Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekend Roundup


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It was an incredible weekend of baseball, and I somehow managed to miss almost all of it. From what I hear, it was one hell of a game on Saturday between Team Canada and USA at the World Baseball Classic. I managed to peer my way through to televisions at Fallsview Casino to check the scores periodically, but I didn’t realize the score was so damn close. From what I’ve read, the atmosphere at the Rogers Centre must have been amazing … dare I say it was circa ’92-‘93 glory days?

Team Canada plays for their tournament life tonight against Team Italy, as Scott “Kool-Aid” Richmond will start the game and attempt to save Canada from elimination. A win against Italy will extend Canada’s life in the tournament by one more day, as they would play Team Venezuela for a chance to advance to the second round on Tuesday. I’m not expecting a miracle at the Rogers Centre, but at least one win in pool play would be nice.

UPDATE: My apologies, I just learned that it will in fact be Vince Perkins starting tonight's game for Team Canada. Scott Richmond is being saved for tomorrow's (hopefully) game versus Venezuela.

Down in Dunedin, Travis Snider and Jason Lane continue to rip the cover off the ball in spring training. Lane hit another homerun over the weekend, which pushes his spring training total to 3. That’s already one more than any Blue Jay hit in spring training last year. I think It’s probably safe to say that at this pace, Snider and Lane will be on the flight north for Opening Day.

And the live chat returns once again this Tuesday, so be sure to check back for another edition of heated debate surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays. Starting at 9pm EST we’ll be talking up everything to do with the World Baseball Classic, spring training, and who the front runners are to make the starting rotation.


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