Meme Me Up
Just when it looked like there was a chance the Blue Jays would field a healthy lineup for the first time since the 7th game of the season, at the end of yesterday’s “Off the Record,” Paul Godfrey mentioned that Aaron Hill will be going on the 15-day DL with a knee problem. So Johnny Mac will shift over to second for the time being, Royce Clayton will be getting playing time again at SS, and a AAA infielder will be called up. Could this be the long-awaited return of Russ Adams?! Despite all the talk about Thigpen being converted, he’s not ready- he only played a couple games at 2b in the minors and looked pretty terrible.
Also during the segment, Warren Sawkiw said (and Landsberg picked up and repeated) that the Blue Jays had not won more than 4 games since May 2004. I thought I’d heard this particular inaccurate stat bite before (the Blue Jays won 5 last year between June 27 and July 1), and sure enough- it’s from the Star (under “Streaks”) this week!
This is what happens when you write for a major paper and don’t fact check (I’m looking at you, Richard Griffin): pretty soon all the talking heads in the city are recycling your mistake and it becomes common knowledge. If Jamie Campbell quotes this as fact the next time we get to 4 games, I am muting the TV and turning on the radio for the rest of the season (which other than the delay, is not such a bad idea anyway- Alan Ashby is amazing.)