Friday, October 30

Blue Jays

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Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada – The Canadian News

TORONTO — The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. An official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Saturday the federal government has denied the request. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak ahead of the announcement. The team had been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Rogers Centre and was awaiting approval from Canada’s federal government. MLB needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least Aug. 21. Allowing games in Toronto would have mean...
Blue Jays, bubble, COVID-19, Local, Rogers Centre

What’s it like to be in the Blue Jays bubble? – CityNews Toronto

“You can’t take me out to the ball game, you can’t take me out with the crowd, nobodies eating peanuts or cracker jacks, all I care is if I ever get back, to let me root, root ,root for the home team.” That is a modified version of the classic song ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’ if we were to make it more 2020 appropriate. The Blue Jays are back in Toronto for their training camp and played their first intra-squad game on Thursday night. It’s an eerie feeling being inside the Rogers Centre with no fans, just a handful of media members and Blue Jays staff. Baseball fans know the sound, it’s soothing, the sound of the bat connecting with the ball and the energy that comes after the player and fans watch together the ball float over the wall. Bo Bichette hit the Jays first home ...