Blast From the Past – Junior Felix

Junior Felix knew how to make a great first impression.  The Cat made his major league debut for Toronto on May 4th, 1989 and promptly swatted the first pitch he saw from Kirk McCaskill into the seats for a home run, becoming the 27th AL player to homer on his first at-bat, and only the 10th to do it on the first pitch.  He made news later that season by belting an inside-the-park grand slam at Fenway Park, leading the Jays to victory.  Yes, the Cat was taking Toronto by storm, and was even featured in one of the greatest films ever produced – Sky High: The Story of the 1989 Toronto Blue Jays.

When he made his debut in May of 1989, the Blue Jays were in the midst of a dismal start to the season, sitting 10-18 in 6th place in the AL East.  While many people point the finger at the hiring of Cito Gaston to replace Jimy Williams at the reason for the turnaround that season, don’t underestimate Mr. Felix.  His speed and versatility allowed Toronto to bat him lead-off or ninth, giving Cito numerous lineup options.  Sure the Jays had Whitt, McGriff, Fernandez, Gruber, Moseby, and Bell, but Junior Felix became the sparkplug that made the team run.  After his call-up to the bigs, the Jays finished the season on a 79-55 run to claim the division.

After a disappointing five game ALCS loss to Oakland, Felix was back in 1990.  He hit .263 with 15 HR, 65 RBI, and 13 SB and wrote his name further into Blue Jay folk lore by catching the final out of Dave Stieb’s no-hitter in September.  Felix the Cat t-shirts were selling like hot cakes in Toronto.  I was only 11 years old so my memory is foggy, but I’m sure that women were throwing themselves at him wherever he went.   It looked like there was a real chance that Junior might become a mainstay in the Blue Jay lineup for years to come. Continue reading Blast From the Past – Junior Felix

Battle of the GM’s – Draft Edition

How will Anthopoulos fare on June 7th?

Believe it or not, occasionally 500 Level Fan actually spends some time doing research, collecting data, organizing the results, and forming an educated and informed opinion.  With the MLB first year player draft coming up on June 7th, this is one of those times.  This year’s draft will be the first for the Jays under the direction of new GM Alex Anthopoulos.  AA spent much of the offseason revamping the scouting department, beefing it up in hopes of increasing Toronto’s ability to find good, young, and cheap players.  The first year draft will be his first real opportunity to use the knowledge he has acquired from this initiative.

So with the draft on the horizon, I thought it would be interesting to look at how Anthopoulos’ predecessors fared in the draft while they were at the helm of the Jays.  Now, even a small child can tell you that the draft in any sport is a crapshoot, but baseball is the biggest shot in the dark of them all.  The sheer volume of players, rounds, and minor league teams and levels, make baseball drafting an inexact science at best, and a blind dart shot at worst.  But that being said, today I am armed with perfect 20/20 hindsight, giving me the ability to see where the Jays messed up and where they didn’t.

To make the study a bit easier, I focused only on Toronto’s first round selections, ignoring subsequent rounds and supplemental draft picks.  I placed each first round pick into one of four categories:

Good: These are players who were successful Toronto Blue Jays.  Not necessarily All-Stars, but good, solid contributors while wearing the blue bird on the uniform.

Decent: These are players who ended up being fairly successul major league players, but not for the Jays.  Technically the draft pick was good, just not for the right team.

Bad: These are players who made the Blue Jays and either were not very good, or outright sucked.

Ugly: First round draft picks who never even made the major leagues.

For every pick that was not classified as “good”, I looked at other players the Jays could have selected in their draft slot but passed over.  Of course, as I said, I have 20/20 hindsight, so I know what players ended up being All-Stars or Hall-of-Famers.  But this is supposed to be fun, so I took creative license.

The Blue Jays have had three general managers before AA, and while we can effectively close the book as to how Pat Gillick and Gord Ash fared in their drafts, many of the players JP Ricciardi selected are still working their way up through the minors.  But I think we can get a pretty good idea whether they’ll make it or not.  Enough said – on with the game.

