Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Jays Get Into the Record Books!

courtesy of Bob Hahn
of Flickr
Thursday April 5, 11:54 p.m.

Well, the Jays were just blowing out the competition in the Grapefruit League this Spring, and a number of the players were getting downright cocky that they were ready to kick some Major League butt...pretty risky thing to say considering that they hadn't been in the playoffs since that amazing 1993, and especially with a Toronto fan base very sore at the Maple Leafs.

Then, today in Cleveland on Opening Day, the Blue Jays pull off a magic trick for the ages. They're losing 4-1 to the Indians when they claw back to not only tie the Tribe but finally win 7-4! Not only that but the Jays and Indians collaborate to create the longest Opening Day game in Major League history...16 innings!

Just one official game in, and the Jays have already created some major watercooler talk....too bad, tomorrow is a statutory holiday! Well, maybe the churchgoers will be talking it up after the service.