Scott Richmond brings home the Gold

Image courtesy of Daylife

In what could possibly be the funniest Blue Jays photo day picture in recent memory, Scott Richmond (above) poses with his homemade Olympic Gold Medal in honour of Team Canada’s big win over the United States in the Gold Medal hockey game.

I have to give credit to Scott, he obviously took some time to craft the medal and also attach it to a Baseball Canada lanyard. That takes commitment and determination, not unlike the skills that Team Canada displayed yesterday. Of all the days for Scott Richmond to pose with a homemade Gold Medal, today (otherwise known as the day after St. Crosby Day) was the day to do it.

And who said that Canadians didn’t have a sense of humour?

According to reports for Jordan Bastian, one of his jealous teammates ripped up the medal in a fit of rage. Could it be the same person who stuffed a Team Italy cap in Richmond’s locker after Canada’s loss to the Italians in the World Baseball Classic?

An inquiry is currently pending and hopefully the suspect will be brought to justice.

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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 ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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  1. LJ

    March 1, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    I'm sure he carefully molded that medal out of dried maple syrup.

  2. Ian H.

    March 1, 2010 - 11:18 pm

    And it was whittled by giant inflatable beavers!

  3. Mattt

    March 2, 2010 - 12:59 am

    Best photo of the bunch by far.

  4. Ian H.

    March 2, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    No doubt, Mattt. I think I'm going to have to frame this one!

  5. Hungry Leafs Fan

    March 2, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    I'm going out on a limb with my suspect, Merkin Valdez. Being the only pitcher who isn't from the US or Canada, he wanted to start a feud between the Richmond with the Americans hoping somebody's game would get thrown off so Valdez can eat some innings!

  6. Ian H.

    March 2, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    HLF, I like your theory – Valdez stirring up the pot and reaping the benefits.

    But I have a feeling it was somebody who was on the roster last year. I have a sneaking suspicion it could be one, Mr. Vernon Wells.

    I guess we'll never know!

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