Stuff I Saw #BlueJays #Orioles Apr 23 … JA Happ is prepared to pitch for innings … Colby Rasmus prays for a rally … Brett Lawrie does the wave … Juan Francisco wonders if Jonathan Diaz is good to eat.
Stuff I Saw #BlueJays #Orioles Apr 22 … Meet my new boyfriend. It was his first game ever, and he’s already got the handthings down pat … Nicky fights back the tears knowing that I have a new love … Colby is also distraught. I’m sorry hun, but that hair. I can’t even … Nelly ponders hitting a ball really hard while he chokes back the loneliness of LF … Jays won, and lookit how many guys we had left over in the bullpen! OHAI Happ, Loup, Redmond and Santos. HAI!!!
Stuff I Saw: #Pitchtalks with @mererog @hockeyesque @Wilnerness590 @DShulman_ESPN … @Tallboysbar curate a fine and intimate series of baseball talks in Toronto and tonight’s edition, Pitch#2 Unravelling The Game, was just as delightful as the first one a couple of weeks ago.
The night kicked off with a fun presentation by Meredith Rogers who touched on how Twitter effects baseball fandom. She did an wonderful job, considering that her hero, Colby Rasmus, was sitting in the front row.
Dave Bidini, author and musician (Rheostatics, Bidini Band) and all around swell raconteur told tales of tuning in to listen to Jays games while rock-starring across Canada, and why the Canadian Consulate is a perfectly reasonable destination for daily Jays updates while tramping about Europe somewhere. He tells it better because it’s his story. Don’t judge me, I was trying not to spill beer.
The adorable Mike Wilner took the stage and promptly took down all of our Twitter handles just so he could block us. He knows we have swearing in our hearts and probably at our fingertips.
ESPN’s Dan Shulman rounded out the evening, and the fanboys swooned. No really! Actually we all swooned as Dan is a very handsome man. Has some great stories too.
Y’all should stay alert to the next Pitch Talk which happens in June. I won’t tell you exactly when because I want to make sure I get a ticket before they all sell out again. You’ve been warned.