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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

National Post: Blue Jays hammered by Orioles on rainy night

There was also a fire alarm at one point.

As light rain began in the fourth inning, umbrellas popped open among the sparse crowd at the Rogers Centre and the roof began to close. But by the sixth, with the rain intensifying and the dome stuck in a partially open position, it became apparent that something was amiss.
...
As the seventh began, an announcement advised the remaining patrons that “technical issues” were causing the dome to close more slowly than usual. The lid finally clamped shut in the bottom of that inning.

Boileryard Posted: September 05, 2012 at 12:54 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rants Mulliniks Posted: September 05, 2012 at 07:51 AM (#4226859)
The Jays are almost impossible to watch right now, they've lost 26 of their last 35. I don't think I've been able to sit through a full game in over a month.
   2. Matthew E Posted: September 05, 2012 at 08:52 AM (#4226882)
Right now I don't really think you can call the Jays a major league baseball team. Most of their players, their ownership, their TV announcers, their stadium people... all minor league. There will never be a more logical time to contract the team. Perhaps with a guillotine.
   3. mathesond Posted: September 05, 2012 at 08:53 AM (#4226884)
Agreed. I just spent the last 10 days of August in the Muskoka/Haliburton area without TV, radio or internet, and didn't miss watching them at all. And I haven't watched more than an at-bat or 2 at a time since I got back (Had to catch up on Louie and Wilfred after all).

It is a bit of a downer to see first Tampa and now Baltimore experience success while the Jays are stuck between neutral and the doldrums year after year
   4. mathesond Posted: September 05, 2012 at 08:54 AM (#4226885)
The Jays are almost impossible to watch right now


Agreed. I just spent the last 10 days of August in the Muskoka/Haliburton area without TV, radio or internet, and didn't miss watching them at all. And I haven't watched more than an at-bat or 2 at a time since I got back (Had to catch up on Louie and Wilfred after all).

It is a bit of a downer to see first Tampa and now Baltimore experience success while the Jays are stuck between neutral and the doldrums year after year
   5. Matthew E Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:15 AM (#4226895)
Not that I think the Orioles' success is replicable. I don't like them, but I don't begrudge them this year, since it's not going to happen again in a hurry.

It's obviously frustrating for the Jays' organization, living in a universe where they can't get away with anything, but you'd think this would teach them to stop trying to get away with things and just do everything as well as they can.
   6. zonk Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:24 AM (#4226900)
O's now tied for first.

I am officially rooting for a Pirates-Orioles WS.
   7. RJ in TO Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:27 AM (#4226902)
This was the most embarrassing game I can remember in Blue Jays history.
   8. AROM Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4226905)
This was the most embarrassing game I can remember in Blue Jays history.


Short memory I guess. Jeff Mathis has pitched this season. Twice.
   9. Matthew E Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:36 AM (#4226908)
This was the most embarrassing game I can remember in Blue Jays history.


I've blocked most of them out, but there have been games that were at least similarly embarrassing. The SARS game, for one.
   10. RJ in TO Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:51 AM (#4226915)
I've blocked most of them out, but there have been games that were at least similarly embarrassing. The SARS game, for one.

They got stomped 12-0, and nearly rained out in a domed stadium.
   11. Boileryard Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:53 AM (#4226918)
I've blocked most of them out, but there have been games that were at least similarly embarrassing. The SARS game, for one.

There was a game in 1995 (I think this one) where Danny Darwin pitched poorly and an acoustic panel fell off the facing of the 500 level, injuring a fan sitting in the 200 level.
   12. Matthew E Posted: September 05, 2012 at 09:54 AM (#4226919)
And of course there was this game, which ticked me off so much I almost renounced my Jays fandom on the spot.
   13. TerpNats Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:08 AM (#4226928)
What is it with domed Canadian baseball stadiums?
   14. Matthew E Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:20 AM (#4226936)
It's not the stadium; it's the people maintaining it. They buy the thing for 4% of cost and can't be bothered to keep the freaking roof in working order.
   15. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:42 AM (#4226942)
I am officially rooting for a Pirates-Orioles WS.


A rematch of '71/'79? I could go for that.
   16. jingoist Posted: September 05, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4227598)
So could I.
   17. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: September 06, 2012 at 02:34 AM (#4227934)
Holy wow. Colby rasmus, over his last 89 PA- .110/.180/.146

TOR, in that timeframe- 4-18

I blame tony larussa.

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