Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oh Ye Of Little Faith...

I confess, I didn't want to listen to the game on the radio tonight while I was at work.

(Scott Richmond) - (Michael Barrett) + (opposing team with hot offence) = ( :O ) and LJ being too nervous to get any work done.

But damn, I did the 6-49 Happy Dance around the office when I checked in online to see the box score and saw Richmond's line. I just about melted in my chair when I got home and saw the montage of nasty strikeouts. Even Mike Wilner is having himself a cuppa Koolaid.

It's easy to forget that although Richmond is 29, he's still a rookie and still on the learning curve. He had years off of baseball; it's not like he was burning his arm out sucking for a decade.

I absolutely love it when guys perform beyond expectations and silence the impossible-to-please negative asshats. I firmly believe in fair criticism, but like I always say, let 'em play the damn games. You can not know for certain what is going to happen, so if you can't be open-minded, shut up.



I went to a pair of autograph signings this week. Long story short: (a) even the least enthusiastic Jays were polite; most were sufficiently smiley and fun, (b) Scott Richmond was very smiley and fun, despite yours truly being a great big giant dorkwad, and (c) Michael Barrett is made of 100% awesome. Judging by the gesturing and goofy photo poses, I have some hope that the baseball gods answered our prayers and his shoulder isn't as bad as originally thought.

11 comments:

eyebleaf said...

LJ, that graph is PHENOMENAL.

Ian H. said...

I love the pie chart. Mmmmm, pie.

If I ever see anybody wearing a Richmond jersey at the Rogers Centre, I will personally shake their hand and thank them for supporting Canadian Content.

LJ said...

Ta, mate. Courtesy of http://www.graphjam.com. 'Tis fun.

Jennifer said...

Your graph is awesome, and you're right. Michael Barrett is made of 100% awesome. Very sweet and fan friendly. Even though he doesn't quite look himself anymore. :( He's still beautiful.

I hope you'll share your pictures later.

LJ said...

Thanks, Jennifer. :) He does look amazing. If I didn't know he had such extensive surgery, I'd never guess.

Unfortunately, my camera kind of sucks. Goofy photos were taken, but not by me. If my buddies post them publicly, I'll post a link.

VDUB said...

All hail Scott Richmond

MK Piatkowski said...

Hoping for some pictures too. Where were the signings?

LJ said...

They were both at the Rogers Centre. One was Sunday after the game - Richmond, Litsch and Wells. The other was Wednesday afternoon. A big Jays nerdfest - Meet the Jays, Have A Ball.

MK Piatkowski said...

I could have gone to the thing on Wednesday! Probably a good thing I didn't. I probably would have made a fool of myself over Doc.

LJ said...

Ha, join the club! I think everyone feels self-conscious, but there are enough genuinely BIZARRE people that just being a bit dorky doesn't faze the players at all. Come out next time!

Ian H. said...

If I ever run into somebody at the Rogers Centre sporting a Scott Richmond jersey, I will personally shake their hand and thank them for supporting Canadian Content