Contestant 1 – Pat Gillick

Tenure: GM from 1977 – 1994, 18 drafts with 18 first round selections

Drafting Results

Good – Lloyd Moseby (2nd overall, 1978), John Cerutti (21st, 1981), Ed Sprague (25th, 1988), Shawn Green (16th, 1991), Shannon Stewart (19th, 1992)

Decent – Steve Karsay (22nd, 1990 – was traded for Rickey Henderson), Chris Carpenter (15th, 1993)

Bad – Matt Williams (pitcher, 5th, 1981), Matt Stark (9th, 1983), Alex Sanchez (17th, 1987), Eddie Zosky (19th, 1989), Kevin Witt (28th, 1994)

Ugly – Tom Goffena (25th, 1977), Jay Schroeder (3rd, 1979), Gary Harris (2nd, 1980), Augie Schmidt (2nd, 1982), Greg David (25th, 1985), Earl Sanders (26th, 1986)

Notable Players passed over – Ozzie Smith, Tim Raines, Tony Gwynn, David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Dave Justice, John Smoltz, Mo Vaughn Continue reading Battle of the GM’s – Draft Edition

Revenge of the Ex: F@#* You Eric Hinske

There are a lot of things that people hate in life, things that might not seem terrible on the surface but have the ability to nag at you, eat at you, annoy you to the core.  Some examples include biting into an apple and finding it to be soft, leaving a game early and missing a miracle comeback by the home team, parking in a no-parking space for less than 60 seconds yet still getting a parking ticket.  But of all of those annoyances, nothing angers a guy more than when he bumps into an ex and finds that she is happier without you, much happier than she ever was with you.  We take it as a personal insult, as a commentary on ourselves.  It is not good.

An extension of the same thing happens in sports, when a player leaves your hometown team and instantly explodes into a successful player (or even a superstar) elsewhere.  Toronto sports fans know this feeling all too well, not just in baseball but in all sports.  Conor Casey played two matches for Toronto FC, was kicked out the door to Colorado, then promptly exploded to score 16 goals in 24 matches to finish second in the goal scoring race behind Jeff Cunningham, another former TFC player.  Ask a Leafs fan about Tuuka Rask, Alyn McCauley, or Brad Boyes and you’ll probably hear a string of curse words directed at upper management.  The Jays have a few that have stung over the years as well, most notably 2005 Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter.

But of all the players to leave, there is nobody that angers me more than Eric F-ing Hinske.  You remember Hinske don’t you?  He was the 2002 AL Rookie of the Year Award winner for the Blue Jays.  After a season that saw him hit .279 with 24 HR, 84 RBI, and 13 SB Hinske was the toast of the town, expected to team up with Delgado, Wells, Stewart, and Alex Gonzalez to lead the Jays back to the playoffs.  But a funny thing happened to Hinske after he won the ROY.  He got fat.  He got lazy.  He forgot how to play defense.  He no longer could hit, either for average or for power.  He was so badly out of shape that Toronto sports writers wondered aloud whether or not he actually ate his rookie of the year trophy.  The Jays finally tired of him and dumped him on Boston – a division rival no less! – in 2006.

We all know the story from there.  Hinske swallowed a horseshoe and became the luckiest player in baseball, maybe even in the history of sports.  With very little to offer, Eric went to three consecutive World Series, winning two rings.  His luck is chronicled in an article I wrote for TOSports.

This offseason Hinske signed with Atlanta.  The Braves were expected to possibly contend this year, but playing in the same division as Utley, Howard, Rollins, Werth, Halladay and the rest of the Phillies, it looked like the Wild Card might be their only chance to reach the postseason.  There was little chance that Hinkse was going to come back to haunt me yet again.  Until this morning…

Playing in a competitive fantasy baseball league, I found myself slowly but surely falling down the standings, from first to second to third.  Needing an offensive boost, I took a look at the free agents available in the pool and sorted by RBI’s.  To my shock, suprise, and horror, Eric Hinske floated towards the top.  With only 68 AB on the season, Hinske has 20 RBI – a pace that would put him over 145 RBI if projected to a full season.  He also has 4 HR and is hitting .368 with an out-of-this-world 1.127 OPS.  How is this possible?

Toronto is playing excellent baseball but has a serious lack of depth that might become a large issue the deeper the season becomes.  Their current bench (catchers excluded) of John McDonald, Jeremy Reed, and Mike McCoy have COMBINED for 92 AB and produced a .272 avg, 0 HR, and 5 RBI.  In other words three players have combined to a produce a fraction of what Hinske has produced on his own.

