Game 124 Recap: Live And In Effect

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What. A. Game.

After watching this type of game I have to wonder out loud why more people don't love this game/team. The Skankees come to town in the middle of a race and we draw 29,198? I guess it was a Monday and you must have had something more important to do.....

As mentioned, I took in this game with The Blue Jay Hunter, who may be the biggest Bautista booster of them all. He also has a promising future career as a psychic. We both live in Wellington County so our 5:45pm departure time left little room for error. What we didn't account for was the 2 parking lots we use being full with cars on a Monday. Fucking Yankees fans ruin everything!  

Major shout out to John Boon for: 
A) living beside the Dome 
B) being home 
C) for having an empty parking spot in his condo

Without it, we were totally screwed. We arrived a half inning late and got to watch the closest thing to playoff baseball I have seen in these parts in a long, long time. Granted the Evil Empire was shorthanded, playing without AROD and their captain. Fuck em.  

The Good:
  • Watching Jose Bautista hit his 39th and 40th home run of the season.
  • Watching Jose Bautista stare down a rookie bitch one at bat prior to hitting his 40th home run.
  • Watching Jose Bautista start a bench clearing (almost) brawl.
  • Brandon Morrow dealing again. His line was solid:
6IP 4Hits 2ER 12K 104 Pitches
  • The bullpen combining for 3 scoreless innings.
  • The Cito sticking up for his players, resulting in a rare ejection.
The Bad:
  • Nick Swisher faking a throw to the fans in the outfield in the bottom of the 6th. Dickhead move Swish.
  • The Yankees scouting report on Vernon Wells. He has 5 stolen bases this year. Stop trying to pick him off for Christ sakes.
  • The 4 Rogers Centre staff that couldn't restrain the guy who jumped on the field.
  • Adam Lind absolutely waving at the same pitch, in the same spot 3 times in a row in the bottom of the 6th for the K.
The Ugly:
  • Home plate umpire Jerry Meals walking out from behind the plate to bait Esco between the 5th and 6th inning, then tossing him from 30 feet away.
  • Home plate umpire Jerry Meals interpretation of the strike zone.
Special Congrats:

 7th Blue Jay in team history to hit 40+ bombs in a season
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  1. I'm ok with just under 30,000 at last night's game. I think we have to keep our expectations in check; we're 11.5 games out of the Wild Card. While not dead, it's not really a race. But the place seemed lively and fun. And I think we'll see more and more ppl at the park as Bautista chases 50.

  2. Bleaf,
    I know, I know, but you are right when you say the crowd was electric! Good things are happening in Toronto with this team. It's a shame we can't get more butts in the seats, including yours ;)

    To combat this I have decided to choose a game in Sept. and have a 1BlueJaysWay FREE ticket give away day. Stay tuned for details and be prepared to articulate why you should get the freebie.

  3. The last two Morrow home starts have been gems. Start him at home the rest of the way...

  4. Mattt,
    His home vs road splits this year are ridiculous.


    I think you are on to something right there sir.