Oct 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins (17) and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers in game four of the ALDS at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Blue Jays won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The Blue Jays entered game one the favorites to win the ALCS. They entered Game 3 as underdogs trying to avoid a sweep. Now the Blue Jays looked poised to do something only three teams have before them. Only the ’95 Mariners, the 01’ Yankee’s, and the ’12 Giants have come back from a 0-2 deficit in the Division Series since dawn of the Modern Age of Baseball.
The latter two went on to the World Series, with the Giants sweeping the Tigers to win it. However while the Mariners lost out in the ALCS, they were the storied franchise I grew up with as a child in Seattle. It was always their late season run to post season glory that I heard about. It was a storied run.
The Blue Jays are on their own storied run, moving from mediocrity to upstarts, to usurpers, to favorites. The Blue Jays have experienced it all this season, and it all culminates in a decisive game 5. The Blue Jays skyrocketed through the ranks and into homes of people across two nations. The team with the longest post season drought became the odds on favorite to take the World Series.
The Blue Jays have captured the heart of Baseball, and ran away with it. While the Post Season is full of heartbreak, as 10 teams inevitably shrink to one. The potential story significance would suggest that the Blue Jays will become one of the storied franchises to achieve the impossible. Our Jays are that good. From offense, to pitching, to fielding, to the dynamic of the club house, this team has every signature of being the team capable of doing the impossible.