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#81 Daveyboy

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:49 PM

Gotta get me a pair of those shorts....



#82 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:50 PM

What's in YOUR freezer today? Turkeys?


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#83 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:30 PM

9-2 Jays



#84 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:31 PM

9-2 Jays

 

Donaldson bings one out of the park!


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#85 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:17 PM

10 - 2 in the 8th



#86 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:17 PM

Edwin with 2x homers.


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#87 Bingo

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:54 PM

1-1 tie going into extra innings.



#88 Bingo

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:05 PM

Seattle wins 2-1 in the 12th



#89 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:07 PM

That was pretty good.
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#90 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:33 PM

Dear Western Canadians:

 

Please go away.

 

Safeco Field served as home for the most important Mariners game of the season Monday night — maybe their most important in, oh, 15 years — and you turned the place into a Toronto Blue Jays fan fest. From the moment the gates opened until Roberto Osuna’s strikeout of Ben Gamel, the Jays basked in the kind of affection the Seahawks have come to expect at Three-and-Out Field.

 

The attendance Monday was 34,809. I was among the nine fans who didn’t wear a Blue Jays jersey. I sat in the left field bleachers with four friends who also didn’t wear a Blue Jays jersey.

 

By my reckoning, there were four other people, somewhere in Safeco Field, who didn’t spend a perfect night for playoff-race baseball rooting for the wrong team.

 

I saw my first major league game in 1962, and over the past 53 years have been to just about every park in both leagues. Never have I witnessed a contest where visiting fans occupied more than 99 percent of the seats.

 

What made the scene especially infuriating is how all the visiting fans paid attention, cheering the fourth-inning strike of a Mariners batter with the same gusto a borderline ball-two call given to a Jays hitter in the fifth inning. Every pitch mattered, as if something were at stake.

 

 

http://www.thenewstr...e103082277.html


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#91 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:45 PM

 

I saw my first major league game in 1962, and over the past 53 years have been to just about every park in both leagues. Never have I witnessed a contest where visiting fans occupied more than 99 percent of the seats.

 

Kingdome, early 1990s.



#92 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:46 PM

 

...the Jays basked in the kind of affection the Seahawks have come to expect at Three-and-Out Field.

 

He knows there are thousands of Canadians at those Seahawks games, right?



#93 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:48 PM

Kingdome, early 1990s.

 

The whole wearing of your team authentic jersey was not such a big thing 20+ years ago though.  It was likely harder to tell.


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#94 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:49 PM

 

Safeco Field served as home for the most important Mariners game of the season Monday night — maybe their most important in, oh, 15 years — and you turned the place into a Toronto Blue Jays fan fest...

The attendance Monday was 34,809.

 

Unimpressive attendance, and most of the fans that were there were there for the visiting team.



#95 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:50 PM

 

The whole wearing of your team authentic jersey was not such a big thing 20+ years ago though.  It was likely harder to tell.

 

Dude, it was the crowd noise that told you everything you needed to know.



#96 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:50 PM

And lest we forget, people were complaining about it back then, too.



#97 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:00 PM

Anyway, this sort of thing is hardly unique to the Blue Jays/Seattle. In recent years people have been complaining about large numbers of visiting Blackhawks fans in a few different markets.



#98 jonny

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:18 PM

Ummmmm, haven't you guys ever been to a Canucks game when the Leafs or Habs are in town?

 

It's pretty bad now, but I hear it was terrible in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

 

Dallas Cowboys fans 'travel' very well also.

 

Maybe not unique, but what happens in Seattle for three days a year is spectacular. It is literally like a Blue Jays home game in Toronto, except in a much nicer stadium and less stanky hot.

 

*shrug*

 

Somebody told me once that there are over 1,000 Seahawks season ticket holders from Victoria. No idea if it's true, but it wouldn't surprise me. Take the 7am ferry over to Vancouver on a game day and there are lots of people traveling over for the game.



#99 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:32 PM

Yep, the Leafs in other Canadian rinks, the Rangers in New Jersey, the Kings in Anaheim... Heck, Seahawks fans were noisy in other stadiums for a while there.



#100 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:42 PM

Another one that I just remembered: Vince Carter and the Raptors playing in Vancouver.



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