Cito Gaston looks great.
Relaxed. Happy to be back.
And then there's J.P. Ricciardi. Even on a night when fans were cheering his new manager and his Blue Jays team was pounding the Reds, 14-1, the Jays general manager was trying to put out another fire.
It started Tuesday afternoon. No, it started last week, with Ricciardi's ill-advised critique of Adam Dunn on his Toronto radio show. But it got going again Tuesday afternoon.
Ricciardi, who had been trying for days to apologize to Dunn, said that Dunn had called him (on his cell phone, no less) and that he'd finally delivered the apology. The only problem was that Dunn said he hadn't called.
Could Ricciardi have made up his story about the call? Doubtful, since he had to know that reporters would check with Dunn (who was, after all, in the same stadium).
Could Dunn have made the call and then lied about it? Doubtful, because he seems to want this all to be over with, almost as much as Ricciardi does.
So who made the call? Good question, and one you can bet that J.P. Ricciardi would like an answer to.