We’ll Call that a Double
Boy, It’s a good thing that Cito Gaston knows how to will Johnny Damon to make terrible errors (just like Gibbons made David Eckstein fail in a similarly crucial situation earlier this season), and that he single-handedly convinced management that Adam Lind might actually be able to hit more Jacks than anyone else on this team this year (you can listen here to Alex Anthopoulos claiming that Cito had nothing to do with the callup).
Because otherwise last night’s incredibly satisfying late-inning win against the Evil Empire could have very easily been another stupid one-run loss, a waste of a gem from the starting pitcher, and yet another amazingly futile offensive performance (3 hits in 6.2 innings) from the Jays against another crappy pitcher.
In other random news, there’s an Interesting article by everyone’s favorite next-generation Star baseball reporter Cathal Kelly about Purcey’s ADD. One thing I wonder, though, is how the heck did he know that Purcey threw precisely two curveballs?! Even I can’t tell the damn breaking pitches from each other from the press box. Except for this post, maybe. Always a pleasure to have you lurking, Kelly…