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Toronto will show Blue Jays playoff games at City Hall

The Bird's Nest is back at City Hall as the Toronto Blue Jays embark on another post season bid for 2016. Mayor John Tory announced today that the city would once again broadcast Jays playoff games on a huge screen at Nathan Phillips Square, starting with Tuesday's wildcard showdown with the Baltimore Orioles.

Let's hope it's here to stay. The Jays must win their wildcard game for the right to go on and face the Texas Rangers on Thursday night in the best of five American League Division Series. With pressure like that, you can bet that the city will be electric in their support on Tuesday.

Last year, the open air broadcasts started with a modest following at Nathan Phillips Square before catching on in a major way as the playoff run extended. Don't expect that slow start this year, as fans know that the this one-and-done scenario is about as thrilling as baseball games can get.

Game time is 8:00 p.m. tonight. Go Jays!

Photo by Matt Forsythe.


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