Monday, May 31, 2010

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010


"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money."

- Cree Proverb

I've never liked the expression "tree hugger." There's a negative connotation to it and it can be used in a derogatory fashion. People don't come right our and say it, but what they really mean when they are referring to "tree huggers" is that those who express a great concern for the environment are flakey and out in left field. One of the things I've always admired about aboriginals is their great respect for nature and their love of the land. If that's being a tree hugger, then count me in. As Joni Mitchell once sang, "You don't know what you got till it's gone."


The Blue Jays won again yesterday over Baltimore, and the brooms were out. With their 6-1 victory, the Jays swept the series. I know Baltimore is a struggling team, but a W is a W. These are the games that have to be won. Congratulations to Ricky Romero for pitching a complete game and also to Jose Bautistia. Bautista is on fire! He hit his league-leading 16th home run of the year.

Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game on Saturday. Good for Doc and what a great pitcher he is! To bad he didn't accomplish that feat in a Jays uniform. As all dedicated Blue Jay fans know, no Blue Jay pitcher has ever thrown a perfect game. Dave Stieb pitched a no-hitter in September of 1990 and he is the only pitcher in Jays history to do so.

Chicago won the first game of the Stanley Cup finals and I am pleased about that.

- Joanne