Friday, June 12, 2009

Game 7 vs. Interleague?

So tonight is the night that a Stanley Cup Champion will be decided and it is also the night that the Toronto Blue Jays face off against Hanley Ramirez and the Florida Marlins. After about one millisecond of consideration I am going to find myself sitting upper deck enjoying the Doc show the NL what the best pitcher in the AL is all about. I know a lot of people hate interleague baseball and think it is a pointless cash grab, but I personally LOVE it! I think interleague brings a new sense of excitement to the game and I can't wait to see the starting rotation swing the bat once the Jays hit the road for some more interleague action.

As for tonight's Stanley Cup final, I don't really have a preference when it comes to who takes home the hardware. I am just excited to see the season come to an end because there is nothing worse then having to sit through 27 minutes of hockey analysis before I can see some baseball highlights on tsn. I know I am a Canadian and stereotypically I am suppose to love hockey but enough is enough it is June and the last thing i care about is ice or hockey.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm BACK

After a short hiatus (which felt like it lasted an eternity) I am back to blogging. Who would have thought becoming a scooter owner would be such a long and painful process. I have spent about 2 hours every other day at a government office dealing with this thing, taking written licensing tests, vehicle safety certifications, ownership transfers and so on. Either way Marco Scooter-OH! (named after Blue Jays SS Marco Scutaro) is mine and I will be tearing up the streets of Toronto on my mean 49cc muscle machine (in a month, after I finish my on bike safety course and get insurance.)

To all those that are expecting packages from me I will be sending them out ASAP. And to a couple of you guys I had packages returned to me so I will have to resend them out as well. 

Hope you guys didn't miss me too much!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WOW - Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay just played a phenomenal game setting a career high 133 pitch, 14k, complete game win and to celebrate his achievements I am going to surf ebay for a Doc card that encompasses his greatness.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Fiance LOVES Baseball? & Dexter Fowler?

My Fiance is quickly becoming a baseball fanatic. She has always been a casual fan who would join me at home games to take in some sun, watch the game and more so people watch. But this season she is all about the ball. She recently bought her first Jays jersey ( a powder blue flashback jersey), an official team hat and she can wax poetic about peoples numbers and standings. 

No matter how much she loves the Jays she has a newly found soft spot for the Rockies CF Dexter Fowler. Her love for Dexter started after a weekend road trip to PNC park to see the Pirates vs. Rockies. Dexter was her first ever auto and he was nice enough to stand around and chat. She has even taken it upon herself to start collecting Fowler cards (and by collect I mean whenever I pull a Fowler card regardless of if I need it for a set it is hers. She nows has 2). If anyone has any Dexter Fowler cards, base or insert that they would like to trade please email me and let me know. 


Friday, May 29, 2009

Mail Box Treasures - 5.29

What a great day, the Jays snap a nine game , three series losing streak at home against the man who started it all, Tim Wakefeild. The game was phenomenal, and 32,900 fans cheered the Birds to victory. It is nice to know that a nine game losing skid only dropped them one game back of first in the AL east.

Just when I thought today couldn't get any better in regards to baseball there was a package tucked away nicely in my mail box. A very special thank you to John over at Natscards, for this amazing selection of Jays cards, many of them greats from back in the glory days.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mail Box Treasures - 5.27

A very special thanks to Tribecards for bringing this Blue Jays fan out of the dumps. There is nothing better then coming home and finding an unexpected box of Blue Jays cards tucked away in the mail box. These cards are fantastic they are from the 70's, 80's,90's and 00's. All the great Jays are in there, Mookie Wilson, Alfredo Griffin, Joe Carter and did I mention Mookie Wilson. A very BIG thank you goes out to Tribe cards because these cards helped me forget about the fact that the Jays have lost 9 straight and were swept in 3 back to back to back series.




Tuesday, May 26, 2009

JOSE CANSECO

I have been on a bit of a Jose Canseco kick. In the past week I have read both of his books Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball got Big. The minute I finished that book I immediately went to the local bookstore and picked up Vindicated his follow up to Juiced. Both books were interesting reads. I would recommend them for anyone who wants to gain a little more insight on the Godfather of steroids. My personal favorite part of Juiced is when he goes into great detail describing his suicide attempt and the gun he just so happened to have in his closet, I think he referred to it as a “Street Sweeper”. As for Vindicated hands down the best part is when he goes on record to say he “F*@cking hates A-rod”.

Jose was a mess but when I was a young, bug eyed baseball fan he was my favorite player. It was like watching Hulk Hogan hit dingers. Pulling a Canseco card from a pack was such a joy, I would show all my friends and try to make them jealous. I was actually in the Skydome the night he hit the upper level blast way back in 1989 (I think it is still the highest/furthest ball hit in the Skydome). I will always have fond memories of Jose even though he soiled the game I love. I don’t agree with what he did but when I was a kid he was amazing, a power house, a real life super-hero.

For all of you Jose haters out there, Jose competed in his first ever MMA fight against a 7 foot 4 Korean MONSTER. If you want to see Jose get his just dessert for what he did to the game of baseball check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Q21_uMjiw