But, really, who can blame the Royals for not playing well tonight? They're in a dirty city in a foreign country surrounded by a bunch of pissed off Maples Leaves fans. Gil Meche took one visit and decided he'd go anywhere but there. And besides, it's not like games outside the U.S. actually count in the standings or anything.
I asked an old college friend of mine (pictured) who hails from Toronto to tell me a little about her city. Here's the transcript of our online chat:
Candice: uhhexcuse me?me: no, seriouslyyou don't have to be modest or anythingCandice: why are you asking me this?me: out of curiosityCandice: you should know betterme: I want to learn more about my fair northern cousinsCandice: that's a great way to go about itme: edify meCandice: not worth itme: oh come on, when have i ever let you downSent at 10:10 PM on Monday
And then there was a long pause. Yeah, so... pretty crappy.
POSTSCRIPT: Toronto may or may not actually be dirty. I don't know. And yes, I realize it's Leafs, not Leaves.