Before heading out to dinner last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary, Mrs. Bastian and I had the Blue Jays game on to see how the good doctor was faring in Baltimore. It was 8-3 in the seventh inning, so we turned off the tube and headed out the door.
Later in the evening, my wife — knowing all too well how things have been going of late for your Birds — jokingly asked, “Shouldn’t you check to see if they won?”
We both laughed.
Caught the score online later and we were both stunned.
But, Jays fans, as bad as it has been — and, boy, it has been BAD — keep one thing in mind:
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
BOSTON 27-20 —
NEW YORK 27-20 —
TORONTO 27-23 1.5
TAMPA BAY 23-26 5
BALTIMORE 21-26 6
With 112 games remaining, it could be a whole heckuva lot worse.