Wednesday is the worst day of the week for me.
“But Fan – it’s hump day!” people say. “The week is half way done!”
I say bah humbug to you idiots.
I hate Wednesday. I always have. For some reason it has always been my busiest day, from highschool, to university, and now in my day job. At night, I’m already tired from the work week, but not yet excited enough about the weekend.
So there you go . Eff you Wednesday.
Here are five Wednesday Blues inspired mini-rants for your pleasure:
1. Death by a thousand paper cuts. That’s what last night’s Jays game felt like. Things were so bad that I even pulled the unthinkable – I left in the 7th inning.
Wouldn’t you? The 7-8-9 slots in Oakland’s lineup had combined to go 92 for 445 (.207 average) with 5 HR and 24 RBI going into yesterday’s game. Suddenly, they combine to go 4 for 11 with 1 HR and 3 RBI yesterday. Yes it’s baseball, and anything can happen on any particular day, but losing a clutch game in late July to Derek Norris, Brandon Hicks, and Jemile Weeks particularly stinks.
2. Chad Beck got the first two outs in the 7th inning very routinely, before he and J.A. Happ combined to allow this: double, triple, double, walk, walk, single. Five runs in. Game over. Happ looked terrible in the 7th, not only because he couldn’t get anybody out, but also because he took FOREVER to throw the damn ball.
3. I bought a beer in the 5th inning, and it got warm really fast. Terrible stuff.
4. I really, really thought that J.A. Happ was going to be an upgrade over Brett Cecil, giving me some hope that last week’s trade would provide some value down the stretch. But Cecil looked pretty good last night (6 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 ER, 8 K), and Happ did not. The problem with that, is that I don’t really consider Cecil to be an adequate major league starter, and now he might be in the rotation the rest of the season. Oh no’s.
5. I’ll end it with good news. Toronto will win tonight. Toronto will win tomorrow afternoon. Toronto will take 2 of 3 from Detroit. And then Anthopoulos will make a deal that will blow everybody away, and bring major excitement back to the city. And Jays fans will be happy.
At least until next Wednesday…