I’m a diehard Toronto Blue Jays fan. I have loved the team since the mid 80s when I was first introduced to them. I grew up on Mosey, Barfield, George Bell and later on Alomar, Carter, Gruber and Olerud. Being in Pakistan, it makes it hard to follow them – especially given the timezone difference. I recently posted this on Reddit after Edwin scored his monster home-run against the Orioles in the 2016 AL Wildcard game.
I think I’ll start blogging more about Baseball more and my general musings.
We wake up at odd hours to watch games, we’re groggy in the mornings; our relationships are defined 6 months a year by the how the Blue Jays are playing that year. We find all sorts of weird ways to get merchandise, sometimes we rely on Jays fans to send us swag because for one odd reason or another our cards arent working internationally or doesn’t deliver to our homes.
Our friends and family think we’re strange because we follow a team that has no relevance to the place we’re living in. We find friends and fans online to watch games with. Our knowledge of baseball tends to be better than those in North America. We love the off-season as much as anyone else keeping up with the team. Trades excite us and there’s a good chance our phone is buzzing an alert at 3AM, waking us up all excited and our spouse/partner is equally annoyed by you running to the computer/tv to get moreread on