He’s a fan of the most hyped team in another sport.
“Let’s just hope we don’t have the Laker drama this year,” the smiling Southern Californian said Wednesday morning.
“They’re too talented to be doing what they’re doing, but they’re starting to pick it up. They’re starting to gel. Hopefully we’re taking this time to gel and we’re ready to go when the season starts. They had a little mess at the beginning of the year.”
I saw no such messes Wednesday, while visiting the Blue Jays on their first official day of workouts. True, baseball seasons come with crises baked into the crust. Elite teams lose more than 60 games. So there will be turbulence, particularly with Toronto’s baseball hopes higher than at just about any point since Joe Carter’s drive cleared the left-field wall 20 years ago.
But these Blue Jays won’t turn out like the '12-'13 Lakers — or the dysfunctional '12 Miami Marlins, despite inheriting four players from that very team: Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio.