TORONTO — Believe it or not, I will not be making the trek back home to Chicago to see the Blue Jays go for nine (or more?) in a row against the White Sox this week. I’ll be meeting up with the team in Boston for the weekend set against the Red Sox.
So, I won’t be in Chi-town for the ticker tape parade after the Bears’ complete thrashing of the Indianapolis Colts. Man, where was that when we needed it in the Super Bowl? All this does is raise my low expectations for my favorite football team. But, I guess Chicago should get some respect after this Week 1 upset.
You know who is getting some respect around baseball? Your Toronto Blue Jays. Eight wins in a row: the club’s longest streak since 1999. Sweeps over the Twins and Rays: teams in the hunt for the playoffs. The pitching staff: best in baseball. Other teams: taking notice.
“Toronto has been playing really well,” Yankees third baseman Alex “Ha!” Rodriguez said. “I’ll tell you what – a lot of people should be happy that they’re not in the playoff race, because they’d be the scariest team with the one-two punch they’ve got over there of Halladay and Burnett. They’re playing good baseball.”
Not in the playoff race? Shoot, if Toronto goes undefeated in September (not gonna happen) it’ll be right in the mix! Don’t look now, but the Jays have passed the Yankees in the standings for third place in the East. This eight-game swing against the White Sox and Red Sox is going to be a toughy.
Catch you from the Fens later this week…