Sep 19, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) slides into home plate ahead of the tag from Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart (23) during the eighth inning in a game at Rogers Centre. The Boston Red Sox won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a spot in the MLB playoffs. For a fan base that’s waited 22 long years to read those words, this can mean many things.
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Some of you have grown into fatherhood or motherhood since Joe Carter made contact in 1993, now watching the Blue Jays give your son or daughter their first glimpse of playoff baseball in Canada. The majority of you have likely changed jobs, moved a handful of times and found yourselves in a different place in entirely. The 1993 seasons and 2015 seasons now give Blue Jays fans a point ‘A’ and ‘B’ to draw lines between.
I fall into a large demographic of fans aged 18-to-30, call it the new generation of Blue Jays fans if you will. While I’m now drifting into the latter half of that spectrum, many fans within it had their interest in baseball first sparked by those championship teams in the early 90s. For us, point B is bringing point A full circle and back to a childhood memory.
Much has changed in the world around, us too. For starters, in 1993, you wouldn’t be reading this on the internet. It was April of ’93 that CERN announced the World Wide Web would be made available for public use without charge. What a time to be alive.
Over the next few pages, we look back that the world in 1993. Whether those were your college days, your 40s or your first days of Kindergarden, there’s a memory in that time for all of us. “…Touch em’ all, Joe. You’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life!”
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