5 Reasons Why the Blue Jays are Better Than the Yankees

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Sep 11, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays cheer from the left-center field bleachers during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 11-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Fans

For years, we’ve been watching the Yankees and their fans celebrate winning season after winning season. We’ve watched them cheer and scream and celebrate. But, now it appears that it is our turn.

Since the July 31st Trade Deadline, the Blue Jays have seen a massive increase in attendance at the Rogers Centre. For those of us not lucky enough to attend, we get to tune in to the insanity on television and radio. The buzz in the building is palpable. The place is full and rocking. We don’t have to look far for evidence of that.

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  • Take Tuesday night’s game as an example. It provided us with a playoff atmosphere that we’ve not seen in a long time. The place absolutely exploded when Liam Hendriks struck out A-Rod in the 8th inning. You would think the club had just won a championship. But, they hadn’t. It was less dramatic than that. Even so, the crowd was electric. And, it has been like that for a couple months now. Sell out crowds are the norm. Fans are coming out in droves.

    But, they aren’t just limited to the city of Toronto. Look on TV and you’ll see the many blue shirts and hats dotting the many different stadiums the Blue Jays visit. We are hearing MVP chants for Donaldson, we’re hearing “Let’s Go Blue Jays” louder than any home crowd chant. It is truly amazing to see.

    But, the best example of this, and the one that proves the original point of team superiority, is the last series these two clubs played in New York. The 4 game set saw huge numbers of Blue Jay fans fill Yankee Stadium. In fact, if it weren’t for Blue Jay fans, there would have been whole sections completely empty. Now, some will say that the weather made Yankee fans stay away. And, that makes sense, but it is hard to imagine that they would stay away from an all important series and free baseball.

    Remember that the Saturday game was a double header. And, it was one of the rare single ticket admission ones. The first game went into extra innings. There was 8-9 hours of baseball to be had for the price of 3. Again, perhaps the weather was a factor. Or, perhaps it was the Blue Jays dominating the day. Regardless, it is difficult to imagine Blue Jay fans in Toronto leaving seats empty in their own stadium. Roof or not, Blue Jays fans are showing their support with unmatched passion and exuberance.

    The energy is impacting the players. The team is winning and the fans have contributed to that in their own way. They Blue Jays are in first place in the AL East. They are poised to make their first post season appearance in 22 years. In doing so, they’ve changed the balance of power in their division. That means that they are now better than the New York Yankees.

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