The 2023 Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs show many similarities to each other

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Style of Play

We have to all admit, both the Leafs and Jays are at times unpredictable in terms of what they do. They can be amazing and firing on all cylinders one game, and then lay an egg against a bottom feeder in another. In addition, they both like to play down to their opponent’s abilities, sometimes frustrating fans and viewers why they create such unnecessary stress. As a result, watching some of their games can sometimes create high anxiety and tension, leading to great fascinating joy or dire heartbreak at times.  

But one thing is for sure, they both have the flair for the dramatic comeback whenever they feel like turning the switch up a notch, as seen from the Leafs’ playoff Game 4 comeback from 4-1 to win 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Lightning, and when the Jays stormed back from down 6-0 to the Los Angeles Angels to win 12-11 back on April 9th. 

In the end, after some ups and downs and bumps in the road, they would always still end up posting a winning record for the season despite some lack of consistency in their play.