Now this story is just a little bit unsatisfying, and we’re guessing there’s a bit more to it than can be ascertained from a bunch of random out-of-context quotes, sans expletives at that. Shea Hillenbrand, he of the .301 average and 24HR, 82RBI pace, has been DFA’d by the Blue Jays in the midst of a pennant race. It could be because Shea voiced displeasure over not being congratulated for adopting a baby, or it could be because he acted disrespectfully to the manager and front office after not playing for two days, or it could be because he acted disrespectfully to the manager and front office after not playing for two days went to the press and swore incessantly while crapping all over the team paying him nearly six million dollars a year and was generally a selfish jerk around his teammates, who though shocked at the dismissal couldn’t muster up much more than an "it’s just weird". We’d put money on one of them, and it wouldn’t be either of the first two scenarios, particularly not that adoption thing.
All is not well in the land of the AL East’s pre-season darling, and that makes us feel a bit chipper.