Toronto Mike

Stuck in a Moment of Collective Elation


My buddy and slo-pitch teammate Kic put up a Facebook profile pic that took me back to the moment before it all changed.  It's a moment we Toronto sports fans are still stuck in, a moment of collective elation that will likely never be topped.

Before I continue, here's the pic of that moment.


I shouldn't have to tell you what happened next.  My Toronto Blue Jays led the series 3 games to 2, but trailed in the game 6-5. With Mitch Williams on the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies and Ricky Henderson and Paul Molitor on base, Joe Carter hit a 2-2 pitch over the left field wall at SkyDome to give the Blue Jays their second World Series in a row.

That moment was so extraordinary for this life-long Jays fan, I can't accurately put into words how it felt when that ball cleared the left field fence.  It's our moment, a moment we share, a moment we're stuck in.

Heck, things are so shitty in Toronto sports right now, we should be glad we had a moment.  Let's hear that call one more time and forget it's the middle of winter, neither the Leafs nor Raptors will make the playoffs and next season is already over for our Blue Jays.

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