Godfrey to step aside

September 29, 2008

The President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays Paul Godfrey announced he was stepping down today when his contract expires at the end of this year. Under Godfrey’s watch success was attained off field but any on field success remained elusive. During his time as President attendance rose, revenues were up and Rogers was able to purchase the Skydome for a large discount.

The Plot Thickens

September 26, 2008

Okay, so almost immediately after I posted yesterday, it was announced that Cito and JP were coming back.¬†During the press conference, Paul Godfrey said he’d likely make a decision on his future “probably sometime next week.” I was half-joking about JP being the president, but these signs point to it actually happening. They couldn’t and wouldn’t confidently announce that JP will be back unless JP himself was going to be the president, or if they have someone already lined up in the event of Godfrey’s step-down who has agreed to keep JP. We’ll see over the next week. Should be interesting.

Go For 3!

August 25, 2008

 

So…I guess believers are going to be even fewer and farther between after this weekend. Anyone looking for proof that baseball is a game of inches need only yesterday’s game as evidence. What if Matt Stairs hadn’t hesitated rounding third? What if Paul Godfrey’s weighty aura on the franchise hadn’t held down Alex Rios’ shot in the 10th just enough for it to stay in the park? Read more