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Acid Flashback Friday: John Olerud Hits Back To Back Jacks Off John Farrell

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve become so accustomed to watching John Farrell in the Blue Jays dugout that I often forget he had a playing career.

While Farrell must enjoy seeing the Blue Jays every day, back in his playing days he might have been a little more fearful of the bluebirds.



For this week’s Acid Flashback Friday, we take a look back to a game where John Olerud hit back to back home runs off John Farrell during his days with the California Angels.

The game was May 31st 1993 in California. John Farrell was on the mound for the California Angels, and the Blue Jays were not too kind to him that day. The Blue Jays pounded Farrell for 8 runs, and 4 home runs; 2 of which came from John Olerud.

Pat Borders and Roberto Alomar also homered off John Farrell that faithful afternoon in California, and Farrell hit the showers after pitching six and a third innings for the Angels. That was the first and only start John Farrell made against the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993.

Thanks to Did for sending in this video, if you have a suggestion for Acid Flashback Friday, send it to bluejayhunter@gmail.com

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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 ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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4 Comments

  1. Navin

    April 8, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Fantastic video. Thanks for sharing. Loved the Tony Fernandez highlight reel. Those throws! What a beauty.

  2. Ian - BJH

    April 8, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    Nav, thanks sir! It was a good find, I'm glad somebody sent it to me. Poor Farrell, eh? What a crappy day at the office that was.

  3. NoisyFlowers

    April 8, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    Great choice for Acid Flashback Friday. It's funny. I watched a ton of baseball back in the "glory days" but I have no recollection of John Farrell's playing career at all.

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