Opening Day. A fresh start. A moment to look forward and celebrate that which could be, would be, should be . . . will be. And now, thanks to a special DJF/Getting Blanked collaboration, it’s a time for those living in Toronto to take the afternoon off work, and head on down to the heart of hipsterville to enjoy a very special live live stream ahead of the first game of the Blue Jays’ 2012 season.

The technical stuff needed to make it happen has been tested out, so we can now officially confirm that all systems are go for an extra-special DJF/Getting Blanked pre-game broadcast live from Opera Bob’s Public House at Dundas and Ossington, just before the Blue Jays’ Opening Day tilt against the Cleveland Indians next Thursday, April 5th.

So, come on down to finally confront Andrew Stoeten, ask Drew Fairservice for fantasy baseball advice and buy yours truly a drink, as we run a live stream on location from the bar starting at 2:30 PM ET, up until the 3:05 PM first pitch. Then, once the game starts, we’ll stick around to watch the game and enjoy all that Opera Bob’s has to offer in terms of libation.

Keep following the blog for more details, use the Facebook invite to tell us you’re coming, and most importantly, start making your excuses – illness, death in the family, serious baseball addiction – to come join us on Thursday afternoon for the first real game of the season. It can’t help but be a good time.