Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-6

In the interest of the greater good, baseball needs the Blue Jays.

The eight consecutive years of 1-2 finishes in the American League East for the Yankees and Red Sox is a source of great comfort to their organizations and their fans, and it's probably a source of amusement for many others, but if you're one of the forgotten Others it has been frustrating and absolutely humiliating to live through. They have all looked, frankly, ridiculous.

So, it's time for a change...

Perhaps, for a moment last night, as he was being cuffed around for six runs in a seemingly endless second inning, Matt Clement wished he'd taken his act to Toronto when he could have. By accepting a couple million dollars less in December 2004 he could have moved to a place where he'd buy his gas by the liter, buy lunch with blue $5 bills, watch football games in which a missed field goal still nets a point, and pitch for the Blue Jays, instead of against them.

Such a ...