Well friends. There’s not much left to say at this point. The “it’s early” excuse can’t really be applied any longer. At 10-19, dead last in the AL East, 10.5 games back of first, and better than only the woeful Houston Astros, it might be time to consider the fact that the Jays just aren’t as good as we hoped they’d be.
Are they still talented? Yes. Can they turn it around? Certainly. Can things get any worse? I don’t think so.
But are they still a shoo-in for the playoffs? No. Are we still guaranteed
meaningful games in September? Maybe…but maybe not.
Have no fear though.
Because 500 Level Fan is here to cheer you up on a Friday with 2013’s first installment of the Fan of the Game series!
For those of you new to the site, the 500 Level Fan of the Game is reserved for extraordinary fans – and by extraordinary I don’t really mean “great” – I mean “strange”. In the past we’ve seen a grown man licking a cooked chicken breast, a large man that resembled children’s cartoon character Pingu, a Sam Crenshaw look-a-like, and a he/she wearing a gold outfit. Click on the “FLF of the Game” category to view the history.
Today we unveil a first – a personalized jersey! Any sports fan knows that personalizing jerseys is a faux pas. Putting one’s own last name on any team’s jersey is tacky, corny, and just plain wrong. Then there is a step below that – those who put slogans on a jersey. Think of Leafs jerseys with the number 67, and above that “Winless Since” where the name should be. Really? Like….really??
And then, thanks to @TweetsByRules, there is this from last night:
And to make things better – a moustache!!!
So take heart Jays fans. No matter how bad the product on the field might be, we’re in safe hands with a Killer in the crowd.
Feel free to send in any strange fans you see at a Jays game to firstname.lastname@example.org.