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Ricky Romero is the Blue Jays’ Opening Day starter

Mar 11, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero blows a gum balloon during practice at their spring training facility in Dunedin

Blue Jays manager John Farrell announced this morning that Rickey Romero will start on Opening Day.  Only twelve more and he’ll be a Hall of Fame candidate!

Seriously though, I like Romero. He faces tons of tough lineups in that division and, partially because the Jays get less coverage than just about any decent team in the game, he may be one of the more underrated young starters in the game. Not saying he’s fantabulous or anything, but he is underrated. One of those guys who can dominate in any given start even if he isn’t consistently dominant. I tend to really like guys like that.
  1. heyblueyoustink - Mar 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    That’s one hell of a bubble….wonder if they count that for anything in one of those Fantasy Leagues

    • Bochy's Head/Timmy's Bong - Mar 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM

      BARB = bubbles above replacement blower

  2. machomaniac - Mar 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    He was great for my fantasy team last year

  3. cur68 - Mar 11, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    That kid’s stuff really is good. I’m glad he’s the OD starter. Means a lot coming form the Bo-Sox’s pitching coach. Now if I ca just get my 14 year old daughter to stop trying to twitter with him I can live in peace with the sight of him. Till that happens (or smash her iPhone with a hammer); I want a word with that boy.

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