The Return of the Player
Donaldson is an emotional player who was not afraid to be confrontational. That rubbed some people the wrong way, and while it might not have won Donaldson any popularity contests, there is something to be said for the accountability that he demanded.
Josh Donaldson returns to Toronto as the player Jays fans like to remember
Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista were treated like kings every time they stepped into the box and Donaldson should receive the exact same treatment over the next two days. Toronto is all about embracing the future these days, but this is the one week which should be about embracing the past. Donaldson demanded from others what he expected of himself, and the Blue Jays enjoyed back-to-back appearances in the post-season partially because of it.
Before Donaldson showed up, it had been more than 22 years since that was last said. Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.
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Tolkin enjoys amplifying the anxieties of our times with outlandish similes. Schooling is a major concern and the panic among American parents about 'the saving power of a degree from the Ivy League' is equated, somehow, with the impulse in 'parents in other countries who raise their children for suicide martyrdom'; as he writes: 'Blowing yourself up on a bus on Ben Yehuda Street is an early acceptance to Princeton. This overexuberance is the most entertaining aspect of Tolkin's sequel, which drives Griffin to do some amusingly stupid things. Mill goes all out to attract Ginsberg's attention, which means committing financial suicide as well as murder.
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The first big literary commandment Tolkin breaks is 'show, don't tell'.
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