Once a victim, twice a saviour

I don’t even think Disney could’ve written a better ending to yesterday’s walk off win in extras over the Baltimore Orioles.

After Aaron Hill is responsible for an error the 10th inning which lead to the Orioles going ahead 4-3. That is the point in the movie where the main character seems to lose all hope and is at rock bottom. Then a wise old friend (Cito Gaston) speaks to Aaron, and he is suddenly inspired to redeem himself.

In the bottom of the 10th, Aaron swings for the fences at the second pitch and ties the game with a solo home run. At that point, Hill begins to swing momentum in favour of the Blue Jays. His journey to redemption is almost complete.


In the following inning, Hill is once again in the spotlight close to the end of the movie. Time stands still as he cracks a single through the outfield, and Rod Barajas stomps on home plate and the Blue Jays win the game. The Blue Jays win the game! Everyone’s happy, especially Aaron Hill.

The story of the Blue Jays 4-3 win over the Orioles in 11 innings will soon be made into a full-length feature Disney film starring Zack Efron as Aaron Hill.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

3 thoughts on “Once a victim, twice a saviour

  • May 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm


    Man, it’s such a storybook year so far…

  • May 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    It sure has, Dan. I love nothing better than rooting for the underdog, and so far it’s been proving other teams wrong about the Jays.


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