There won’t be any blogging from the Metrodome for me, considering I’m back home in Toronto. This weekend marks my wife’s and my second anniversary, so I figured I should probably take the series in Minnesota off. So, I’ll be back on here for the upcoming home set against the Yankees. Still no word on whether or not Roger Clemens will be starting in Toronto, but it sounds like he might be making another rehab start. After watching some of his last one, I wouldn’t be surprised if he wanted to do one more. He still looked a tad rusty and a bit winded.
QUOTABLE: One highlight of the trip to Baltimore came on Tuesday, when after the game the O’s PR department handed out a postgame note that read: "Blue Jays manager John Gibbons: "." *technical difficulties."
Gibbons’ way of speaking definitely takes some getting used to as a reporter, but after a while you get used to his Texas drawl and the way he’ll sometimes trail off in a mumble. Baltimore’s PR staff had a little trouble trying to decipher his quotes after the game. We all had a good laugh.
I’m sorry Joe Magrane: The guy goes 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA for the Cardinals in 1989 and his Topps baseball card ends up sitting in each urinal in the men’s bathroom on the press level at Camden Yards on Tuesday night. I’m sorry, Joe. I had to go.
Still taking abuse: During an interview with Lyle Overbay on Wednesday, I was once again the victim of a barrage of foam darts — this time coming from toy guns being wielded by Shaun Marcum, Josh Towers and Brian Tallet. Unfazed, I continued the interview while the trio retrieved their bullets from around my feet. Towers hit me square in the chest with a blowgun when I first walked in the room. Nice. I guess that’s what I get for choosing the life of a vulture. All in a day’s work.