Friday, September 22, 2017

no 154 2017: Yankees (85-67) at Blue Jays (71-82)

Friday 22 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Masahiro Tanaka (RHP 12-11, 4.73 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 173 Ks)
v. Marco Estrada (RHP 9-8, 4.84 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 170 Ks)

We need a Jays fight song

While I'm happy to see the end of Hooked on a Feeling (it was the Giants 2010 playoff song and I hated that we copied them), Fight for Your Right to Party and assorted Stones songs just aren't the right substitutes.

Thanks to Jason Grilli, this is my choice, cued up to the section that should be used:

I've been knocked down
I've been dragged out before
But you can't hold me
I pick myself up from the floor
Come on, give me more
I'm here and I've come here to win
I'll never give in
Keep up the fight
Yes, it needs to be redone to make it feel modern. But Gowan's been a member of Styx for a while now, they could do something. Or get a popular Canadian band to cover it in a stadium style. But dooooo it!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

no 153 2017: Royals (74-77) at Blue Jays (71-81)

Thursday 21 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Jason Vargas (LHP 16-10 4.19 ERA 1.33 WHIP 120Ks)
v. JA Happ (LHP 9-10 3.76 ERA 1.35 WHIP 120Ks)

It's time to put the wave into the stadium experience

This was the view from my seat on Tuesday night. Section 524, row 6. Sections 524 & 525 may be my favourite in the whole stadium, although I haven't been there for a few years. Yes, you're high up but you can see the whole field. You can accurately judge fly balls and can see where the ball crosses the plate.

It was a beautiful night, a great game, and I spent the second half of it in fear of the wave.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

no 152 2017: Royals (73-77) at Blue Jays (71-80)

Wednesday 20 September 2017
7:07 PM EDT / Rogers Centre Skydome
Jakob Junis (RHP 7-2, 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 68 Ks)
v. Brett Anderson (LHP 3-3, 5.73 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 31 Ks)