A Message From Above

 Missed the deck, the shed, both my neighbors house and my house
 Call it a perfect shot
That right there is what I woke up and saw the morning after writing this knee jerk reaction post about the G20 clusterfuck.  A branch of a tree, a really tall one, broke off and fell about 40 feet down into my backyard.  Considering the rarity of such an event and the fact that the best possible outcome occurred, it got me thinking.

Maybe I might have overreacted a little bit on the whole canceling the series thing.  I was really looking forward to it and for so many different reasons.

First and foremost, if Halladay pitched, regardless of what was going on outside the Dome it was no doubt the game of the year.  I wanted to be there.  And you know what?  I was hoping we beat him.

Throw in the fact that there was talk of a scheduled double dip for like only the second time in the history of the SkyDome and you got yourself the place to be!  I was going to share it with you all on this site and was in the midst of setting up some deals with other sites to share it with them.....

I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm disappointed.  Here is the e-mail I sent to the ticket office:

My ticket guy,

I'm a little pissed off that this happened.  I even called you on Monday to see what was up and you told me everything was a go.  The next day the announcement comes?  Really?

I just want to know what the deal with the refund is.  I had 9 tickets which was almost half my flexpack.  I probably wouldn't have bothered buying that many games had this information been public sooner.  I'm finding it very hard to believe that the Toronto Blue Jays organization didn't see this as a possibility from day one. 

I'm extremely disappointed in this outcome.  

The Man With The Golden Arm

I have not got a response yet but in fairness, I just sent it tonight.  Had to be a dick but in a non over the top kind of way.  If it all works out, I should have 9 free great tickets to any game this year and about $450 bucks back.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.

Plus I don't have to subject myself to all the shit that is going to happen in downtown Toronto when everyone of the entire world's fucking nutbag crazies show up in a tiny area.  Although secretly I think it would have been fun to watch and take pictures of the anarchy.

For the record:  I did not give up on our team.  I just needed a time out.  It never had anything to do with the boys on the field.  This is about the brain trust.  I seriously can't believe the way this was handled.  But what are you going to do?

In closing I do not believe in coincidence.  I guess you could blame it on the fact that I watched way to many episodes of Numb3rs.  That tree branch fell at that particular time for a reason.  I think I understand the message.


  1. It sucks, but it was the right thing to do. Imagine how long it would've taken to get into the game had the series gone through? Hours.

    I'm in the same boat to you - nice to hear they are refunding folks for the tickets, plus giving them free ticket vouchers. It's a nice gesture, as I was just expecting to get my money back.

  2. Hunter,

    I was so looking forward to it. Crazy eh? Airport style security does not really make me cringe, show up earlier and bring lots of cigarettes.
    Oh well, maybe we could pool our freebies and make it a date?

  3. Nice post and welcome back. You angered the baseball gods but fortunately they only gave you a warning. Next time you might not be so lucky so be careful...

  4. Mattt,

    I will try to keep that in mind. I'm not sure how lucky a fucking tree falling down in my backyard is but I see what you are getting at.

    Thanks again for your comments.

  5. By the sounds of things, we probably would've gone through a couple of packs before even hitting the ballpark. I flask of your favourite hard liquor would probably also help to soothe the pain.

    I'll have to see what the ticket vouchers say - not sure which sections they are for, but we'll have to meet up at some point this season for some Rogers Centre overpriced beers.