Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Night of Champions


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There was something special in the air at the Rogers Centre last night, because it really was a night of champions. The moment I stepped into the Rogers Centre, I started to get goosebumps as they were playing Game 6 of the 1993 World Series on Jays Vision. Watching the bottom of the 9th unfold in its entirety really brought me back to my childhood.

Prior to the game, the players from the 1992 and 1993 Blue Jays were honoured on-field to a huge ovation. The fans were very appreciative of all the players and coaches, but most notably for Devon White, Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter and Dave Winfield. As a true leader, Winfield took the microphone and thanked all the fans for their support and he showed his true leadership skills that made him a fan favourite in Toronto even though he only played for the Blue Jays for one season.

There was an air of nostalgia throughout the whole game, and the Blue Jays even broke out their old '92-'93 home jerseys for the Back2Back festivities. After seeing those uniforms back in action, I have so say that I prefer them much better over the powder blues. There's something about seeing the name and number on the back of the retro jerseys.

Although the product on-field during the game was less than memorable, the Back2Back Flashback Friday was a momentous occasion I won't soon forget. Seeing my childhood heroes like Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar helped me remember why I fell in love with the Toronto Blue Jays in the first place.

4 comments:

  1. It was a truly great celebration of players & fans...it was exciting to share all the stories of the Blue Jay heroes w/my 12 year old son... a great moment in Toronto Sports history

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  2. That's the thing I loved about the Back2Back weekend - baseball fans of all ages could share all the memories of the glory days in 92-93. It was great to see all the players once again, and I don't think I've ever clapped so much at a single game in my entire life. It was fantastic!

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  3. Rogers did one thing right this year. :)
    Wish the attendance was better for those guys, but what a great sight.

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  4. Yeah, I was surprised the attendance wasn't higher for Friday's game. I think initial reports had numbers over 40,000 but they just barely cleared 30,000 fans.

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