A Blue Jays PSA: Don’t Boo The Home Team

It’s only common sense that booing one’s home team is in bad taste. Unfortunately, fans sometimes forget that heckling the hometown Toronto Blue Jays is not exactly the best use of one’s energy.

Thankfully, this Blue Jays PSA reminds us which occasions are and are not acceptable for booing at the Blue Jays game. Now if only we could do the same for the wave.


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Hat tip to Emily W for the video.

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.

6 thoughts on “A Blue Jays PSA: Don’t Boo The Home Team

  • May 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm
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    i paid $5K for tickets this year, so I can boo whenever i like. Its called feedback, and there is no other outlet for feedback, If they played better, i wouldn't boo

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    • May 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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      This is exactly the type of Toronto fan entitlement bullshit that has given Toronto fans such a poor reputation and is why no one wants to play here. Paying 5k for tickets (congrats, not tacky at all for you to drop that little tidbit) doesnt make you a fan. Supporting the team makes you fan. Fairweather fans are the absolute worst, do us a favour and give your seat to someone who actually wants to see a team succeed.

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    • May 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm
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      This kind of ridiculous bullshit entitlement is the exact reason why Toronto sports fans have such a terrible reputation across all pro sports. Congratulations on being able to afford $5000 tickets, big spender, but you’re wrong in just about every aspect of your comment. There are many outlets for feedback, such as the one you just participated in (duh) that are less disruptive to a ballgame than booing like an asshat. Do you boo when you go to the theatres and you don’t like a movie? Everyone else at the game spent money to be there too, and most of them aren’t shitty fair-weather fans like you and none of those people want their fan experience ruined by morons who wouldn’t know baseball if a foul ball drilled them in the ear. Do yourself and the team a favour, cheer for them and support them even through tough times. If you don’t, don’t come back when the season turns around. Give you expensive tickets to a real fan.

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    • May 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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      Oh … I like this reasoning! Sounds very mature 🙂

      I viewed the video so I can boo whenever I like at the comments. It’s called feedback, and there is no other outlet for feedback. If the comments were better, I wouldn’t boo so much.

      Booooooo!

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  • May 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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    They wouldn’t get booed if it simply one or two blown leads here and there throughout the season, but when the bullpen has blown it as many times as they have, fans deserve to express their frustration.

    You’re an athlete and you know the responsibilities that come with professional sports.

    Without fans, it’s not possible for these guys to make millions upon millions of dollars playing a game. If I, or anyone else, decides to boo a player for severely under performing, I don’t really care what a writer or the organization think, I’m gonna let them know I’m disappointed. If Cecil or anyone else in the organization don’t like it, use it as motivation to play better.

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