Happy Halloween!

In between scarfing down bags of Halloween Kisses and trick-or-treating at a very questionable age, I’d just like to wish you all a Happy Halloween!

This Blue Jays inspired Jack-O-Lantern (or Jay-O-Lantern as I prefer to call it) took me about three hours in total to carve. That included two hours of gutting, tracing, and carving, then one hour of trying to put everything back into place with toothpicks once it all fell out the front.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go that extent to celebrate the Bluebirds on All Hallow’s Eve. For those looking for creative Blue Jays costume ideas, check out my post from last year on how to dress up as your favourite former Jay or staff member.

This isn’t baseball related, but this time of year brings along a slew of craptacular Halloween movies. Many of which have gone by the wayside, forever damned to be sitting at the bottom of the Wal-Mart discount bin. But there are a few worthwhile Halloween flicks to check out.

My personal favourite and ultimate guilty pleasure is Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of the movie, it’s because Halloween 3 is the only film in the series to have no relation whatsoever to Michael Myers. Way to stick to the formula!

Or if you’re just looking for the best part of the entire movie, check out the clip below (spoiler alert) from the very final scene of the move. Then, if you’re brave enough … start at the beginning.

Happy Halloween!

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.



  1. "Dave Schultz"

    October 30, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    I love the Jay-O-Lantern so very very much. Awesome job.

  2. Mattt

    October 30, 2009 - 5:29 pm

    That is dedication to both the Jays and halloween. Well done sir.

  3. Ian H.

    October 30, 2009 - 7:06 pm

    Thanks guys! Mattt, you might call it dedication, but I call it "too much time on my hands".

    It really was much tougher than I thought – I also didn't really think it through that after I carved the outline, the whole thing would fall out. I'll know better for next time!

  4. Mattt

    October 30, 2009 - 9:24 pm

    Maybe this will become a tradition on this site…

  5. Ian H.

    October 30, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    Good idea! Next year I can do the new logo, or the mid-90's version with the "T".

  6. LJ

    October 31, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    That is awesome.

    I quit carving pumpkins. A few years ago, I did a really nice one, put it on the porch, and a raccoon ripped it up.

  7. eyebleaf

    November 4, 2009 - 8:48 pm

    That jackolantern is the shit, Ian. Well done.

  8. Ian H.

    November 5, 2009 - 12:32 am

    Glad you enjoyed it, brother!

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