ARE YOU READY?
Jun 16, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Fans wear shirts of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero (24, not pictured) third baseman Brett Lawrie (13, not pictured) center fielder Colby Rasmus (28, not pictured) and right fielder Jose Bautista (19, not pictured) watch the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Phillies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY SportsDo you know what time it is? It’s winning time.
The Toronto Blue Jays aren’t building anymore.
We’re not being told to wait for next season.
The Jays aren’t developing young players in the big leagues, hoping that they can produce enough to win.
We’re not hoping our pitching rotation is good enough to contend, we’re banking on it.
We’re not hoping our offense scores enough runs to contend, we’re banking on it.
Most of us aren’t blaming the AL East if the Jays don’t make the playoffs.
We’re not expecting the 2nd home game of the season to have the typical 18,000 people.
We’ll be more surprised if every home game doesn’t have a loud, rowdy packed house.
We’re going to be basing our weekend plans based on the Jays home schedule.
We’re not working as hard to talk ex-Jays fans that lost faith a long time ago into believing in the team.
We’re going to be talking about our playoff chances and what teams we’d rather play in the playoffs in August and September and not what the teams plan to contend for next season is.
We might even give ourselves financial problems attending as many packed September and playoff games as possible because “just watching it on TV” will be harder to talk yourself into.
We’re not going to be watching “just another crappy Toronto team.”
There’s a good chance we see the Jays road attendance go up because fans from all over baseball will want to see the Jays.
We’re going to see Jose Bautista and a lot of Blue Jays players in general get booed even louder on the road than usual.
We’re probably going to be mad at the way John Gibbons wants to line up the playoff rotation.
ARE YOU READY?