Some Bad Losing Streaks And A Good Thing About The Blue Jays

Mercifully, we’re finally nearing the end of the festering shitheap that has been the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season. It’s been awful, simple as that. It’ll be a miracle if they manage to break the .500 mark or even get close to it. But since I am, believe it or not, somewhat of an optimist, I can take some comfort in the fact that at least the Jays aren’t on a losing skid as long and painful as any of the 7 on this list …yet.

The Division I-AA school piled on 31 consecutive losing seasons from 1976 to 2006. Panthers’ fans would especially love to forget the ’90s, when the team lost 80 straight games.

I can hardly get my head around this. Losing 80 straight games is terrible no matter the sport, but football seasons aren’t all that long compared to sports like basketball, hockey and especially baseball. It would take years to amass that sort of futility. I’m in awe, quite frankly.

Speaking of being in awe, how about Ryan Goins? He’s had one of the better starts to a major league career in Jays history and I don’t think anybody expected it. I didn’t, at least. I remember seeing him in spring training and thinking he’s ok, wonder if we’ll ever see him called up? Between then and now I hadn’t given him another thought unless I happened to catch some of a Buffalo game, but wholly hell is he good! It’s too early to proclaim him the long-term answer to the who is the second baseman of the future question and I’m sure there’s going to be a bit of a regression as often happens with new guys, but right now I’d have no problem with at least giving him a shot there next year. For now I’m just going to enjoy him for what he is, one of the few bright spots in a pitiful mess of a year.

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  1. I haven’t looked at our percentage but we’re either in last place or tied with San Diego. Lost another one to Arizona last night. I identify with your despair.

  2. Relax. Went back and looked at the standings. Several teams are lower than the Jays, including the Giants.

    1. You guys have definitely had a rough go of things this year, especially considering the position you’ve been in for the last several. I don’t get to catch your games as often as I’d like what with the 3 hour time difference, but the highlights and some of what I read make it feel pretty sad. Heck, even the Jays beat up on you a few times. I feel your pain, especially since I kind of have a thing for the Giants.

      1. I remember being embarrassed. I think the Jays swept us early on. Our magic number is 2 so if LA wins 1 and we lose 1 tonight, the agony will be over for this year. All I’ll have to decide is who to cheer for in the playoffs and WS.

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