Jays a once-in-a-generation team
Re A moment 22 years in the making, Oct. 1 I love the Blue Jays. They have turned me into a baseball fan. When we won the AL East title, I was excited. I love the fact that our city is being united on this front. When we win, it’s reasonable for the team to celebrate with some champagne spraying. What happens in the locker room after that, I don’t think should be broadcast. I’m referring to chugging alcohol like maniacs.
It was irresponsible of Rogers Sportsnet to broadcast the after party. I also think the players should take some responsibility if the cameras are still rolling. Kids and teenagers take their lead from these kinds of celebrities; it trickles down. These are our proud athletes representing our fine city. I expect better.
I love the Blue Jays and will continue to, but players and the broadcasters should be more responsible about what activities are broadcast. This should be family-friendly entertainment. Dave Keystone, Toronto The Blue Jays just played their last home game of the season. What a team and game!
The smart defensive play of Josh Donaldson to catch the guy over-committing at third was gutsy, decisive and brilliant. Then crawling back into the game using the bottom and top of the lineup to tie it showed great depth, patience and determination.
Finally, Donaldson, with two outs in the ninth, hit the walk-off home run. Only in real life can you get away with that story line — and only rarely does it happen.
This is a great team to cheer for. Whether they win it all or not, this is a once-in-a-couple-of-decades team with character, talent and chemistry.
Thank you already, Jays, and go for it. Swing for the fences; you deserve it. Don Jones, Toronto The Blue Jays have been magnificent, especially since the trade deadline and all Jays fans live in World Series hope. But they had a two-game lead over the Kansas City Royals for first overall in the AL and manager John Gibbons decided to field a Triple A lineup for back-toback losses against weak Baltimore.
He says the players come first. I find it hard to believe that the Jays’ core embraced the idea of coughing up those two games. They have all winter to recover.
Losing home field advantage for the ALCS is huge. If Gibbons’ scheme backfires he truly must be shown the door. David Maki, Toronto