Holy crap, I am so stoked for the 2012 baseball season. I root for the Toronto Blue Jays and have been ever since I knew what baseball was. The Jays have unveiled their new team uniform and it looks amazing! I was really worried they were going to mess it up but am really pleased with how it turned out – a nice blend of old and new.
I have so many great memories connected with the Blue Jays. My first is probably when Joe Carter hit a walk-off home run, winning the 1993 World Series. I was only 7 when this happened but my memory of this event is so vivid. My mother and I were watching the game in our family room, Joe hit his home run and my mom proceeded to flip the f*ck out. She started screaming, jumping up and down on the couch, yelling in the hallway, pumping her firsts, picking up the phone receiving and slamming it down repeatedly etc
A few years later my parents took my brother and I to a game and were seated next to the most eccentric Jamaican man and his girlfriend. He kept yelling at Shannon Stewart and was nervous anytime Shannon did ANYTHING, “Oh Shannon, come on Shannon! Don’t mess up Shannon!”
The Blue Jays have always been apart of my summers and I’m so glad I’ve converted my husband into a super Jays fan. Previously he rooted for the San Diego Padres… An odd choice in my opinion. Now that we live in America we always try to sneak in a Jays game when we go home to Toronto. I get so into the game. I’m not one of those girls that sit quietly barely paying attention to what’s going on. I cheer, yell, heckle and participate in the “OK-Blue Jays” song. Baseball *is* summer to me and I can’t wait for the 2012 season. I am telling you right now it will be our year!
Are you a baseball fan? Who do you cheer for?