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Baby Fisk
05-25-2005, 12:36 PM
Good to see Greg Zaun back in action. A new nickname noted in today's Tor Star:

'Hobbit' Johnson beats Red Sox with big homer
Walkoff blast leads Jays to victory
Struggling Wells shelled by Toronto

Another of those long, depressing days the Blue Jays grew so used to having last season had just been ended on a very different note by Reed Johnson.

The diminutive left fielder, standing about 5-foot-9 on his tip-toes, had gotten a pep talk from fellow partner-in-non-height Gregg Zaun shortly before batting in the bottom of the ninth.

Zaun had already homered in this see-saw battle, as had Johnson, and he wanted to remind the outfielder about the good things that happen for the Jays "when hobbits attack."

And that's why Johnson, after ending this contest with a towering three-run homer to centre off Windows restaurant, spent a euphoric post-game interview session selling folks on the notion his team is still the little one that could.

"We've all got a bond and all the little guys have got to stick together," Johnson said after the two homers in his final two at-bats lifted Toronto to a 9-6 comeback win over the Boston Red Sox. "Especially when these big guys get out of control and try to gang up on us. We know that we've got our backs."

Johnson was being light-hearted about the contributions of fellow "hobbits" like Zaun and John McDonald, who had three hits and a crucial ninth inning walk ahead of the winning homer off reliever Alan Embree.

05-25-2005, 12:48 PM
Good to see Greg Zaun back in action. A new nickname noted in today's Tor Star:

The main thing I would like to know is where the the story on Zaun's comeback is in the Cubune. They seemed so distraught after it happened, after all, who can forget "Somber Streak".

duke of dorwood
05-26-2005, 08:24 AM
Toronto Hobbits


05-26-2005, 02:31 PM
Toronto Hobbits


Toronto Hobbits:
Keepers of the Ring
The World Series Ring.