Blue Jays: Sportsnet to air historic games starting today
The 2020 MLB season may be stalled but Sportsnet is attempting to do their part airing a host of historic Toronto Blue Jays in franchise history starting today.
Your week-long Blue Jays fix will start this afternoon at 3:30 pm eastern time when Sportsnet replays last seasons’ long-awaited debut of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. versus the Oakland Athletics on April 26th, 2019. I will limit the details of the contest for your viewing pleasure, however, Marcus Stroman gets the ball versus Mike Fiers.
Fiers gained some notoriety and headlines this offseason as he was the former Houston Astros pitcher who publicly blew the whistle on the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
Sportnet will then air another game Monday evening at 8 pm when it replays Game 4 of the 1992 American League Championship Series again versus the Athletics. This contest was the turning point in the series that firmly put the Blue Jays in the driver’s seat. Again, I will limit the details but there was a dramatic home run hit off Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley that shifted the tide in the series.
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The following evening on Tuesday, Game 6 of the 1992 ALCS will be featured to continue with the nostalgic vibe. This contest has Juan Guzman on the bump in front of 51,335 fans at the Skydome as the Blue Jays punch their ticket to their first World Series in franchise history.
Sportsnet is giving us an off-day on Wednesday but returns on Thursday with another classic.
Thursday evening at 10 pm eastern Game 1 of the 1992 World Series versus the Atlanta Braves will be aired. The game features a pitching duel between Jack Morris and Tom Glavine as the Blue Jays get their first taste of World Series baseball.
Friday evening is another day off with the final game of the week airing on Saturday at 1 pm.
This game choice is somewhat puzzling as Sportsnet has decided to air the debut of Troy Tulowitzki. The game is from July 29th, 2015 when the Jays visited the Philadelphia Phillies following the blockbuster trade with the Colorado Rockies. Tulo makes his debut and has a big game leading his new team to victory.
According to Hazel Mae of Sportsnet, the station plans on airing the remainder of the 1992 playoff World Series games along with the 1993 World Series in its entirety, however, dates and times are still being finalized.
Classic baseball is better than no baseball, good on Sportsnet for stepping up and providing fans with something to satisfy their Blue Jays appetite.