Everything is bigger in Texas, including the defeat. Sorry, had to go there. But being a Toronto sports fan, we rarely get moments like this. Although, a year ago it was The Raptors. But that didn’t go as planned. And don’t even talk to me about the Leafs.
But please talk to me about Jose Bautista and that home run. It’s pretty much how Torontonians will be greeting one another for at least a little while. And it’s also how you’ll be casting your vote on October 19th.
Then there was that TERRIBLE call by the Umpire who called off the play, yet a point was awarded to The Texas Rangers during it. What!? So is precedence set now that the Umpire calling off plays mean NOTHING!? But like a true Torontonian (Re: SARS Outbreak), we overcame it.
In 18 years, we are the sixth team to bounce back from a 2-0 loss in the playoffs. Which makes calling us “The 6” a whole lot more meta.
True story and original content: I was at a Yonge-Dundas Bar when all the fans finished throwing things on the field and came down in an impromptu parade on Yonge Street. There are only two places in Toronto with scramble crossing: Yonge and Bloor and Yonge and Dundas. There was once one at Bay and Bloor but that has since been taken away. Thanks Rob Ford.
Yonge and Dundas is an iconic intersection modelled after Times Square and the busiest in Canada. As the four way crossing went on, a bunch of fans gathered in the middle of it and had a dance party. It was fun to watch as they were SO POLITE; when the scramble crossing ended and cars had to pass through, the pedestrians all stepped aside. So Canadian. You could almost here a chorus of “Sorry.”
Check out the video above that showcases Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Game 5 Highlights!