For these Blue Jays the obstacles just keep piling up. Some of them are outside their control. Many more are self-imposed.
Whatever the source, they are driving this baseball team ever closer toward a drop-dead cliff that seems inevitable.
Can their destiny be turned in a different direction? Certainly. The season is barely one-third complete. These are, after all, the same athletes that created such offseason excitement among fans as a team capable of getting back to the playoffs after a two-decade absence.