Totally Real Photo: R.A. Dickey Hoists the Stanley Cup

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As a Canadian, who at any given moment in time has at least one right-handed hockey stick and a pair of hockey gloves in my car, the above image — totally, 110 percent real — pleased me. Quite a bit, actually. More so than it probably should have.

My first thought was: “This might be the closest I get to seeing a professional athlete who plays for Toronto win the Stanley Cup.” My second thought: “R.A. Dickey is celebrating the Blue Jays winning the offseason.”

And, make no mistake: the Blue Jays won the offseason. Last year at this time, we in Toronto were worried about who would play left field, Travis Snider or Eric Thames. This year, Ricky Romero, the Blue Jays’ Opening Day starter in 2012, is at the back of the rotation. Everything’s changed. The offseason of my dreams is over. Now comes the hard part. I’m both very excited, and, frankly, worried. What if it all goes wrong?

Image credit: My man @james_in_to.




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tylersnotes
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3 years 4 months ago

“very excited, and, frankly, worried” is the name of colby rasmus’s hair and mustache combination

Charlotte
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Charlotte
3 years 4 months ago

A+++ WOULD CHUCKLE AGAIN

Otherwise Entirely Cheerful Reader
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…and the addition of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash…

Greg W
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3 years 4 months ago

This whole off-season makes me thinks of a skateboarder grinding a long rail. Sure, it takes skill and balance and looks really cool…. but can he stick the landing an move on to the next trick? Or will he end up with a faceplant and a broken arm?

That’s the thing about skateboarders… they keep trying these insane balancing acts, because if they didn’t, hardly anybody would watch at all. I think the Blue Jays want to be watched, right now, regardless of the outcome.

Otherwise Entirely Cheerful Reader
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The keeper of The Cup told me recently (Go Kings, go!) that only hockey players may lift the cup, on pain of stun-gunning (as he pointedly patted his). I was allowed to slobber on it, though.

The 2004-2005 panel says “Season Not Played.” Indeed.

The Return of Rambo Diaz
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The Return of Rambo Diaz
3 years 4 months ago

Admit it… just a little, you’d like Travis Snider back.

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