Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Team Canada vs. Blue Jays recap

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Thank you to everyone who had a chance to catch the Jays vs. Team Canada "CanJays" live blog today. It was an interesting experience being able to comment on each aspect of the game, from Rogers hocking of their Hockey Central Deadline 09, to Barry Davis' vertically-challenged interviews, to Jamie Campbell's awkward commentary.

At first, it might have seemed like today's game did not exist at all because there was no access to a boxscore until after the game was over. Scott Richmond had an alright outing, he was roughed up for 2 runs in 2 & 2/3 innings of work, walking one batter and fanning two. Richmond didn't exactly solidify his position on the rotation with this outing, but he didn't blow it either. Mike Maroth on the hand, probably did screw his chances of making it on the squad. Maroth gave up 2 runs, on 3 walks, but struck out three. We heard last week about Maroth's bunk knee, as the Blue Jays were probably just testing Maroth's stability today to see if he could make it without going under the knife.

I'm not usually the type of person to point out the obvious short-comings in someone, but midgame entertainment was provided by Barry Davis and his awkward interviews with Scott Richmond, Casey Janssen, David Purcey and John McDonald. His lack of height was very apparent, and every time I saw him talking to one of the Jays, all I could think was "he could sooo get a wedgie right now".

Oh yeah, by the way - Team Canada won 6-4.

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