Let’s be honest, there aren’t many Toronto Blue Jays fans who were surprised when J.P. Arencibia hit his three-run homer last night.
In his first game back from the minors.
For a Texas Rangers team on an eight-game losing streak.
(Such is the life of being a sports fan in Toronto. Is it any wonder we walk around with an ever-present sense of impending doom?)
On some bizarre level, I was almost… almost… happy for the Blue Jays’ former catcher. Regardless of how badly he performed last year or how little he helped himself in his clashes with the local media, I still felt sorry for Arencibia at times.
Sometimes, I think fans and media alike lose sight of the fact professional athletes are just normal people who have feelings, like the rest of us. Of course there are exceptions to this, but my lawyer advised me against naming them, especially after we checked my bank balance.
Anyway, I digress. The point is, I just wanted to share this cool moment between Arencibia and Munenori Kawasaki, which took place today before the Blue Jays’ 4-1 win against the Rangers today:
With the rubber match taking place tomorrow, we can only hope it’s Kawasaki who has the last laugh. (Or should that be last dance?)