There’s a new answer to the who has hit more home runs in a single season for the Toronto Blue Jays trivia question. Since 1987 the answer had been George Bell with 47, but as oflast nightit’s Jose Bautista with 48…for now. He hit the record setter off of Boston’s Michael Bowden in the 6th inning of a game at Fenway Park that the Jays were dominating but ended up only winning by 2 runs.
A few months ago I asked good friends and occasional blog subjects Anton and the Shoe Thief if they thought Bautista would make it to 40. At the time that was still a ways off, but we all agreed that yes, he’d do that no problem. But Anton made a prediction that sounded ridiculous at the time, but not so much now.
“Forget 40,” he told us, “he’ll hit 50.”
Good old Shoe was so confident that Anton was a complete fool that without thinking, he said that if Jose hit 50 homers he’d kiss Anton on the lips. We laughed at this, but I get the feeling that with 15 games left it’s not so funny for either of them anymore. Me, on the other hand, I think it’s hilarious watching each of them beg me to get them out of it. Not a friggin chance boys, not a friggin chance. In fact if there’s a way I can get pictures or video or both of this event, that’s what I’ll be doing. Who knows, it could be the start of a beautiful relationship, and there’s nothing wrong with that.