Don’t get me wrong.  This is not a plea to Alex Anthopoulos to re-acquire Eric.  There is no way that we want Hinske back in town.  There is no way that we want him playing, or trying to play, 3B or OF for the 2010 Jays.  But he is a living, walking, and breathing vision of everything a Blue Jays fan does want – a productive bench, playoff appearances, and world series rings.

And he doesn’t deserve any of it.

So F you Eric Hinske.  F You. my site whois same sites expired domains . expiration of domains apache web server . link checker .

Three Things From Week Seven

Week Seven (May 17 – May 23) saw the return of interleague play, a time of the season that Toronto hates.  Since the advent of interleague play in 1997, Toronto is 13 games under .500 against the weaker National League, only better than Baltimore, Kansas City, and Tampa.  At a time of the schedule that is supposed to help AL clubs fatten up their record, the Jays have done the opposite.  This year began no different, as they dropped two of three to Arizona.

Though they managed to avoid the sweep on Sunday, the week was not a good one for Toronto.  They finished with a 3-4 record, and saw continued struggles from Dana Eveland and Aaron Hill, along with new struggles from Kevin Gregg.  Hopefully these are only temporary hiccups to an otherwise incredible season.

Here are three things that came out of week seven:

1. The Revenge of Overbay

The 2010 season hit rock bottom for Lyle Overbay on Monday May 17th.  An 0-4 performance and two brutal errors on the same play had fans screaming for blood at the Rogers Centre.  Thunderous boo’s and chants of “you suck”, “Lyle Overpaid”, and “We want Wallace” serenaded the first baseman as he ran off the field each inning.

Well, maybe Lyle was due to explode, or maybe the booing woke him up.  Whatever the case, he has responded in a big way.  In the next six games of week seven, Overbay went 10/25 for a .400 average, with 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, and 4 R, rasiing his season average from .181 to .215.  While the numbers might not seem elite, he is finally contributing and helping the Jays win.  If only he can start to rub off on Aaron Hill…

2. Encarnacion Goes INSANE!!!

Edwin Encarnacion - Image from Daylife.com

Edwin Encarnacion became kind of a forgotten man after his injury in April.  The Jays continued to roll right along without him, and with Jose Bautista moving over to third and tearing up the league, many fans were doubting Edwin’s return.  But man did he ever announce his presence in a big way!

Playing in his first game in a month on Tuesday, Encarnacion launched a two-run homer against the Twins.  He then absolutely destroyed Diamondback pitching over the weekend, crushing three bombs on Friday, and then one each on Saturday and Sunday.  Overall, in the six games since his return Encarnacion is hitting .368 with 6 HR, 11 RBI, and 7 R.  He is also playing exceptional defense, maybe proving that he does deserve a spot on this club after all.

3. Bye Bye Eveland

What started off as a great story for Toronto ended in disappointment on Sunday as Dana Eveland was designated for assignment.  The left-hander was brought on just before camp, and surprised many by pitching well enough to make the team.  He started strong out of the gate, winning his first two starts, and sported a 3-1 record with a 3.82 ERA on May 6th.  But the wheels fell off in his next three starts, as Eveland surrendered 17 ER in only 9.1 IP, losing all three.

With Brian Tallet, Jessie Litsch, and Mark Rzepczynski all coming off the DL it was up to Eveland to prove that he still deserved a rotation spot.  When he didn’t, the Jays had no choice but to release him.  It’s hard not to feel sad for the pitcher, especially when he called Toronto the greatest organization he has had the chance to be a part of.  There’s a chance he still ends up in Vegas and makes a return appearance with the Jays, but whatever happens, best of luck Dana.

Fun With Numbers

Tough game last night as the Jays couldn’t solve Dan Haren.  He dominated Toronto both on the mound and at the plate, pitching 8 IP with 4 ER, 9 H and 8 K, and also going 2-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI.  But it was a very interesting game for the Jays despite the loss.  They smacked six long balls, including three alone for Edwin Encarnacion, extending their MLB  HR lead.  Bautista also went deep for the 13th time this season, continuing his absolutely torrid pace.

All of those home runs inspired me to take a deeper look into some of the numbers early on in the 2010 MLB season:

6  –  Runs scored by the Blue Jays yesterday, all coming on solo home runs.  That is the first time that has happened since 1920.

