Thank you for the Birthday wishes. It has been a very nice day. and my wife is making me ribs for supper and a very nice, very labour intensive cake for dessert. I went out and got some beer to go with the ribs (if you haven’t tried Common Crown Brown, you really should). I looked at scotches but I have to finish a bottle or two before adding another. But I’m going to get myself something nice next time.
The Blue Jays traded Hector Perez to the Reds for cash, or a player to be named. The creates room for George Springer on the roster and closes the book on the Osuna trade. I had hopes for Perez, but they didn’t turn out. Such is life.
I would take this as a birthday present and be very happy:
The very active Blue Jays are looking at starting pitching now and have James Paxton among others on their radar— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 22, 2021
Apparently, Kirby Yates met with the Blue Jays media. He said he hasn’t been promised the closer role (but I’m thinking that, if his arm stays attached through spring training, he’s the closer).
And he says his arm feels good.
#Bluejays media got to meet @KauaiKirby39 today. Says his arm is right where he wants it to be, throwing 1 bullpen a week for now. Feels fine, which is great news.— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness) January 22, 2021
Charlie Montoyo was the AAA manager who delivered the news to him that he was being called up to #MLB the 1st time!
It has been a rough little stretch for Hall of Famers. Today Hank Aaron passed away. I have a biography on him that showed some of the mail he got in the run-up to break Babe Ruth’s home run record. I hate thinking people can be that awful. That Aaron continued to play through all that and continued to be a positive person amazes me. I’d have locked myself away from the world.
I’d like to think the world is a better place than it was back then. Some days it is harder than others to hold onto that belief.
Aaron went into the Baseball Hall of Fame with 97.8% of the vote. The 2.2% shouldn’t have been allowed ever to watch a baseball game again.
My vote for worst current TV ad? The McDonalds ‘Big Mac Bacon’ ad. I’m hoping it has run it’s course before baseball season starts.