It's a home game! But not really.
The Blue Jays will bat last, the DH will be in effect, and Roy Halladay is going to be confused as shit.
According to Todd Zolecki at Phillies.com, the inter-league series scheduled for June 25-27 will be moved to Philadelphia because the Rogers Centre (god I hate the way Canadians spell center) and the Metro Convention Center (an American must have named this one) are literally feet apart. The congestion caused by the game would be too much for security to handle with world leaders in such close proximity.
For Halladay, imagine pitching against your former team in a road jersey, toeing the rubber in the bottom of the first, and facing a DH, but having the game take place in your new home. It's enough to make one's head explode.
Those poor Blue Jays fans who waited all year to see Halladay return… first we take their star, then we don't even let him return. I would assume it's something like taking the children in a divorce and not even abiding by the court ordered, supervised visitation rules. Suddenly Blue Jays fans became the David Goldman to our Bruna Bianchi.
Nevermind the oddity of road jerseys and former players, imagine the other possibilities here. The Phillies and Blue Jays should just go all out. Blue Jays graphics on the score board, tributes to Danny Ainge, letting Blue Jays sleep with the Phillie wives while the Fightins stay in a hotel. Brilliant.
We could even call it a "pitchers park" for a few days and let Ryan Howard pad his road home run totals. The Phils can take the top bullpen so JC Romero can tussle with fans.
The whole city can take on a Canadian persona. People can say "eh" more than is socially acceptable, and we can politely applaud mediocrity like the Canadians did during the opening ceremonies.
Ah yes, the possibilities are endless.
Let's just hope the Blue Jays don't stage a coup on Christmas Eve and take Doc back.
Got an idea for the series? Submit it in the comments.
give out toronto hats autographed by halladay!
phillies sit in away dugout and sing OH CAnada Last our obvious ones require a passport to enter stadium haha turn cbp in to canada for the day security has to where mountee outfits and the phanatic rides a moose rather then his atv
I like the taking the top bull pen idea, maybe they should sit in the visiting dugout too
Perhaps they should exclusively sell local beers such as Molson & LaBatt’s.
I would really like to see us wear the old powder blue and maroon road jerseys for this series. (We will wear them for an away game against the BrewCrew this season) What a perfect chance for the home fans to get to see our guys wearing those nifty “away” uni’s. Make it happen Rube!
Play the skit Blame Canada from Robin Williams each time the Jays come up to bat.
Oh, and blame George Bush too – why not, the current administration is blaming him for everything.
Seriously, you just injected politics in to this?
We need to serve waffles with maple syrup and Canadian bacon at the concessions.
Make them play hockey.
On the other hand, if you cannot tell, or are not certain, what the writer wants to say, then you will never say this article is good.
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