draft pick. Reimer didn’t lift his leg and let a goal go in.

If they played really well and got smoked, would the headline be, “Leafs throwing in the towel”?

If it pisses me off, I can’t imagine how the authors feel.

Have a great day!


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