Saturday, December 30, 2023

Year-End Saturday Night Spanish Guitar AKA WTFJITH


It's Saturday, you know what that means! It's the last one of the year so make it count.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Gratitude post


I get that last season was a big gut punch and the Ohtani bullshit was another one but can we take a bit of a break about bitching about the offseason moves until we get to mid-January and there's a clearer picture? I was in a good mood until I swung by the site.

Anyway, 900 comments yesterday calls for a new thread. And in an attempt to shift the energy, I challenge everyone to come up with things about the past season that they are grateful for. I'm grateful that Jose got on the Level of Excellence and I got to see a game in the TD Clubhouse. What are yours?

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Let the Holiday Party continue! (Even if you have to go back to work)


Betcha never thought you'd see this graphic again!

First off, thanks to the JITH community, $675 was raised for the fund. After fees that means there was $653 dollars to distribute. Thanks to all of you for your generosity. 

Been nice seeing everyone share their holiday booty and chat with each other. Hope to see that spirit continue even as some people go back to work today. (Suckers!) Let's have a bit of fun. Post your favourite song of 2023!

Friday, December 22, 2023

Happy Holidays and Last call for JITH fund

This is your last chance to donate to help fellow JITHers in need or to request help from the JITH fund.

To donate:

To request assistance from the fund:

The donations from the beginning of the week have now cleared and are ready to be distributed this weekend, with a second distribution next week of anything that comes in now. 

Thank you, JITHers, for your generosity during a tough year. May you have a great holiday season, no matter how you celebrate. And enjoy the cute AI (I'm pretty sure) generated fawn at the top of this post.

Monday, December 18, 2023

It's that time again! The JITH Annual Holiday Assistance Fund

It's been a hard year. Not just in being a fan (there's been a lot of heartbreak) but in just getting through. We've had people fleeing wildfires, having large unexpected expenses, struggle to find housing (or maybe that's just me), and other challenges. So I'm not sure how much capacity the community has to give but the consensus was to go anyway.

Click this link to donate. I'm using the same setup as the last couple of years, which means the goal doesn't reset. It is starting at $3,325 so you can do the math to figure out where we are this season. I can do updates if people want. 

You can be completely anonymous, either requesting or donating. For fraud reasons, GoFundMe shows me the name but I won't tell. I also have the ability to turn donations anonymous so if GoFundMe won't let you, just let me know. I figure we run it until the 24th, as most people will have gotten a paycheque by then. (Bi-weekly pay periods pay out on the 22nd.)

If you are in need and can use some financial assistance, email me at by Friday so I can add you on the distribution list.

Thanks in advance for anything you can contribute. And thanks to those who are brave enough to ask for help.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Blue Jays Franchise is in Trouble!

 The Blue Jays Franchise is in Trouble!!!!!

Lord Voldemort Performing the Avada Kedavra Curse on Ross Atkins

These are dark and dangerous times for the Toronto Blue Jays franchise.  General Manager Ross Atkins, having missed out on signing Shohei Ohtani (in fact, being used as a stooge, a patsy) now has nothing left that he can do to improve the ballclub.  

It is clear to those of us who closely study the game of baseball that the window for contention is now over.  Star players have underperformed and are on the way out of town.  The 2024 season promises to be the worst in the history of the club.  

How I long for the good old days:

Jays Legend Charlie Montoyo

Sadly, all we have left is the hope that the other Toronto-based sports franchises provide us:

I will continue to collect vintage sports cards, as the current day squads I cheer for never win, never have competent management, never have anything good happen to them, never have luck, and are always doomed to fail, forevermore!

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Winter Meetings Wrapup


Apologies to Bill Shakespeare, and our resident bard, nocramps, but the madness of unrelenting refreshes of MLB Trade Rumors, and Toronto Blue Jays Rumors hath broken me: