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Bits on Friday

There isn't that much for Jay news today. The closest to news is Cito suggesting that Rod Barajas likely wouldn't be back next year, so reports ran to ask Rod about it. He wasn't all that happy to hear about it, figuring he could be coming back, that that issue would be resolved during the off-season. On Cito's side, I'm sure it was just an idle thought, but he should know that reports will jump all over things like that.

Beyond the Boxscore put out their weekly power rankings yesterday. The Jays dropped a spot from last week, now they are ranked 8th in baseball. The problem is that the top three spots are over AL East teams. It does show that we aren't as bad a team as we've looked lately.

Other than that, I'm enjoying the comments from yesterday's post about Cito's comments on attendance. We have very smart members. I am enjoying all the opinions. 

And it is September 11 again, 8 years after but still very fresh in all our memories. I am just going to repost what I wrote last year because it says what I still think:

I don't really have anythng new to say about 9/11. My son woke me up that morning telling me a plane crashed into the World Trade Building and I spent the morning watching. For me, the only thing I could take out of it all is that my kids and I are so lucky to be in a place and at a time where we don't have to hate anyone. Do you know how rare that is in the history of mankind? I don't have to hate anymore for where they were born or who they pray to or what color their skin is.

My parents were born just before the war in England and they had to hate the Germans and the Japanese. It is hard to remove that hate later in life. People all over the world are raised to hate someone because they believe in the wrong god or some great ancester wronged someone elses great ancester. Or because they live far away and we don't understand them. Or some other stupid reason that people use to breed hate into their children.

Me, I'm lucky, I don't have to teach my children to hate anyone. I wish everyone could be so lucky.