There is a Blue Jay’s-based website called “Batter’s Box” that has an extremely well-done interview with Toronto’s general manager, J.P. Ricciardi. Ricciardi is clearly a bright and affable guy. I think he’s very interesting-looking too. There is something exaggerated about him that reminds me of an Al Hirshfield illustration. It’s his long, narrow face. Or he could be one of those slick-looking rodents, dressed in a zoot suit, that you’d find in an old Warner Bros. cartoon. It’s not that he’s ugly either, you can actually see that he’s handsome. But from certain angles, he’s all of a piece.
On top of all that, he’s a good interview. Kudos to the guys at Batter’s Box for a job well done.