Toronto Blue Jays fans once again took over Seattle for three days in June as thousands of loyal fans made the trek to Safeco Field to show their support for the boys in blue.
The overwhelming support did not go unnoticed as many Blue Jays players took to social media to show their appreciation to the gaggles of fans who made the trip from Western Canada for the weekend series in Seattle.
The Mariners who rank 21st in attendance this season usually draw an average of 24,668 fans per game. However, the Mariners saw 120,135 fans come through the gates during the three-game series an average of 40,045 per game.
The Canadian takeover was clearly evident during the rendition of the Canadian National Anthem during all three contests as the sounds of O’Canada bellowed throughout Safeco Field.
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The Blue Jays themselves have the best attendance in the American League drawing 38,408 per game thus far. The baseball world is starting to realize the country of Canada is passionate about their Jays and will travel at great lengths to see them live.
"“They’re great, I try to give my time back because they don’t get to come see us that often, I try to go out there and show my appreciation for all their support.”"
Numerous players like Marcus Stroman, Kevin Pillar, Ryan Tepera and Danny Barnes to name a few took to social media to express their gratitude for the fan support as you can see in the below posts and tweets.
With the support of their fans, the Blue Jays managed to take two out of three at Safeco and now head to Tampa Bay in an attempt to gain some ground in the AL East.
As for Mariners fans, you can now have your stadium back, thank you.