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We are the navvies who work upon the railway, Swingin our hammers in the bright blazin sun: Canada Day Game Thread

Yeah, it's Canada Day and there is no more Canadian a song than Canadian Railroad Trilogy. I'm not sure how to spell Navvies but that will have to be close enough. Always been one of my favorite songs, I've seen Gordon Lightfoot in concert twice, the first time he was terrible, he did the songs from his latest album, side 1 then side 2, in order, then the Canadian Railroad Trilogy and off. Bad sound and he was in a hurry to leave. Second time he was great, sang everything, hits and cool album cuts that weren't hits, he was in great voice, in a great mood and it was fun.


Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

07/01/09 1:07 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays
B.J. Upton - CF Marco Scutaro - SS
Carl Crawford - LF Aaron Hill - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Adam Lind - LF
Carlos Pena - 1B Scott Rolen - 3B
Ben Zobrist - 2B Lyle Overbay - 1B
Pat Burrell - DH Kevin Millar - DH
Jason Bartlett - SS Alex Rios - CF
Gabe Kapler - RF Jose Bautista - RF
Michel Hernandez - C Rod Barajas - C

So Vernon will wear his nice red Canada Day Jersey on the bench. He does need something to clear his head but then Kevin Millar and Jose Bautista aren't hitting at all either. It looks like 1 through 5 is the way the batting order is going to be for the next little while but we'll see.

Ricky Romero gets the start for the Jays. I am really enjoying watching him pitch. If you find anyone that thought he would be this good this year then you have found yourself an expert to follow. James Shields pitches for the Rays and he ain't bad either. Have to take the enjoyment where we can when the team isn't playing well, we have seen lots of good pitching and lots of good defense. Would love to see lots of runs by our guys. We gave Cito and Tenace lots of credit for the offense when things were good, I guess we'll see if they are good batting coaches now.

Anyway join us in the thread.