Thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays, today is a very happy Thanksgiving Monday across Canada and Blue Jays Land. Many are still riding the high from the Blue Jays’ thrilling victory over the Texas Rangers last night which sent the Jays onto the ALCS.
Whether you were at the game itself, cheering from your home, or surrounded by Jays fans at a local watering hole, it was cool to share in the joy of watching the Jays take out the Rangers in three straight games.
It’s always interesting to watch the reactions of the players and coaches on the field, but sometimes the fan reactions from the stands are just as exciting. And considering how wild that ending was, there are some pretty wild fan videos floating out there from last night.
This one from Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, who had some pretty sweet seats down the third base side.
Here’s another look from the lower deck at the Rogers Centre. You can watch it in full if you like, but skip ahead to the 8:15 mark to see that final play from the stands.
It’s interesting to watch everyone stand around as they waited for the final call of that ground ball. And once Joe West made the official call, the fans and players freaked out again.
One of the best parts about the Blue Jays winning last year and this season’s ALDS on home soil was when the players went up and down the first and third base line high-fiving the fans.
From this video, you kind of get a sense of how quickly Josh Donaldson bolted down the third base line once Mitch Moreland missed the play at first base. Plus, watching the 500 level fans erupt in excitement afterwards was a bonus.
A shot from the upper deck at how that final play unfolded.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the walk-off from the 500 Level.
And lastly, how about this one of Jays fans taking over Yonge and Dundas Square?