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Last night Miami Marlins hurler Chad Qualls had by far the best fist pumping celly I’ve seen for quite some time (the only thing that rivals this exuberant display is watching my former fantasy football co-owner @hooks41 celebrating his one and only long ball in Burlington Men’s slo-pitch action, which truth be told is worthy for a blog post on it’s own merit).

Fist pump to front roll is no joke my friends.  Tough work and he stuck the landing.  That there is a veteran move my friends.

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I’m a creature of habit thus I don’t usually start to pay attention to the baseball offseason until the general manager winter meetings (which take place starting monday).  However this year The Toronto Blue Jays and their general manager Alex Anthopavowels (I realize that I’m not that clever but I almost always make a mistake in spelling this long greek last name so this turns out to be easier) turned the MLB on it’s ear with a roster shaking 12 player trade with the Miami Marlins (thanks again Mr. Jeffrey Loria).

The trade has all the earmarks of being a franchise changer for the Blue Jays.  They have instantly gained some credibility with the acquisitions of Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonafaccio and to a lesser extent John Buck (sorry Mr. and Mrs. Buck don’t hold it against me).  The pieces are starting to fall into place to make Toronto relevant again in the AL east and hopefully throughout MLB.

As a Blue Jays fan it’s hard not to be thrilled with the stealth like nature that Anthopolous carries out his business.  Little known fact my friendsis that Alex Anthopolous stayed in the same residence as I did ( also along for the ride was my roomate the Somalier to the stars @alcohol_ist if you don’t already follow this silver fox on twitter you should) at McMaster.  As stealth as he is I doubt that Anthopolous was a stealth as @alcohol_ist and I were in accepting panzerotti orders at the front door of Hedden Hall that were clearly not ours (“Mr. Pizza Pizza delivery guy are you claiming that we aren’t Abbas Mohammed and Manvince Nanda?”).

As is my policy I always err to the side of the more talented when it comes to writing so instead of continuing to read my rambling thoughts I think you should read the Toronto Star’s Brendan Kennedy’s account of the Blue Jays general manager.    It’s a far better read. Enjoy!

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