Where Were You When the Bat Flip Happened?

Tonight, the Toronto Blue Jays played the Texas Rangers in the final game of the American League Division Series, and after three and a half tense hours of baseball, the Jays were victorious, winning 6-3 in a sometimes random, sometimes ugly, but entirely exciting and ridiculous game of baseball.

The first half of the game was plain-Jane baseball with the Rangers scoring first and the Jays soon following. By the top of the 7th inning, things were starting to get nerve-wrecking. A bizarre go ahead run gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead, and then just when things seemed lost, the Rangers made three unforced errors, which led to the tying run scoring. At 3-3, the Jays, the fans, hell the entire city needed more, which is when Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer featuring his epic “how do you like me now?” bat flip to give the Jays a 6-3 lead.

The Jays are set to play in the American League Championship, which starts on Friday, against either the Kansas City Royals or the Houston Astros. As of right now, the Royals are leading 4-2 in the top of the seventh. The Jays haven’t been to the post-season since 1993, the year they won the World Series for the second time in two seasons. Could that be on the horizon?

In other epic sport news, Toronto FC has clinched a playoff berth with their win over the New York Red Bulls tonight at BMO Stadium. Good news all around for Toronto sports fans. I love our energy, I love our devotion, I love our pride, and I had the BEST time watching Game 5 at a packed bar in Downtown Toronto … the city, and players, will be partying tonight!