This Is A Sinking Ship

bluejaysThere were fireworks before yesterday's Jays game, and that was just in the clubhouse. Apparently, Shea Hillenbrand was a "cancer" who will never play for the Blue Jays again due to "irreconcilable differences". The last straw was when Hillenbrand wrote "This is a sinking ship" on the chalkboard where batting practice times are written.

Bob Elliott's article on the situation references an incident that happened on Canada Day when Hillenbrand was taken out of the game in the seventh inning. In anger, he ripped the Canadian flag crest off the Canada Day hat the Jays wore that day. That's right, he tore off our flag, our most precious of Canadian symbols. Don't that tickle your pickle.

Hillenbrand has been designated for assignment and the Jays have 10 days to trade him or release him. John Gibbons might have got upset over the "sinking ship" statement, but it's the Canada Day incident that has me upset. Forget about releasing him, I say we ban him from the country.

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