We are now at the unofficial hallf way point of the 2021 season. This week's random thoughts post will take a look back at the first half and the news of this week. Next week's post will be more of a focus on the remainder of the season and whatever happens on the first weekend back against the Red Sox at Fenway next weekend. Thiss week, the Blue Jays limped home after a dreadful west coast swing that saw them win just once. In fact, they had just 1 win in 10 games after the loss in Seattle a week ago. The off-day was spent attending the funeral of Blue Jays 1st baseman. The timing of the funeral was fortuitous because it gave the team closure, but it also took away an off-day to rest. The Blue Jays swept the two game set against the Phillies. In a surprise move, Charlie Montoyo was fired Wednesday afternoon, a couple of hours prior to the game Wednesday (more on that later). The Blue Jays dropped the opener of the final series before the all-star break, but bounced back with a big win. In fact, the Blue Jays finished the week strong with three straight wins, including two straight comeback wins. Looking at the week ahead, after a much-needed four days off for most of the team, the Blue Jays open the second half of the season with a three game set against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays have won 7 of the 10 games against the Red Sox this season, outscoring the Red Sox 42-32. Here are ten random thoughts from week 3 of the MLB.