For many diehard baseball fans, the Super Bowl means only one thing: Spring training begins very soon.
As we enter the final stretch of the offseason, there isn’t a pile of news to be chew on, as we (not so) patiently wait for baseball to start again. Pitchers and catchers for the Blue Jays report on Feb 14th, and for many of us, it just can’t come soon enough.
To help pass the time, I thought we could take a look back at 2016, and the “onesie” party that Jose Bautista hosted for his teammates. It became a bit of a hit on social media.
The photo includes the host, Mr. Bats, Aaron Sanchez, Devon Travis, Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar, Chris Colabello and more, and it caught fire on social media, even getting the attention of Buzzfeed. (Bonus points if you can name everyone else in the photo, in the comments section.)
Looks like a pretty comfy way to enjoy the game, doesn’t it? Fortunately, the photos didn’t stop there.
The Blue Jays have several players who bring entertainment value to social media, perhaps headlined by Stroman. It certainly helps us pass the time during the offseason, and it never hurts to look back at something like this for a laugh. This sorta thing also helps Bautista’s sometimes questioned image as a teammate, as it’s hard to imagine getting together for a onesie party with a bunch of dudes that you don’t like.
Also, if you’re wondering who the lonely looking dude in the corner is, well, so did I. Buzzfeed was kinda enough to let us know that gentleman is @miguelchefnyc, who was catering the party.
Either Bautista didn’t give him the heads up about the dress code, or maybe he didn’t wanna ruin his favourite sleep gear. We’ll probably never know.
Okay I’m done, enjoy the game.