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Old 07-14-2008, 05:29 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:51 PM   #182 (permalink)
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:07 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Interesting article in today's Toronto Star about Roy Halladay starting to get tired of the bullshit that is Blue Jay baseball. Roy's pretty much my favourite athlete ever, and the fact he sticks with the mediocre Blue Jays, makes me admire him even more. Bryan Colangelo made a big deal out of Jose knocking 60 grand off his contract. Roy? 4 million. This is a very special athlete. I'm glad he's speaking up and I hope things change and he sticks around.

Halladay: Jays need to show progress

Richard Griffin

It's just a reflection of his situation as the AL's best pitcher playing for the French Foreign Legion of baseball, but there was Roy Halladay at the all-star press conference yesterday talking to a small group of earnest Canadian media while players of lesser talent around the hotel's ballroom were overwhelmed by attention.

"Yeah, obviously . . . I don't know if I move on, but I want to play for a team that can win a World Series," Halladay said of yet another disappointing season. "That's the one thing I really want to accomplish in the rest of my time is winning a World Series."

Halladay couldn't have cared less about being snubbed by manager Terry Francona as the AL's starting pitcher and despite the $50,000 (all figures U.S.) all-star bonus in his contract he would have preferred to break alone with his family. If the AL wins the game it earns home field advantage for the World Series. That means nothing to Halladay.

"I hope (I can win in Toronto)," Halladay said. "Obviously we have a lot of work to do, moving forward. There have been so many seasons where so much has changed in the off-season that it's just hard to gauge. I'd rather do it here more than anywhere."

Both Halladay and the Jays clearly believed '08 was to be the year. He even gave back money to aid in that effort. His annual salary went from $12.8 million in '07, to $10 million in '08, bumped back up to $14.25 million next season. Why? Because he believed in the Jays so much that he bet his own money in order for GM J.P. Ricciardi to bring in players that could put the Jays over the top. It hasn't happened.

"That gave them the flexibility to try and do some different things, to work things different ways," Halladay admitted. "For me, that was, over the course of time, what was going to work out best for the team. I think that really left a window for this year and next year and possibly the year after as the years we might have the best chance to do it."

Unfortunately, for this year, despite the extra money being spent on guys like Scott Rolen, David Eckstein and Marco Scutaro, the results have once again been nothing short of disappointing, in the stands and inside the clubhouse.

"I hate to use the, 'Here we go again,' " Halladay said. "It's definitely hard to keep doing the same things each year. It's hard not to see progression. You want to see things start going in the right direction, but you just don't want to take on the self-pity thing."

Halladay can't do much more than he has accomplished in the first half of this season. The 32-year-old has seven complete games, more than any other AL team, with 11 wins and a 2.71 ERA. He's like Will Ferrell streaking the university campus waiting for his buddies in Old School. He looks around and nobody's there.

"That's the hardest thing," Halladay said of the Jays' wheel-spinning. "We sit down every spring training here and you talk about the same things. It's almost like a little bit of Groundhog Day (living the same day over and over again) and that gets frustrating."

Halladay was surprisingly frank about the effects of the Jays' managerial change from John Gibbons to Cito Gaston, on June 19.

"I like a lot of the changes Cito's made," Halladay offered. "I loved having Gibby. With Cito, I think there's a little bit more accountability. There's a good communication there and the players respect Cito and I also think they feel accountable. I like that change and hopefully that's something that helps us go in the right direction."

Halladay's contract expires following the 2010 season. There is no chance that in the meantime he will demand a trade. He is a man of his word but needs the Jays to step up and keep theirs, putting a winner on the field. He has one more multi-year contract in him and he wants to win.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:12 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Doc is gone this summer. He'll want out and I don't blame him. This team will continue to rot at the bottom of our division as long as Riccardi is at the helm. :mad:

Deal him now while his stock is the best it'll ever be and rebuild. Halladay alone would net us some serious prospects.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #185 (permalink)
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I don't think he'll leave if it's up to him. Like Griffin said, he's a man of his word. Deal that phoney, Vernon Wells, instead. If they turn this around, and with the proper support, Roy has the 2 stellar seasons he's capable of having, he becomes - move over, Roberto Alomar - Toronto's greatest athlete ever.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:47 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Jays were never expected to do anything this season. In fact, I believe alot of pundits had us as an overrated team.

