The Optimist’s Guide to the 2020 Blue Jays

I’ll be honest, putting the words “optimist” and “2020” together in a sentence doesn’t seem right.

From wildfires to a pandemic to murder hornets and so on and so on and so on, 2020 has already established itself as a cursed year. We’re just over halfway through and it feels like it’s been a decade.
But, while it might be difficult to be an optimist as we continue to navigate probably the strangest year in our lives, we have baseball to lean back on. Hope springs eternal in this silly game, so, if you need something to manifest some optimism about, here’s your remedy.
The COVID-19 pandemic shutting the world down for a few months has, among many others things, resulted in Major League Baseball opting to squeeze its season into a 60-game mad dash. Without a full 162-game slate for the law of averages to separate the pretenders from the contenders over the course of the dog days of summer, this mini-season is going to be absolutely jam-packed with randomness and chaos.
For a young team like the Blue Jays with a whole bunch of untapped potential …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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