09/21/09 7:07 PM EDT
|Baltimore Orioles||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Cesar Izturis - SS||Aaron Hill - 2B|
|Matt Wieters - C||Adam Lind - DH|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Vernon Wells - CF|
|Melvin Mora - 3B||Edwin Encarnacion - 3B|
|Luke Scott - LF||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Ty Wigginton - DH||Travis Snider - LF|
|Felix Pie - CF||Kyle Phillips - C|
|Michael Aubrey - 1B||John McDonald - SS|
Well, summer is over. I must say, we had an incredible last weekend to see it off. Tom got me in a White Album mood with his Ob-La-Di reference earlier today (yeah, that's not a very good song, I agree - Paul made a few poor choices on the White Album, between that one, the sheepdog one (If I could advise budding songwriters one thing, it would be don't write a song about your pet), the birds chirping in "Blackbird" (good song though), and the abomination that is "Honey Pie", not that John didn't have some missteps there too). Anyway, continuing on the White Album, today's title comes from the lovely little George Harrison song "Long, Long, Long".Fitting, since it's been a long, long, long time since David Purcey has won a game for the Jays (since last year in fact) and he'll try to change that tonight against the orange-tinged Icterid emissaries from the City that Reads (yes, I read a few biology textbooks when I lived there, too bad I was supposed to be studying law). Rookie Chris Tillman pitches for the birds in what is shaping up to be a battle for 4th place.
Kyle Phillips gets the start behind the dish, while J-Mac fills that space between second and third base. No one can fill that Millar-shaped space in our hearts, but Jose Bautista will try. Let's go Jays!