Fishing for a revelation
Aside from Carlos Delgado being signed by the Marlins after 12 seasons with the Jays, and A.J. Burnett coming to the Blue Jays after 7 seasons with the Marlins, the Jays don’t really have much of a history with the Florida Marlins.
This is why I think interleague play should be limited to match ups that involve teams with some sort of history. The Braves and the Phillies playing the Blue Jays is nostalgic because of the 1992 and 1993 World Series. But the Florida Marlins?
In fact there’s so little animosity between these two teams that I had to use something similar to “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” to connect the Blue Jays with the Marlins;
- Roger Clemens who played for the Blue Jays, played himself in an episode of The Simpsons titled “Homer at the Bat”.
- Dustin Hoffman also appeared on The Simpsons as “Mr. Bergstrom” in the episode “Lisa’s Substitute”.
- Dustin Hoffman starred with Madonna in “Dick Tracy”.
- Madonna has been romantically linked with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.
- A-Rod played with Scott Proctor on the New York Yankees from 2004-2007.
- Proctor (although on the disabled list) currently plays for the Florida Marlins.