Hell, I think we're achieving expected standards.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:29 AM   #188 (permalink)
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Toronto will not trade Roy Halladay and for this reason, Toronto has freed up 10 million dollars in cap space for next year from buying out frank thomas contract. Toronto is looking to trade AJ Burnett for two VERY GOOD Prospects because if Aj Burnett opts out this coming year Toronto gets 2 first round draft picks. But if he stays than he earns 12 million dollars which wont happen. And Toronto wont resign David Eckstein. So they will have about 25 million dollars in space and will likely take a shot at Ryan Howard in the off season and some other BIG free agents.
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Toronto will not trade Roy Halladay and for this reason, Toronto has freed up 10 million dollars in cap space for next year from buying out frank thomas contract. Toronto is looking to trade AJ Burnett for two VERY GOOD Prospects because if Aj Burnett opts out this coming year Toronto gets 2 first round draft picks. But if he stays than he earns 12 million dollars which wont happen. And Toronto wont resign David Eckstein. So they will have about 25 million dollars in space and will likely take a shot at Ryan Howard in the off season and some other BIG free agents.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:46 AM   #190 (permalink)
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Shot at Ryan Howard? Not when the Yankees will pay him $30 mil.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:27 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Their is no hard cap but for the bluejays they spend around 100 million each year and with frank thomas gone and hopefully burnett, that leaves about 23 million dollars they would be WILLING to use instead of spending more like such other teams in our division
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A topless woman was among the guests at a hotel room over looking a Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, July 12

Oops! Windows not tinted

By AMY CHUNG -- Sun Media

She thought the windows were "tinted."

An anonymous topless woman featured in yesterday's paper said she thought she was shielded from view by tinted glass at last Saturday's Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre.

The woman was clearly visible through a hotel window that oversees the field and Toronto Sun photographer Dave Abel captured her shapely image.

"The (stag hosts) told me that no one could see through it," said the former SUNshine girl.

The 26-year-old grad student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she has been working as a hostess for a few years to pay for school.

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"I am not ashamed of what I do, there's nothing wrong with this ... but not everyone knows I do this," she said.

She said going topless is not an uncommon request for stag parties and other girls working the party as well.

Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Godfrey said they have a strict code of conduct at the stadium.

"It may be legal to walk the streets topless, but not at the Rogers Centre," said Godfrey. Even T-shirts with offensive messages are not allowed in the stadium, he said.

The topless lady did not disclose which company she worked for but plans to quit after the exposure.

"Everyone's been contacting me asking me what I was doing and how this will ruin my career," she said.

The photos prompted high web traffic with 200,000 hits on the Sun website -- over a quarter of the site's daily views.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #193 (permalink)
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AHAHAHA they brought a slut to the guest box
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:03 PM   #194 (permalink)
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It's the hotel room. This is why I always spend most of my time at the Jays game looking up at the hotel - cause, well, you just never know.
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You can tell the guys totally knew the windows weren't tinted.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:19 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Ooh a former SSG too.

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Old 07-18-2008, 01:04 PM   #197 (permalink)
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On ESPN Classic CanaDUH last night, they ran the first ever game to be held at the Ted Rogers Cable Telecommunications SkyDome Centre. It was kinda funny hearing the broadcast team cream themselves over the new building, saying things like "I don't know who will be able to top this!" not realizing that the novelty would wear off 4 years later, leaving Toronto with a dated, concrete monstrosity.
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On ESPN Classic CanaDUH last night, they ran the first ever game to be held at the Ted Rogers Cable Telecommunications SkyDome Centre. It was kinda funny hearing the broadcast team cream themselves over the new building, saying things like "I don't know who will be able to top this!" not realizing that the novelty would wear off 4 years later, leaving Toronto with a dated, concrete monstrosity.
Do you remember the epic struggle of Toronto Star columnist John Robertson to get them to put real grass at Skydome? He never gave it up and I've always been a believer that this is one huge thing they could do to really inject some life back into that monstrosity. Of course, it'll never happen.

Speaking of how stupid the Jays are, anyone else notice this........

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=670299

That guy was just about the best thing going at the Rogers Centre.... often more entertaining than the game. OK, not often....... always!! They are fucking assholes for not even giving him a warning first.
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So for those old enough to remember Steve Bartman (hehe) he was apparently offered 25000 to come out of hiding and sign one autograph. Interesting.

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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Steve Bartman has refused yet another offer to cash in on the moment he became the most famous -- or infamous -- Chicago Cubs fan in history.


Bartman friend Frank Murtha says that Bartman won't accept an offer of $25,000. For the money, all Bartman would have to do is attend the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont and autograph a photograph taken of when he tipped a foul ball that seemed destined for Cubs' outfielder Moises Alou's glove during a 2003 playoff game with the Florida Marlins.

Bartman was vilified by Cubs fans, who thought that he helped prevent the team from reaching the World Series. Alou has made conflicting statement on whether he would have caught the ball.

Bartman has declined all offers to appear or make money off his brush with fame.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3503093
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How brutal is that? The guy makes a mistake during a game (albeit a big game) and he's crucified for the rest of life and has to live in hiding. Truely pathetic.
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