This doesn’t happen every day:
A fan at the Toronto Blue Jays’ game was OK on Monday after being struck
in the right shoulder by a tumbling, metal “B” from a sign honoring
Could have been worse. While the Jays haven’t retired any numbers besides Robinson’s, they do have something called the “Level of Excellence” with past greats’ names posted on the fifth deck. The “Z” in Tony Fernandez is far more pointy than Robinson’s “B.” It could have put someone’s eye out!
Earlier this offseason the Rays traded away franchise player Evan Longoria. Over the weekend they traded starter Jake Odorizzi to the Twins and designated All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. These were clearly financially driven moves, and now the Rays sport a payroll of less than $70 million. The club’s offseason moves prompted Longoria to say that he feels sorry for Rays fans.
If you asked Rays brass, I’m sure they’d make strong statements defending all of these moves while offering evidence-light arguments that, yes, they truly are interested in fielding a competitive team in 2018. They would likely react VERY angrily to any suggestion that they are tanking this year. Teams never admit that they’re tanking.
In other news, the Rays announced a new blog: