Baseball Season Is Heating Up And So Are The Toronto Blue Jays
Things are starting to get interesting in baseball. Up until lately, you would have to be a true baseball fan to sit through most of the games, tearing your hair out and trying not to scream at the TV, “Let’s take this seriously guys, you are making millions of dollars to hit and catch the ball”.
Ten days ago the Toronto Blue Jays were in the dumpster. They weren’t even playing 500 baseball, with their record at a whopping 8 games under 500! That’s okay if you’re a minor league team, but this past April, everyone was on the Blue Jay bandwagon, betting that Toronto was going to win it all.
During the off season, manager John Gibbons (brought back to managing after John Farrell left for Boston), and the Blue Jay organization got serious. They picked up left handed pitcher Mark Buehrle, and the left handed (bats right), Josh Johnson from Miami. Then they picked up knuckleballer R.A.Dickey from the Mets, last year’s National League Cy Young winner.
The team wasn’t playing up to par, and Jose Reyes being on the DL was no excuse. But now the Blue Jays seem to have turned things around. They’re on a roll, after winning 11 straight games, Toronto is back in the game. Can they conquer the Mighty East?
Switch-hitting Jose Reyes, easily the best lead-off hitter in baseball, and the best defensive shortstop in the American League, will be back in the game by All-Star break. If ‘Joey Bats’, Jose Bautista can keep those home runs coming, and Melky Cabrera stays focused, Toronto will be a house on fire. Throw Edwin Encarnacion into the mix, ( he’s 3rd in the league in R.B.I.’s) and the Blue Jays will be giving The Big East a run for its money.