45.5  –  Percentage of Edwin Encarnacion’s hits that have been home runs.  After launching three yesterday, the 3B now has 11 hits on the season, 5 of them being dingers.

4  –  Home runs out of the five hit by Encarnacion this season that have been solo shots.  Either the Jays can’t get runners on for his at-bats, or he can’t hit with runners on-base.

64  –  Strikeouts this season by Ricky Romero, 2nd most in the AL.  A Blue Jay has won the AL strikeout title three times in team history: AJ Burnett (2008), and Roger Clemens (1997 & 1998)

292  –  Toronto’s single season strikeout record, set by Roger Clemens in 1997.  At his current pace of 9.1 K/9, Romero would need to pitch 282 innings to break the record.  Unlikely.

13  –  Wild pitches by Ricky Romero, most in the major leagues.  A Jay has lead all of baseball in wild pitches twice in club history: Juan Guzman in 1993 (with 26) and 1994 (with 13).

12  –  Saves by Kevin Gregg, tied for the lead in the AL.  The last Jay to lead the AL in saves was Duane Ward in 1993.  The great Tom Henke also won a saves title as a Jay in 1987.

13  –  HR by Jose Bautista, one behind major league leader Paul Konerko.  Only once has a Jay lead baseball in home runs, Jesse Barfield with 40 in 1986.  (Fred McGriff did win an AL HR crown in 1989.)

116  –  Wins that the Tampa Bay Rays are on pace for through 42 games.  The major league record in a season is 116 (Seattle in 2001, Chi Cubs in 1906).  Might be tough to catch them this year…

17  –  Consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  With an 18-24 record so far, and a league worst 144 runs scored, that could very easily become 18, the most in any professional sport.  No matter how bad we think we have it in Toronto, it could always be worse… same sites . expired domains . expiration of domains apache web server website offline link checker

Blast From the Past – Jim Acker

To this day, Jim Acker remains my second favourite middle reliever in Blue Jays history.  Behind the beautiful and outstanding Mark Eichhorn, Acker holds a small piece of my heart all to himself.  Maybe it’s the beard, maybe it’s the ferocious stare, or maybe it’s just because I pity him for the way his career unfolded.  Either way, the Ack played an integral part in both the Blue Jay glory era, and my childhood.

Acker actually enjoyed two different tours of duty with Toronto.  After being selected in the first round of the draft by Atlanta, the Jays stole him in the Rule 5 draft in 1982.  From 1983 – 1986 he was a key member of the Blue Jay bullpen, helping them capture their first ever AL East division title in 1985.  He didn’t really have a set role on that club, but contributed in so many ways – 7-2 record, 3.23 ERA, 10 saves, best facial hair, and worst control (43 walks to 42 strikeouts).

But despite all that, Toronto broke a piece of my heart by dealing Acker back to Atlanta midway through ’86.  While my heart eventually healed (helped a lot by Mr. Eichhorn), it didn’t come fully back until the trade deadline of 1989 when Acker was re-acquired for Tony Castillo and Francisco Cabrera.  He dominated down the stretch (1.59 ERA, 24 K in 28.1 IP), and propelled Toronto to their second playoff appearance.  Continue reading Blast From the Past – Jim Acker

Law of Averages 1 – Blue Jays 0

It was bound to happen.  There were so many aspects of today’s ninth inning that were screaming out for a market correction.  The Jays took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th, had the AL leader in saves on the hill, and were facing the worst offense in baseball.  Even more – the worst offense in baseball was riding a five-game losing streak and had done nothing worthwhile all day long.  It can even be argued that they embarrassed themselves by having to resort to back-to-back bunts in the third inning to score their lone run of the game.  Offense like that is bad on a monumental level.

But it became very evident in the 9th that Toronto was not going to win today’s ballgame.  Kevin Gregg couldn’t throw strikes.  Seattle started getting hits.  For the first time this season baseball reverted back to what was “supposed” to happen.  Even Ken “Sleepy” Griffey had a hit, the game winning single of all things.

I don’t chalk this loss up to Kevin Gregg falling apart.  I don’t foresee this loss starting Toronto’s second annual May collapse.  No – this loss is simply the law of averages striking back, hitting Jays fans directly in the nuts.  Take the following into consideration:

– Before this season, Kevin Gregg had a career K:BB ratio of 2.26:1.  This season it was 4.4:1.  The law of averages dictated that more walks should be on the horizon, and today Gregg walked two and struck out zero.

