Posted tagged ‘summer’

Hiatus

August 27, 2018

Inspired by Mr. Zwelling’s account of Mr. Axford’s summer of 2017

Going home

to see my children

Going home

because I have been released

Going home

for an extended break

Letting go

as I sit on the couch

distancing myself from exercise,

the life I have experienced,

stress and doubt

I will take my children to a game,

paying for our own tickets

We will sit behind the bullpen

The same bullpen I once sat in

We will eat hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches,

as I disconnect from my competitive spirit

Remarkable

how I have never watched the game,

only participated

My return will be determined at a later time

For now,

I am not a bullpen arm

I am Father, son, partner

ER

Spring Training Approaches

February 18, 2016

Hello Dunedin
Optimism has returned
Like the warm sunshine

ER

Retro Blue Jays – 8mm Style

August 21, 2014

 

Posted by Travis Doucette.

This clip speaks for itself: 8mm footage of a 1978 regular season game.

It was an afternoon affair, played at Exhibition Stadium. The Kansas City Royals were the opponents and it appears the weather was nice and sunny.

When I came across this clip, I was excited to track down the game’s stat sheet on Baseball-Reference.com. Unfortunately, someone in the comment section did the work for me. After doing some of my own research, I can confirm the match took place on August 13, 1978. The Blue Jays needed 10 innings to beat the Royals, 3-2.

My favourite part of the clip occurs at the 1:05 mark. Yes, that is none other than Alan Ashby chasing a ball to the back stop.

The footage is a unique time capsule. When it was filmed, the Jays were in their second year of existence. They were a young franchise with a developing fan base.  This clip features more than some random, late-70s baseball game. It captures the starting point of what will be an exciting journey.

Remember, it’s 1978, not 2014. There are no expectations. No one is yearning for a return to the glory years because they haven’t happened yet. The fans are far from being frustrated. They are just simply enjoying the moment.

You can’t ignore the late-70s fashion either. Oh, the fashion.

Eric aka @TheHek


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