It's Over: My Open Letter To The Toronto Blue Jays

Chase RuttigCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2009

Dear Roger's Media,

This is a letter regarding my divorce from your ball club, the Toronto Blue Jays. I can no longer put up with the false hope year after year, being promised that each over the hill signing will give us the push that will finally get us to the playoffs for the first time since I was born.

I am tired of seeing my favorite players from years past succeeding on different teams.

I am tired of your inability to find a closer. Billy Koch, Miguel Batista, BJ Ryan, Scott Downs. Is that the best you can do?

I am tired of spending in December and saving in July.

I am tired of Vernon Wells, Alexis Rios and the most overpaid outfield in baseball.

I am tired of letting our best players go. Green and Delgado, the O-Dog, Rolen and soon-to-be Halladay?

I am tired of injuries.

I am especially tired of J.P. Ricciardi, the worst GM in baseball, and that's saying something when the Pirates are still considered an MLB team.

I am tired of Rogers Sportsnet and their monopoly on Jays' games, the only reason Rogers got the team in the first place.

I am tired of hearing Jamie Campbell's voice every day.

I am tired of too many veterans and not enough prospects.

I am tired of wondering how Ricky Romero's career will go down the tubes.

I am tired of overhyped veterans such as Glaus, Thomas, etc.

I am tired of August and September the two worst months to be a Jays fan.

I will always be there for you, and I will check up occasionally, but the flame we once had is gone and I think it's best we see other people and stop this continuous heartbreak.

I will be watching and if you can change maybe we can work things out.


Chase Ruttig