Let’s not lose our shit here

One thing I fear about this season is when fans start to lose their shit. From start to finish I see the possibility of a lot of shit losing going on. The thing about baseball is that even though we’ve got all sorts of super sophisticated things that can predict just about everything, there’s still an awful fuckload lot or randomness.

Let’s all be honest right from the get go: some players on this year’s Jays roster are going to have shitty seasons. It’s going to happen. There’s also a good chance the team doesn’t make the playoffs.

But seriously, let’s not lose our shit. Fact of the matter is that this squad is put together for three years of potential awesomeness. All but nine players are under control through 2016. Think about that.

This team looks great. And with the apparent weakness of the Yankees and Red Sox, this looks like the year. But, really, who cares if it’s not? The fact is, this team is really set to have years and years of contention.

So if this year’s squad falters, don’t freak out. Don’t call for a rebuild or for Gibbons to go, or for Rogers to up and move the team to Des Moines.

We’re set up for years of enjoyable baseball. Appreciate it.


If at first you don’t succeed…


Welcome to The Junkballer. This is my, oh let’s say fifth or sixth attempt at starting a blog. The other ones lasted on average one post before I forgot about it, or sobered up and realized by first post was stupid.


I’m hoping this one is the one that sticks. I made it a New Year’s resolution to start writing about sports this year, so this is an attempt to do so (no, you’re a procrastinator). The blog will be on baseball. I’m a Jays fan so there will probably be a lot of Jays talk. I also live quite close to the border and plan on attending a few Bisons games throughout the summer, so you can expect some AAA posts too. But really, I’ll post anything that I find interesting.


There’s a good chance you might see some other posters around these parts. They don’t know it yet, but I’ve got a few people in mind who can provide insightful, uh, insight. One’s also a computer-type person who can probably make this blog look all purty like. That would be my brother, and I think if I offer him a chance to post his thoughts he’ll help me out with the tech crap.

I’ll be going with a semi-professional approach to this. My day job is a journalist for a community paper, so writing is kind of my thing. However, I’m a baseball fan first and foremost, and so this blog will reflect that. So there likely will be some swearing and since I often enjoy a few beverages when I watch baseball I’m considering doing semi-regular drunken rant posts.