I feel like I'm forgetting to write about something...
Oh right. That. Yeah, Yunel Escobar has been suspended by the team (as in: not by the league) for three games for his eye-black message. Everybody and their mother has written about this already, and the picture of the eye-black has made its' way around the internet like a buzzsaw, so I wouldn't be telling you anything that you didn't already know here, so uh... yeah. For the record, and I'm not putting forth an opinion on the matter either way, Shi Davidi tweeted this:
Latin media here are adamant offence should not be taken at Escobar slur. Say use is common and not considered derogatory
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 18, 2012
Naturally, someone in the media turned this in to a trade rumor.
In nicer news, it is now official that the Jays' AAA affiliate will be playing in Buffalo, starting next year. Obviously, this gets the farm system a little bit closer to Toronto, which is always nice. The offensive numbers will naturally take a bit of a dip, so gone are the days of Adeiny Hechavarria batting .300/.400/.500 or whatever, but at least pitchers will be able to play in AAA instead of being tucked away in AA New Hampshire.