Enjoy the last day of 2022!
Last night I distributed what has been donated so far to the JITH Holiday Fund to 4 members of this community in need. One of those was me. I've used that money for two of my acupuncture appointments and groceries. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
I wanted to make sure money got to people before Christmas but the fund is open for a few more days, with another distribution next week. The link is https://gofund.me/f4c6d417 (last time, I promise!)
Give yourselves a hand. I know I appreciate how supportive this community is.
The good news? Last week before Christmas. Paid days off, even if you don't celebrate.
The bad news? Kids are out of school so everything is going to be a madhouse.
Thanks to your generosity, there is around $1000 (after GoFundMe fees) to spread around to JITHers in need, which includes me. For those who have requested, I'll be able to distribute via bank transfer in a few days, just waiting for the last couple of donations to make it to me.
It's not too late to donate! I am planning on doing another distribution next week for anything that comes in this week. That link is https://gofund.me/f4c6d417.
Also thank you to those who have used the Amazon link. It's been very helpful for me. That link again is https://amzn.to/2q0J0QX.
I know it's been rocky the last few months but this community is full of great people. Thank you for being here.
Enjoy your last day of quiet. School's out for the rest of the year. Which means my roommate is going to be home all the time. Goodbye solitude!
Reminder that first cutoff for JITH Holiday Fund is the 18th so there is enough time to distribute before Christmas. That link again: https://gofund.me/f4c6d417
I'm grateful that everyone is getting along and the site is more pleasant place to be. A reminder that to help fellow posters in need, the link is https://gofund.me/f4c6d417. If you need assistance, message me at jithmk17 at gmail dot com and I'll add you to the list.
I'm grateful that surgery went well and I haven't needed any pain meds since I took a nap when I came home. I'm grateful to my sister for bringing me food delights and letting me hang out with her dog while I recovered. This is Dudley from a few years ago (forgot to take a pic yesterday):
What are you grateful for?
No idea what the terms on the signing is yet. You wanted a left-handed bat, they got a left-handed bat. You wanted a CF, they got a CF. This is most likely a pivot after not getting their original target. You know, it happens. You can through all the money in the world at someone and they may choose to go somewhere else for personal reasons. But no, this is just more examples to you that the front office is incompetent. And so the bitching cycle continues. I'm so done with all of this shit.
And while I'm at, when did "Stupid Sexy Kiermaier" become my thing? It was being used on the site long before I ever used the term. I just repeated what you started. I don't even think he's all that sexy. Dude can take some weight off Springer in center. That's all I care about.
Continue bitching. That seems to be all you care about.
Comments were at 600 at 10pm (500 of of them bitching about the FO) so I'm being proactive with a new thread. Here's why you're not seeing me around much these days. I'm serious. (Follow the links.)
When I went to bed at 9pm, there were 500ish posts. Thought I could let it ride. Woke up at 1am and made the mistake of looking at the thread. Almost 800 - 600 of them bitching about the FO doing nothing.
So here's your I-need-to-sleep post. No links today. Continue your belly aching. I just have two words for all of you pining for the Gillick days. Stand Pat.
Well, ya'll talked a lot so a fresh thread for the final day. Here's some stuff you may have missed.
Shapiro says that the luxury tax is not an obstacle for the club. (Told 'ya! Can the "Rogers is Cheap" narrative now fucking die please?)
Crime Dog's press conference on being elected to the HoF. He gets some "Ok Blue Jays" going in there.
Yes, yes, everyone's waiting for news. In the meantime:
Here's the All-MLB team announced last night. Our boy Alek made it.
And tonight is the new draft lottery. If interested, MLB.com will be live-streaming it at 8:30pm.
And if you haven't heard yet, The Crime Dog, Fred McGriff, was elected to the HoF by the Contemporary Era committee. You can hear him talk about it here (including reliving a 1987 bomb for us). And here's some career highlights. Happy to see a wrong being righted!
Today will be Canada's last game at the World Cup. So I thought I'd give you a few links from the last time they were there, in 1986.
A reminder that the JITH Holiday Assistance fundraiser is now open until December 18th. (Although I will take donations up until Christmas - this deadline is to do distribution for Christmas.) Donate here.