Jul 1, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A general view as a Canadian flag is unfurled across the outfield for Canada Day before the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Canada Day is always a day of high energy and celebration at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays play in front of the only MLB crowd in Canada. It is always a good time. Now, their record for Canada Day games is nothing to celebrate (they’re 13-23). But, this year will have a different feel. This year, the Blue Jays will host the Boston Red Sox for the 3rd game in their series. They’ll be sporting the newly designed Canada Day jerseys. They’re white with red lettering.
Aside from the uniforms being different colors, the Blue Jays will enter play on Canada Day in the thick of a playoff race.
Toronto Blue Jays
In order to get ready for the hype that is Canada Day in Canada’s only MLB city, I thought I’d take a look back at the past few years of Canada Day games. There are some pretty cool moments involving first pitches, lineup cards and such. But, there were also some fairly exciting plays and highlights that made these games fun to watch.
While you might notice some familiar names, you’ll also see different lineups and players throughout. For example, remember who started on Canada Day in 2011? He’s no longer with the organization. The way some of the lineups are filled out, it makes sense why this club hasn’t been all that successful over the lats couple years.
Regardless, let’s take a look back at some Canada Day fun with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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