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#1 G-Man

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

I have been enjoying the series between the M's and the Jays, mostly because the M's have been playing so well but I am interested in fan allegiances as it seems fairly divided in Victoria. I personally can't imagine supporting a team from practically another country (Ontario) but the Jays seem to have their fans here. 

 

Also it seems that the M's don't do very much promotion in town and it is hard to listen into a game unless you can pick-up one of the Seattle radio stations. Why? 


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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

It's like the Leafs. Why would anyone support the Leafs?


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

True. I find it odd to support a team 3000 kms away over a team 80km away but there are Leaf fans here too aren't there...

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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Technically speaking our allegiance in Victoria should be for the Red Wings.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

All bets off when someone leaves you.

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#6 lanforod

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

It is still the only MLB team in Canada. For now anyways.

#7 D.L.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:30 PM

Blue Jays over the Mariners any day!



#8 Wayne

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

As a huge Jays and M fan,should be a no brainer to be fans of either team.

If you love baseball and were around in the 90s, the Jays were huge. All non bandwagon fans will still love the Jays.

Growing up on the west coast, it is easy to be a fan of the M's (and Seahawks).

But shocked how easily the M's are handling the Jays. Game 3 starts in mins.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

I just can't support a team from the outside Cascadia..

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:45 AM

^^ I agree with Wayne. It was hard not to be swept up in the Jays run in the early 90's and the Expos' stellar team pre-lockout.

Also, keep in mind how many of us that now live on the coast came from (or lived at one time in) other places, like Ontario.

If you were born and raised here I understand supporting the M's over the Jays.



#11 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:36 AM

http://news.national...ry-network-says

 

Toronto Blue Jays-New York Yankees opener the most watched program in Sportsnet history, network says

 

TORONTO — Sportsnet says an average of 2.03 million viewers tuned in to Friday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, making it the most-watched program in the network’s history.

 

In a release, Sportsnet says audience levels peaked at 3.14 million in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Jays’ 4-3 loss.

 

Sportsnet says its previous most-watched program was the 2014-15 NHL season opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, which delivered an average audience of 2.01 million.

 



#12 Wayne

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:14 PM

 

That was a great game (minus them losing).



#13 LJ

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:51 PM

1 BJ is better than 9 Yanks.


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#14 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:53 PM

We won tonight.



#15 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 07:51 AM

They are selling out home games, that does not happen very often does it?



#16 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 07:56 AM

They are selling out home games, that does not happen very often does it?

 

 

I do not understand the win marker here, it's too low in almost every season... EDIT:  Oh, I guess it could be "wins in a game with over 40,000 in attendance"blue-jays-games-with-more-than-40000-att



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:39 AM

Just don't get the Blue Jay thing and I was born in Toronto. There must be 15 teams that are closer to us.

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#18 Wayne

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

Good to see the Blue Jays win today.



#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:40 PM

That was the craziest game I've ever seen. Period. Holy.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 05:15 PM

Best home run swagger ever by Bautista!!


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