That escalated quickly

It’s all fun and games until somebody pulls out a trident and stabs somebody in the chest. Although Brick Tamland didn’t make an appearance, things got pretty heated in last night’s 13-1 blowout by the Blue Jays.

As it seems when any hockey game is going down the shitter, the losing team starts to lose their minds in hopes of gaining some sort of control over the game. Justin Speier lost his cool after home plate umpire Bill Hohn didn’t accommodate the strike zone Speier was looking for. Howie Kendrick also had a few douche moments, chirping something to Halladay after scoring the Angels lone run in the game and also standing ground as Aaron Hill tried to slide into second base.

Through it all, Halladay remained cool and let his pitches do the talking rather than resort to any bush-league tactics to “send a message”. There was a brief moment of complete fear after Halladay was nailed with a line drive to the shin, but Doc was okay and Rolen made the play at first anyway.


And to add to the drama, “Melongate” (as Drew from Ghostrunner called it) was taking place in the stands at Angel Stadium. Four Blue Jays fans donning watermelons as helmets were escorted out of their seats numerous times during the ballgame by ushers in straw hats that also moonlighted as sasparilla salesman.

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.

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