The Toronto Blue Jays were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Friday night after a 7-1 loss at home to Boston.
Toronto Blue Jays Playoff Hopes
Born: April 4, 2006
Died: September 22, 2006
The good people of Ontario began the year with high hopes that free agent acquisitions such as B.J. Ryan, A.J. Burnett, and Bengie Molina, as well as trading for Troy Glaus, would finally be able to propel the Blue Jays into a playoff spot and break up the New York-Boston Axis.
But Burnett was injured for much of the year as was Gustavo Chacin. Then other starters saw their effectiveness go AWOL, such as Josh Towers. Finally, the Blue Jays succumbed to Gibbonsness, a rare condition marked by an inability to accept negative messages written on greaseboards and arguments with starting pitchers.
Visitation will be at Rogers Centre from September 22-26. In lieu of flowers, the Blue Jays ask that you donate money to Rogers Communication to help fund their Blue Jays Payroll Expansion Fund, which pledges to help the team sign at least one more very expensive free agent. You may make your donations in either US or Canadian dollars.