After a loss as devastating (read: embarrassing) as tonight’s against the (villains!) Red Sox, it’s important to remember the good things. There are 2 of them.

– Johnny Mac, the hardest working man in baseball and the best all-round guy in town, drove home another home run, the first run of the game for the Jays

– Casey Janssen pitched well. And he got ejected from the game for protesting a boneheaded call (which then got reversed). I always did like him.

The Blue Jays now sit a game under .500 (shameful!) as Toronto turns yet further away from the sport and even devout fans are jumping ship on struggling stars like Adam Lind and Aaron Hill. With Marcum down again, Romero struggling and not a soul in the batting order hitting over .300, it’s not exactly Toronto’s year. But as we take a break this week to watch 3 of our starters sit on the bench at the AllStar game, let us take this time to consider jumping back on board the support train. We have to stand behind our effort men like McDonald and Hill, the guys who want nothing more than to prove to Toronto that they’re worth cheering for, even if they don’t play hockey.