“I’ve never experienced a year like this one where so many things have gone wrong,” said Paul Beeston, only he wasn’t talking about this baseball summer for the Blue Jays.
He was talking about last season.
And if you listen to his words, one year after he said he was “actually pissed off” from what he called “the half-season from hell” you can apply every one of his sentiments of frustration to this campaign.
Except the half season part.
“When you build something and don’t deliver, there is a feeling of emptiness,” the Blue Jays president told me last September, sounding very much like he would be talking today. “It’s felt by the fans, the players, and by the front office ... It has not been fun.”
This may be the fundamentally worst of all Blue Jays seasons but this much is evident: Collectively, back to back, these are the most disappointing, head-shaking seasons in Blue Jays history.