Despite adversity, Ricciardi remains confident in Jays

Originally Published: May 14, 2007
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

It wasn't so much a losing streak as it was a frightening free fall. For nine games, through three cities, across two countries, for the first 10 days of a month, the Toronto Blue Jays couldn't win for losing.

Every day, the only suspense seemed to be which would happen first: another loss on the field or another crushing injury?

When the streak hit seven, the Jays' demoralized manager, John Gibbons, said, "I think we've hit bottom."

They hadn't.

After they lost eight in ...

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