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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting post mortem of a frustrating season., 11 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season (Kindle Edition)
The authors capture pretty well a season that had so much expectation but spectacularly failed to deliver.

Lots of interesting back stories of players and front office staff meant that it wasn't simply a blow by blow account of a season that was supposed to be transformative.For example, the contrast in upbringing of the two Joses, Reyes and Bautista, gave me an insight into their personalities that I hadn't appreciated.

Likewise, I feel a little more disposed to Brett Lawrie by the end of the book than I otherwise might have given his boorish and infantile behaviour. Let's hope he has matured as much as the writers seem to suggest. Connected to that, I am now more of Mark DeRosa fan than I was. Enjoy your retirement, big man!

Perhaps the only criticism of the book is that it had the feel of being written by sympathetic insiders (they clearly had almost open access to a lot of the key characters)and therefore, it suffered from a slight lack of objectivity. Having said that, the authors seem to share the incredulity of the rest of us that Chad Muttola was sacked at the end of the season.

All in all, enjoyable and recommended. Please God, let the 2014 equivalent have a happy ending!!
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