Posted by Brad @ 5:51 pm on May 18th 2011

The Best Player in Baseball

Allow me my occasional baseball indulgence.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard the name Jose Bautista before – even if you’re a baseball fan – here’s a good primer.

A generic team now dressed in odd, denim-colored uniforms and black hats, the Blue Jays seem eons removed from Joe Carter’s jubilant trip around the World Series bases. Given Toronto’s lot in the AL East, competing against more lucrative franchises like the Yankees and Red Sox, some fans might believe the Blue Jays will never see the postseason again in their lifetimes. Without consistent national television exposure, it’s easier to rationalize overlooking Bautista’s place in the game. “If he was playing in New York or Boston, forget it,” Ricciardi said. “They’d be erecting statues of him. I love the kid. I honestly love the kid. He’s a great person and all the things that are happening to him couldn’t happen to a better guy.”

2 Comments »

  1. You spelled “Eric Hosmer” wrong.

    Comment by Rojas — 5/18/2011 @ 11:41 pm

  2. Actually, it’s too bad Halladay and Bautista didn’t overlap much – arguably, the best pitcher and hitter in baseball right now were made with the Jays.

    Comment by Brad — 5/19/2011 @ 9:31 am

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