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For those who care, Andrew Campbell was named Marlies captain. Matt Frattin and Rich Clune will wear the A for home games. Sam Carrick and TJ Brennan will wear the A on the road.

Five years is a long time. The thought of it, what we're probably about to all watch, has really dampened my enthusiasm for this sport. I'm never going to stop being obsessive about this team, I'm too far gone for that, but I can't help but feel more than a little worn down by it despite whatever rewards it may bring. I hope that if it goes well I'll find some sort of way to look at it as anything other than the fortunate result of cynically exploiting a broken, counter-intuitive system but who knows? I'll be almost 40 by then probably.

Isn't this proof of why team ownership/management has been so wary to go this route?

Think of him more like a really raw version of what Anton Stralman turned into.

Nik Lidstrom confirmed.

As far as the time for the games, we knew this was the likely scenario weeks ago, so I'm not sure why people seem to be so surprised, as if it's big news. There usually always is an afternoon game in the DS and it became pretty clear that once the Jays were in that they would be relegated to playing at that time due to them being the Canadian team and the old excuse that they don't draw a large audience in the U.S. (which of course isn't really true. It isn't any worse than a Baltimore/Tampa Bay-Texas matchup for ratings).

Being annoyed when it's made official and puts you in a position of being unable to watch the game isn't the same as being surprised by it.  I'm not surprised, I'm annoyed I can't watch after waiting so long to see them in the playoffs.

I'll take that.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays playoff roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 07:10:21 PM »
Loup can be useful as a LOOGY.

He wasn't bad by any means in September but he was used in low leverage situations and opponents still hit .280 off him with a .357 OBP.  Lefties also hit .275 against him this year.

vs. lefties 10.47 K/9, 0.55 BB/9, 1.65 ERA, 1.91 FIP.  His BAbip vs. LHB was .380 this year.  Really his issue was HBP's, his underlying #'s aren't bad.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays playoff roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 06:26:35 PM »
Thanks Deebo, Potvin, Nik.

Does this mean that the Jays are doomed to similar start times for the rest of the series too? Game 3 is on Sunday so I suppose that doesn't matter much, but if necessary 4 and 5 will be next week...

Sunday is at 8:00 PM btw.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays playoff roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 04:42:22 PM »
Wow, I was really looking forward to watching the games...

Is there any particular reason they're so early on a weekday?

MLB won't schedule games simultaneously so one series has to get the crappy start times (aka whichever isn't going to make them the most $$).

General NHL News & Views / Re: Raffi Torres suspended 41 games
« on: October 05, 2015, 04:33:23 PM »
"Torres has been warned, fined or suspended on nine occasions -- the majority of which have involved a head shot."

Chris Johnston posted that on Twitter, assuming it's taken from the video.  Ridiculous, why is he still in the league?

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays playoff roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 04:02:23 PM »
Woo Jays finally make the playoffs

Game 1 Thursday: either 3:37 pm (if Astros win) or 4:07 p.m. (if Yankees win)
Game 2 Friday: 12:35 PM


EDIT: Forgot to put the days in.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays playoff roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 03:08:40 PM »
Loup can be useful as a LOOGY.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Announce Training Camp Roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:16:13 AM »
Robidas isn't at practice today.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:14:42 AM »
Nik touch on it by questioning the efficacy of benching Kessel, but some people seem to equate punishment with accountability.

Accountability to me suggests owning up to your actions and doing something about it. It's like how time-outs don't really work for toddlers; they just make them fearful of consequences. That's not always the best motivator.

Yeah I didn't really read the accountability comments in a punishment sense but in an owning up to it sense - no sugarcoating it, brutally honest, justify your actions, etc.  As in, be accountable for how you are playing - if it's not good enough, own up to it and Babcock will be honest with you about it.

That's not to say it's not just platitudes but I don't think reading it in a punishment sense only is really correct.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays playoff roster
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:38:38 AM »
My guess is Buerhle, Carrera and Pompey.

edit: And one of Carrera/Pompey is a lock. They won't not have a back-up outfielder.

And Gibbons recently spoke of what he felt was the importance of someone with speed like Pompey in reference to Kansas City last year.  Can't remember the player but they had a pinch runner who would come in often and I guess had an impact.

I think you're thinking of Terrance Gore. Or Jerrod Dyson.

Yep, those are the two.  And actually Gibbons didn't mention KC last year it was actually the author of the Toronto Star article talking about how Pompey could fill a role like that.

Either way I agree with Carrera and Pompey.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Ben Scrivens waived by EDM
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:36:42 AM »
Scrivens just wasn't good enough.  He had an .897 SV% at even strength last season, worst in the league.  Not that I'd expect it to be that bad going forward, but it wasn't like he was good last year.

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