We'll be back with a more substantive post later on in the day, but here's some quick links if you're thinking Jays. This city has been a mess since the horrific train collision yesterday (it took me 2 1/2 hours to get to work today, about 2 hours longer than normal) so if you have any kind thoughts to spare, send them to the poor folks who were involved and their families.
mlb.com Jays beat writer Jordan Bastian does good work, and I'm not just saying that because he's a fellow runner. Here, he talks with former 1st round pick Russ Adams. Welcome back to the big leagues, Russ. We'll talk a bit later about what you might be able to do for us.
Bastian also talks to some Jays about who they think the starting middle infielders should be on the 2009 AL all-star team. Yep, you guessed it.
And what to say about those fake umpires? By far my favourite song by the National. Oh, wait, those guys. I have to say, Stoeten from Drunk Jays Fans pretty much covered everything I could ever say about those guys. I don't get it, and I don't like it.
Fangraphs takes a look at Adam Lind's performance so far and they like what they see:
Lind’s scorching start to the 2009 season does not look like a mirage. He’s doing exactly what you’d like a hitter to do: he’s showing more restraint by laying off pitcher’s pitches off the plate, working the count, improving his performance against breaking stuff and hitting fewer grounders. It may have taken him a while to figure things out, but Lind looks like legitimate breakout hitter.
Nice. Adam may have demolished the traditional projection systems, but here at Bluebird Banter we were expecting big things from Lind this season all along.
Speaking of the once and future Jay, Mockingbird takes a look at a new pitch that Accardo has been throwing with success - a cut fastball.
We and Ghostrunner on First share something besides our mutual love for Chuck Ragan's howling take on the Alkaline Trio song 'Radio' --- much manlove for Scott Rolen. Great post.
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