Buried Treasure: These Game 5 Postgame Interviews with Josh Donaldson and Ben Revere

Are we really going back to the well to look back at Game 5 of the ALDS one more time? Yes, yes we are. But I promise you, these items are totally worth it.

I have no idea how these interviews slipped past me, but both Josh Donaldson and Ben Revere had some very memorable postgame interviews after that epic battle which was Game 5 of the ALDS.

Josh Donaldson is Absolutely Lit


First up is Josh Donaldson who spoke to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Safe to say he did the whole “1 beer, 2 beers, 3 beers, 4 beers” thing about 3 or 4 times himself.

Which nobody is questioning whatsoever, because after the season Donaldson just had, he can do just about what he damn well pleases. On a scale of 1-10, how lit do you think Donaldson is in this video? I’d say at least a 7.

The weird thing here is Ken Rosenthal asked Josh Donaldson about his infamous black beaded necklace and his first response was “I like the necklace” but then he said “I can’t tell you what I really think”.

Ben Revere On Being Rescued by the Blue Jays and Confused for Marcus Stroman

Hat tip to Brendan Kennedy and Meredith Rogers for pointing this one out, but former Blue Jay Ben Revere had a tremendous interview with MLB Network following Game 5.

As you can tell, the man just exudes happiness and is a beacon of positivity. So in July when he found out he was being traded to the Blue Jays, he was extremely thankful.

“Then I get the phone call saying ‘Ben, you’ve been traded to Toronto’. And I was like ‘Thank you, Jesus”.

And apparently one of the side affects of being one of the shortest players in baseball Ben Revere is constantly being confused for Marcus Stroman.

“So many people think I’m him. If I had a dime for every time somebody called me Stroman, I’d be a billionaire. Every time I go home, somebody’s calling me Stroman. Every single time. “I’m like, I’m not Stroman … stop!”

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.