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Toronto Blue Jays fans all set for home opener

Posted by Derek Flack / April 4, 2014

Toronto blue jays fansHope springs eternal at the outset of any sporting season -- especially in Toronto, where years of disappointment (mostly at the hands of the Maple Leafs) have trained local fans to exhibit an almost religious faith in the possibility that this could be the year we go all the way. That hope has suffered a major blow for Leaf fans with just four games left in the season and a once secure-looking playoff spot now a long shot. But if you follow the Jays, it's the time to think that the disappointments of last year will be overcome.

The team sits at 2-2 as they prepare for their home opener against the Yankees tonight, but already the faithful are talking of how strong the team appears on paper and the degree to which last year was but an anomaly. For a little window into this mentality, have a watch of this video making the rounds from Jeremy Larter and Dennis Trainor. In it, they discuss their hopes for the 2014 season, what the star players need to do better and take pity on a poor Maple Leaf fan who's not feeling so good. The whole segment feels like it could be a guest spot on Ford Nation, which I suppose is the very point.



geoff / April 4, 2014 at 02:05 pm
If you like this Jays video, you gotta check out their comedy series about Maritimers in toronto
McRib / April 4, 2014 at 05:05 pm
hah, I enjoyed that.
Laerrus / April 5, 2014 at 02:06 pm
These guys are hilarious; and responsible for one of the best comedy series I have literally ever seen in my life; Just Passing Through; I really hope they make more material cause it's a bleak, depressing world in the media/arts sectors right now with a whole lot of crap and not very much Just Passing Through gold...

Not to mention their portrayal of East Coast Canadians brings a literary light to the normally darkened world 'just beyond Montreal', as those from The West have called it before...
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