Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy 15th Anniversary !

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To many Philadelphia Phillies fans it’s the blown save that still haunts them to this day; but to Toronto Blue Jays fans it’s heralded as one of the greatest moments in franchise history.

As noted by Rogers Sportsnet, today is the 15th Anniversary of Joe Carter’s momentous World Series-winning homerun on October 23rd, 1993. That was arguably the peak of Toronto Blue Jays’ success, and after that moment every bandwagon fan jumped on board.

Every time a “casual baseball fan” talks to me about the Blue Jays, they always say “I loved them back in ’92 and ’93 when they won the back to back World Series”. Well of course everybody loved them back then - that’s because they were the best team in baseball! But true fans have stuck with the team through thick and thinmoustaches.

Going back to “Wild Thing” Mitch Williams, surprisingly he hasn’t jumped off a bridge since serving that meatball to Joe Carter - in fact, if you’re wondering what he’s up to these days, you can check out the feature post I did earlier this season.

Nonetheless, let’s celebrate this day and relive the memories of that sweet, sweet October night. In fact I just might pull out the 1993 World Series VHS I have, and re-watch it and weep with tears of joy. Or if you prefer, click on the link below and listen to Tom Cheek's famous play-by-play call.

2 comments:

  1. Sportsnet stole all my thunder by posting a picture look back. Those bitches. How does that make sense? Sportsnet should have had one of their lazy writers write up a nostalgic look back, they don't do pictures.

    I've been storing these pics away waiting for the 15 year anny and they pulled the carpet out from under me and posted it a day early.

    It's ok,though, they don't have my favourite picture some 13 year old kid took as Joe was going past second and you can see the stadium losing their shit: http://gojaysgo.tumblr.com/post/55967456

    Aaaaaand rant done.

    What a great day that was.

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  2. Dually noted, Dave. I found it weird that the Sportsnet post was made up of mostly pictures, when they usually just do a writeup with a catalogued photo. They're stealing your thunder man!

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