Meatballs Don’t Clash

There’s no question that when presented with any cut of meat, Travis Snider will lovingly devour it. So it was appropriate when Snider tore into a couple of meatballs offered up by Luke French in the Blue Jays 5-3 win over the Mariners.

Travis Snider was long overdue for a big game, and it finally arrived … as did his multi-meat celebratory nacho plate in the Blue Jays clubhouse following the victory.

In his first at bat, Snider stung one right to Chone Figgins at second base. In the second inning, Snider laced another one but it got a little too much hang time and he lined out once again.


Two at bats, two extremely loud outs and nothing to show for it.

Finally in his third attempt Travis Snider was not cheated whatsoever and launched one into the stands in right-centre field. From the instant the ball was launched, there was no doubt it was destined to be a souvenir.

Although it wasn’t quite the battle in terms of pitches thrown, the home run itself was reminiscent of Snider’s epic at bat verus Rich Harden earlier this season. More than the impressive visual, was the sound of the home run.

To me, there’s nothing sweeter than the sound of the ball coming off the bat of Travis Snider. On the scale of audible masterpieces, it ranks somewhere in between Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.

This season has undoubtedly been a struggle for Travis Snider, but thankfully unlike his counterpart J.P. Arencibia, Travis is actually seeing some late-season playing time to work out the kinks in his game.

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.

5 thoughts on “Meatballs Don’t Clash

  • September 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    The future is bright for Snider. Not even Cito can wreck it. Kid was getting a lot of love last night in left field, from sections 137 and 138. An inebriated group of guys were even singing a Travis Snider song, which was actually pretty good.

    "Oh, Travis Snider! We're walking along, singing a song, walking in a Snider wonderland!"

    Snider gave them some love after one of their renditions. By the 8th inning, of course, the "drunk Jays fans" were kicked out. It's the Rogers Centre, after all, yo.

  • September 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Navin, that's pretty interesting: I've never heard a Christmas Carol translated into a rally song for one particular player. Props to those guys for mixing it up.

  • September 23, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Those guys were one section over from me! Hilarious!

  • September 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    You can't deny the Travis Snider 'bat flip'. It makes me smile everytime. Hopefully we'll see it more next season…

  • September 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Ah yes, can't forget the bat flip! Combine the sound with the flip and it's a thing of beauty!

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