– Similarly, Gregg’s career ERA was 4.10 pre-2010, compared to 1.89 this season.  Today? 3 ER in 0.1 IP – law of averages wins again.

– The Jays had won three games in the ninth inning that they had no business winning this season.  For a team that is not expected to contend for a championship, logic dictates that by the end of the season they should wind up with a similar number of losses in games they had no business losing.  Today was one.

– Seattle had only six comeback wins through the first 40 games, including only one win in 18 games when they trailed in the ninth.  For a team expected to contend for the AL West title, that number is too low.  Consider today a market correction.

– Ken Griffey Jr. was having one of the worst seasons on record, not only for him, but for anybody.  In 93 AB, he was scuffling along with a .183 avg, .449 OPS, 0 HR, and 6 RBI.  When he came to the plate in the ninth with the winning run on second, everybody knew it was over.  It was the God of Averages that made sure the future hall-of-famer had at least one more moment of glory.

So don’t worry Jays fans.  Toronto shouldn’t be this good and they are.  Seattle shouldn’t be this bad and they are.  Think of this loss as a slight market correction and nothing more.  A game like this was bound to happen eventually.  Let’s just hope it doesn’t happen any more… expired domains expiration of domains apache web server . website offline link checker

Courtyard Fan of the Game – May 20th, 2010

What a jacket on the Courtyard sleeper!

I know what you’re thinking.  How can I give away a fan of the game award when the team isn’t even in Toronto? 

The Blue Jays kicked off an eight-game west coast road trip last night with a nail-biting 3-2 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.  I watched the game from the comfort of my couch, sipping a scotch, and listening to the sweet sound of Buck Martinez botching the pronunciation of  Encarnacion.  But though the comfort level was way up, my couch is approximately 3,300 KM from Seattle, making a fan of the game selection impossible.

Until, that is, I took a coffee break this morning at work.  Walking across the courtyard of the TD Centre, I found a man asleep on a bench, clad in a beautiful, old-school Blue Jays jacket.  Seeing jackets like this are rare.  Seeing jackets like this on a man fast asleep at 11:30 AM outdoors in a public place on a Thursday are even rarer.  So ladies and gentleman, let me present the first ever Courtyard Fan of the Game – the Sleeper!

I know that the Sleeper is probably homeless, and it might seem cruel to talk about him.  But 500 Level Fan is in the business of spreading joy to people, and finding the best in all situations.

So picture for a second a possible scenario from last night:

The Sleeper is awake, and following his Jays pitch by pitch.  He unleashes a loud cheer for the Alex Gonzalez RBI single and the John Buck HBP RBI.  He grimaces and can barely watch when Franklin Gutierrez singles off of Kevin Gregg, putting two men on in the bottom of the 9th.  But then he goes wild with the final out, cheering, and high-fiving people around him.  He celebrates by going out and getting blind drunk, forgetting where he is, losing his friends, wandering the city aimlessly, finding a nice, hard, marble bench, then laying down, passing out, and being oblivious to everything around him.  That is a hard-core fan.

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100 Level Fans Really Hate Lyle Overbay!!!

I had the “pleasure” last night of sitting right behind the Blue Jays dugout on the third baseline.  It is a rare occurence indeed when I move away from the safe haven of the 500 level, but I was given a pair of seats for the Jays/Twins game in section 125, right in the thick of the action.  Mrs. 500 Level Fan and I were excited to be down low where we could see the players faces, see the strike zone, and have a chance at a foul ball.  But we came away disheartened and disgusted at the fans around us.

The upper deck is full of positive (albeit drunken) energy a majority of the time.  People are there to have fun, enjoy the game, have a few brown pops, and maybe get a bit rowdy.  Apparently fans in the lower deck are there to heckle and get on our own players.  I don’t know if they feel they have a sense of entitlement because they paid more for a seat, or if they just want to try and have their voices heard on TV.  Whatever the reason, the treatment of Overbay as he came off the field was uncalled for.  People around us were literally screaming at the top of their lungs: “You Suck!”, “Learn to field!”, “Triple A for Overbay!”  One guy even went so far as to run down about 20 rows just so his screams could be heard loud and clear. 

