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Blue Jays: Joe Carter trolls Jays Twitter and hilarity ensues

TORONTO - 1996: Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on during an MLB game at Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the 1996 season. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
TORONTO - 1996: Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on during an MLB game at Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the 1996 season. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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At a time when there isn’t a whole lot of great news about baseball, Joe Carter trolling the Blue Jays twitter account is what we needed to see.

I was having a hard time scrolling through my Twitter account yesterday, what with all of the angry baseball writers and fans expressing their opinions about the state of the 2020 season. I definitely feel the same way as the majority, but it’s definitely a depressing thing to read over and over.

Then along came Joe Carter to save the day, at least for me. He’s not all that active on Twitter these days, but he popped on to the social media platform to give me a laugh, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.

The Blue Jays twitter account has been putting out trivia questions about the team over the last few months, and yesterday they posed one that fans might not have known right away. The question was: “Who is our all-time leader in sacrifice flies?”

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Before I had a chance to even think about it, I noticed that Carter had chimed in with a response, and that was far more entertaining anyway. Carter tweeted a response of, “Mmmmmm it could be Jumpin Joe”, followed by laughter and thumbs up emojis. Of course, Carter wasn’t just spoiling the question for the Jays twitter account, he was speaking the truth.

The former Blue Jay great leads the franchise with 65 sacrifice flies in a Blue Jays uniform. He played in Toronto from 1991-1997, and it was a very successful stretch for both him and the team. They of course won back to back World Series championships in 1992-93, culminating with Carter’s infamous walk-off home run in 1993 against Mitch Williams and the Phillies.

That stretch also included five All-Star appearances, two Silver Slugger awards, and he received MVP votes in four different seasons, finishing as high as third in 1992. In all, Carter finished his Blue Jays tenure hitting .257/.308/.473 with 203 home runs, 736 RBI, 218 doubles, 78 stolen bases, and yes, 65 sacrifice flies.

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Carter was my favourite player when I was growing up, and at a time when the world could use a laugh, he’s still finding a way to bring a smile to my face.

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