While we're not prepared to raise the white flag, we have to admit that it is hard to bask in our own idiotic sense of superior unbreakable noble loyalty to the team when hanging onto the rail of this ship means that we've been breathing water since Friday night. If we were a little smarter about this, we'd recognize the difference between "holding on for dear life" and "going down with the ship".
But as we've said before, we're willing to hold on until we hit bottom.
So what's left to root for? How about 90 wins? The Jays would need to go 10-2 in their remaining games to hit that mark, which would be the most wins since 1998...the salad days of Tim Johnson and José Canseco.
Angry idiot fans are all over the place
The comments section in yesterday's post by the Ack features one of the most ludicrous statements that we've ever read in our comments section...and of course, it was left by an anonymous commenter:
Bottonline: Doc has been a rose upon a dungheap BUT he needed to get it done and didn't.Guess what the two last games he pitched were arguably the most meaningful of his career , what happened? Lester, former cancer victim, AND winner of a world Series game outpitched him. Right now, Lester is the better pitcher and beat Halladay. To win big games, either you tie OR put zeroes on the board. In this case two runs was too much.
So...what's your point? You're gonna look at one game where Halladay pitched well enough to win but lost, and somehow question his manhood because it was a "big game" and therefore he should have pitched a complete game shutout one THREE DAYS REST to prove his bona fides? Really?
Lester is an excellent pitcher, but the fact that he gave up one fewer earned run (and two more walks, for whatever that's worth) than Halladay and the fact that he recovered from cancer two years ago somehow proves that he's better than Doc? Really? You're gonna say that about the same Roy Halladay who had his appendix yanked out with rusty instruments and was back on the mound two and a half weeks later?
The other awesome example of idiocy is the second caller from yesterday's JaysTalk, who pretty much spouts off all of the stupid arguments that angry JaysTalk callers have made over the past year in one fell swoop. He also earns double bonus points for dropping the fact that he played Division 1 baseball, as if to prove that his ramblings meant any more because at some point he warmed the pines at Upper Appalachian Tech. Wicked.