The Toronto Blue Jays are in town as the I-76 to 1-476 to I-81 to the New York State Thruway to I-190 toward Niagara Falls to the QEW series gets underway.
Preview: Try to contain your excitement, because it’s finally here: the World Series revenge match with our neighbors from the great white north, eh! Watch the drama unfold as former Blue Jays GM and current Phillies GM Pat Gillick wrestles with his emotions! Backup catcher Rod Barajas comes face-to-face with the team he rejected in free agency, while fellow backup, Sal Fasano, returns to Philadelphia’s sweet embrace! Will Francisco Rosario get his revenge on J.P. Ricciardi? Man, this series has it all ... and a bag of chips!
You understand what I’m getting at. The novelty is gone, dead, and this year's interleague schedule is particularly lame. Midweek, I looked at the schedule and winced at the idea that Toronto is in town and a National League playoff contender like St. Louis, San Diego or Los Angeles was not. Toronto and Philadelphia have a Grapefruit League connection because their facilities are so close, but in a way, it makes this series even more lame. It’s like going to the prom with a nice girl from church choir who doesn't go to your school but you’ve known since grade school.
Toronto. It’s better than going stag, like Arizona and Pittsburgh.
Around baseball, there are some couples in the running for prom king and queen, like the Yankees and Mets (you decide which one wears the tiara.) Nevertheless, there are many more couples who aren't in the running, like Minnesota and Milwaukee. Band geeks. Have you seen Colorado and Kansas City? They're in the parking lot, smoking cigarettes.