As you can see in the video above, which Parkes posted over at Getting Blanked, everybody had a hell of a time on Thursday afternoon, evening, and night, as the Jays and Clevelands broke the five-hour barrier.
What you’re seeing above is, of course, the moment when Edwin Encarnacion somehow didn’t put the Jays ahead in the ninth inning, missing a home run by inches, but tying the game with a two-run double. It’s referenced in an interesting Toronto Star piece from Brendan Kennedy this morning, which is all about… well… us, basically. Not DJF, that is, but the “young and irreverent, smart and sarcastic” new breed of fans who will “dissect a player’s heat map in one breath, and his facial hair in the next,” who “favour blogs and Twitter over radio call-in shows,” and “hold baseball book clubs and trivia nights, and seem to root as much for the team’s progressive general manager — who at 34 is part of their demographic — as the players on the field.”
It was great to be a part of it. Thanks to everyone who came out.
And if you couldn’t be there, or you just want to relive even more, here we’ve got the audio from our pre-game Live Stream Piss-Party Panderfest for your listening pleasure.
Alternately, you can download the mp3 right here. Also: consider this your DJF podcast for the week. It was just too busy late last week and over Easter weekend to get properly organized. (Read: Still waiting, Jay…)