I had to settle down a bit.
Let my emotions not run high for this blog. Because the past few blogs, I’ve just EXPLODED.
Well, just the last one.
I also had to listen to 5 million sports analyst…But you know half of those sport analyst.
They don’t even watch every single game like the fans do.
They don’t see the player. They see the stat.
They don’t see the balls and strikes, they see the after math.
They don’t see the cut fastball. They see the homerun that made the difference between the W and the L.
They tell you that your team’s doing bad, simply because they’ve lost how many 1 run games, even though they can’t tell you that half of them was because of the bullpen and the other half was because of run support.
But there’s one man in Toronto by the name of Bob McCown who can tell it like it is. He didn’t play into Rios being a two time All-Star moto or his ability to play right field with ease. He simply went into the here and now. How this move can benefit the future, not what it signified because of the past.
So, I decided to listen to him after the Rios waiver was dealt and he was the only one who I thought, had it right on the money. And it went a little something like this,
“Rios is regressing, not progressing, said the coaches who tried and tried again to carve him into a 30/30 player, and that if he stayed, the team would just be dissappointed, so put him on waivers”
To me, that doesn’t sound like Rogers trying to save some money so that the Jays can be a 5th place team in the AL. Because this is all about buisness, not about baseball. Not about the fans.
To me, that doesn’t even sound like a fire sale AT ALL. Even though people can argue that trading Rolen for 3 players was bad. Yet Rolen wanted to be on waivers so if he didn’t I doubt that the Jays would’ve traded him for the fortune/misfortune of having 2 good arms and a so-so third basemen and some cash.
And to me, that sounds like an organization who believes that the future can meet the present and that guys like Ruiz can smack 2 homers in 2 games!!!!
You can place the argument that Ruiz hit his 2 homers in a ballpark that gives them away, but did you see his second homer? Right at the deepest part of the ballpark. I’m talking DOWNTOWN!
Even though I feel like I’m being a hypocrite because it took me 2 days to type up this blog because I cried and was depressed that Rios, the hottest guy in a Jays uniform, is gone. And that I have his bobblehead, his T-shirt, his figurine, SOOO many pictures, and the list goes on, doesn’t mean that I can’t put this whole situation into perspective.
To not be easily fooled by the sports analyst who read the numbers and make their assumptions, but from a man who’s been in the buisness for 30 years and has seen this ballclub at work.
Rios, I love you man, I want to cry typing this out (God! I’m a girl!), but your days at work for T.O. weren’t meant to last that long. Hopefully you do better in your new ballclub (Right now, he’s 0-4 with 2 strikeouts, while today, Ruiz was 2-5 with 1 homer).
That’s it for me tonight