Sunday, May 23, 2010

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010


"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."

- William Blake
From "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"

This is a long weekend in Canada and I hope you are all enjoying it. I'm off to Quebec City tomorrow to visit relatives. Take note, you Sixteeners out there in cyberspace, I'll be in la ville de Quebec for almost a week and will be updating Number 16 from there. I'm really looking forward to it. Quebec City is a jewel of a city beacuse it's so picturesque and so historic. It is truly the most European city in North America, and the most romantic. I wish I could speak French with proficiency. Truth be told, I struggle with the language. I try my best though.


Yesterday was definitely a bad sports day for me. The Jays lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Why can't they win against National League Teams? Manager Cito Gaston has made it abundantly clear that he dislikes interleague baseball. Cito doesn't want to see his pitchers at bat or running the bases and fears they will be injured. He can't be blamed for feeling that way, but the fact is that interleague play is a realty. The Jays have to deal with it and adjust to it. They're poor record against the NL is holding them back and hurting their changes of campeting in post-season play.

In yrsterday's game, starting pitcher Dana Eveland struggled again and had to be taken out of the game early. Eveland has been struggling lately. Something's got to give with the starting rotation.

The Montreal Canadiens played a disappointing game yesterday. They are now down 3 games to 1 to the Philadelphia Flyers and chances for a Montreal-Chicago final are looking more and more remote. It's going to be extremely difficult for the Habs to dig themselves out of the hole they're in. It's not impossible, but highly improbable. The fat lady is starting to move in on them.

- Joanne