The Royals look to snap a two-game losing streak tonight in Canada, as they take on the Blue Jays. In their home opener tonight, the bluebirds send the rich and famous A.J. Burnett (0-1, 27.00 ERA) to the mound. No word on how many gratis limo rides between Toronto and Maryland Burnett's wife has used this season, but she has 8 per year at her disposal, courtesy of the Jays. Its eight hours from Toronto to her home town of Bowie/Annapolis (internet is unclear), so, hopefully she left last night.
Eight hours in a limo. Fun. I think Keats has a poem about something like that. What a great idea. When your husband makes $11 million a season, every penny saved counts, and you just can't beat the grandeur of the open road. Think how stunningly beautiful that ride through Pennsylvania and New York must be!! I bet she knows the Tim Horton's menu by heart, and I'm sure no alcohol is involved in her trip, either.
The Royals counter with Odalis Perez (0-1, 6.75 ERA), who makes his 14th start as a Royal tonight. Wow. Its been special. With a win, he'll notch his third triumph as a Royal, passing an illustrious group that includes Jaime Cerda, Ryan Bukvich, Kyle Snyder, Miguel Batista and Denny Bautista.