Because that’s how to get a guy out of his slump – boo him mercilessly until he forever loses whatever shred of confidence he had left.

Look – I get it.  There are some cold hard facts that show Lyle is off to a rough start.  Two errors on one play last night.  A .181 avg, with only 3 HR and 38 K’s so far this season.  But here are some other facts: .274 avg, .356 OBP, 63 HR, 143 2B, 269 RBI.  That is Overbay’s stat line since joining the Jays in 2006.  Throw in a .996 fielding percentage, and you get pretty good production at a fraction of the cost of other first basemen around the league.

And here is one more number to chew on: 23.  That is the age of super-prospect Brett Wallace, the guy who the entire lower deck wanted in the game instead of “Lyle Overpaid”.  Sure Wallace is tearing up Triple-A.  Sure Wallace is the first baseman of the future.  Sure Wallace has tremendous upside and might be able to outproduce Overbay right now.  But answer these questions you raging, angry, lunatics:

– What do you do with Overbay if Wallace is called up?  Release him?  Eat his salary?  Dump him on another team?

– What happens if Wallace is overmatched by big league pitching, has his confidence shattered and has to go back to the minors for an extended stay?

– If Wallace is the real deal, why start his major league service time early so he can become eligible for arbitration and free agency earlier?  Why not take the path that Tampa Bay took with Evan Longoria and David Price, and Washington is taking with Stephen Strasburg, ensuring Wallace will be a Jay for longer?

I know a few bad apples ruin the section, so this is not an indictment of an entire crowd of people at the game, but the majority of the booing fans could not answer those questions.  Why?  Because they have NO IDEA who those players are!!!  The fat kid to my left wanted to boo Overbay badly so he could impress his buddy.  The fat guy to my right booed lustily, then left the game early so he could get home in time to watch Law and Order.  (True story – I heard him say so to his buddies as they were leaving).  They only know that Overbay didn’t hit a home run, didn’t make the diving play he tried for, and threw a ball into left field.  I bet somebody would have tried to beat the snot out of him if possible.

Bottom line – give me my 500 Level seats any day.  At least up there fans know the game, respect the game, and respect the players.  For the most part anyways…

Not all fans in the 100 Level were jerk-offs

(Closing note: kudos to the security guard in the top of the 9th inning in our section for letting two young boys move down from way back and sit in the first row.  At a time when other security guards were stupidly kicking people out who tried to move lower, this guy not only let the young kids stay, but talked, joked, and laughed with them the rest of the game.  That is how you get fans back to the ball park.)

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500 Level Fan of the Game – May 16th, 2010

No photo available, but the Churchgoer would resemble one of these if older and female

The Jays enjoyed the largest crowd of the season since opening day on Sunday, but despite the 25,000+ in attendance, the candidates for FLF of the game were lacking.  I don’t know if it was the open roof, the beautiful sunny day, the fact that it was a Sunday, or that the Jays are simply playing too well to attract hecklers, but the crazy fan level was at a low.

That said, there was one fan in particular who caught the eye of my friends and I.  It was very hot in the upper deck, with virtually no protection from the sun available anywhere.  But in the top of the 4th inning, here came a fan into section 511 wearing heavy red corduroy pants, thick black socks, dress shoes, a dress shirt, and a white blazer.  He didn’t say much but he stared at us a lot.  Since it was a Sunday, we assumed he had come straight from church to the game, so ladies and gentleman, the 500 Level Fan of the Game for May 16th goes to the Churchgoer!

The Churchgoer was hot.  That was obivious both because he was dressed for an autumn day and it was blazing hot, and because he was soaked.  Sweat was pouring down the side of his face.  It was quite gross actually.

Even funnier was that as the game went on, his outfit became more scandalous.  By the 6th the blazer was off and the sleeves rolled up.  By the 7th, the cords were rolled up to his ankles and the socks pulled down.  By the 8th the cords were up at knee level, exposing an entire ankle and a full calf muscle.  His fellow church goers would have been outraged!

When the final out was achieved by Kevin Gregg, the Churchgoer simply stood up and walked away, gone just like that.  He didn’t make a great impression on anybody around him, but on a slow day in the 500 level, I’ll take what I can get.  Congratulations Churchgoer! same sites . expired domains . expiration of domains . apache web server . website offline .

A View From the Cheap Seats