Hello kids and welcome to Old Man TFSML's first ever Gamethread. Let's go easy on him shall we? I'm a little slow today, I just switched to Sanka, so...have a heart.(1K Internet points to anyone who can identify what movie this line is from. 1 Million if you don't use the Google)
Let's hope that this series is a cakewalk and the Jays throw a Bautista-Bomb-filled beat down on the boys from B-more. Say that 5 times fast, I dare you.
We're starting to find out who the good teams are and who the good teams aren't. Agent AA7 "The Silent Assassin" says it takes about 2 months to figure out what you have -then about an hour to trade everyone away if you're not happy with them(I added that part). I guess now is the time to find out if this Jays team has trouble getting up for games against teams they know they should beat or instead preys upon them. Lets hope they are the birds of prey tonight. GO JAYS GO!
Since it's the battle of the birds here is a little scouting report about them:
The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year.
The Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is a small icterid blackbird that commonly occurs in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. This bird received its name from the fact that the male's colors resemble those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. Like all icterids called "orioles", it is named after an unrelated, physically similar family found in the Old World: the Oriolidae. At one time, this species and the Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii, were considered to be a single species called the Northern Oriole.
Line-ups after the jump:(In your mind read this in your best MURRAY ELDON announcers voice)
And now the line up for YOUR TORONTO BLUE JAYS!!
Leading off, the shortstop #5 Yunel Essssssscobaaarr! The two hitter, playing second base #2 Kelly Johnson. Batting 3rd and playing right field #19 Jooooooose BAUtistaaaa! Batting 4th first baseman #26 Adam Lind. Batting 5th, the DH #10 Edwin Encarnacion. The #6 hitter, left fielder #14 Eric Thames. Batting 7th and playing 3rd base #13 Brett Lawrie!!! The center fielder, batting 8th #28 Colby Rasmus!! Hitting 9th the catcher #9 J. P. Arencibia!
Now please Boo loudly. Introducing, from Baltimore Maryland, the cast of HBO's The Wire:
1. N. Reimold LF 2. JJ. Hardy SS 3. N. Markakis RF 4. A. Jones CF 5. M. Wieters C 6. W. Betemit 3B 7. M. Reynolds DH 8. C. Davis 1B 9. R. Andino 2B
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