Fresh off yesterday's scathing critique of his constant negativity, Jay appeared to be all rainbows and sunshine this morning while touting Jermaine Dye for A.L. MVP.
Not only that, he admitted to being one of those who once thought signing him in the wake of losing Magglio Ordonez was a terrible move.
A column with a positive tone in which he admits to being wrong? Is it possible we're getting to him?
To be quite honest today's column was decent. I agreed with most of it and there were only one or two parts that made me throw up in my mouth.
But just in case we started to like him too much, the old Jay shined through at the end of the column with a complete tangent about Ozzie Guillen supposedly ordering Freddy Garcia to plunk America's favorite bat tosser, Delmon Young:
"If the Blizzard was trying to wriggle his way into the good graces of umpires everywhere by hitting Young, it's a strange time and place. Focus on the playoff race, please."
Leave it to Jay to take a break from an upbeat column about an underappreciated star to take a random shot at a favorite enemy. I guess the Jay we've all come to know isn't going anywhere after all.