Watching the Chiefs

So I went down to Syracuse a couple of weeks ago, as indicated in my last post, during my hiatus from this blog, and witnessed a truly horrendous Triple A team that the Jays currently have. Granted, in recent years, teams have veered away from putting any talent whatsoever in their AAA franchises and let their studs marinate in AA, but still this was a truly depressing site.

I remember going to see the likes of Carlos Delgado smash bombs into right field... or seeing Chris Weinke fester year in and year out down in the Cuse, only to be recently rescued from his obscurity with a job quarterbacking the Carolina Panthers... but now... wow, it was pretty awful.

The Chiefs were playing the Durham Bulls, farm team of the Tampa Rays. So I was able to see a couple of their "studs"... Joel Guzman and Reid Brignac were the names I recognized from that squad, and neither looked remotely impressive. Guzman is a monster imposing figure but whiffed at pitches left right and centre... Brignac basically looked like he could eventually become an average to below average short stop in the bigs...

For the Jays/Chiefs... their Home Run leader for the team was their Right Fielder... he was hittng .215, but fans were very excited about his potential... it was Russ Adams. And he looked like the Russ we all knew. Interestingly, he didn't have one ball hit to him during the 9 inning affair. But their centre fielders Wayne Lydon sure did... a monster blast in the 6th or 7th inning where Lydon ran forward to grab it... unfortunately, the ball sailed over his head, and he cost the team a run with his bonehead defence... Lydon attempted to make up for his faux pas the next inning when he got on base... only to be picked off of first base...

Davis Romero pitched well, but it was a lost cause and the team lost.

Oh well, at least they've got Jesse Litsch now to save them.

On a side note, I heard on multiple occasions fans referring to JP Ricciardi as "a piece of shit GM." I thought it was hilarious.

1 comment:

eyebleaf said...

yo fuck russ adams.