Things To Expect When You Go See A Toronto Blue Jays Game

We bleed blue and white in the summer too.
Things To Expect When You Go See A Toronto Blue Jays Game

Toronto loves its sports. Even though not all of our teams are doing as well as we would hope (lookin’ at you Leafs) it’s still fun to experience the pure ecstasy of the game in person. And since summer is wriggling it’s way back into our lives, it’s time to put down the hockey stick and pick up the baseball bat.

That’s right, the Jays are back in business! If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a Jays game, take a look at this guide to acquaint yourself.

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1. The Outfit

There is a constant push and pull on whether to look cute or comfy. You’ve gotta wear your Jays cap, that’s not even a question. But do you opt for your brothers’ over-sized world series shirt, which kinda makes you look like a blob? Or those white pants that make your butt look great BUT are in constant danger of getting beer spilled on them.


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Photo cred – Wikimedia Commons

2. Travel With Your People

Nothing makes you more pumped for a game than riding the rocket with your blue clad crew. On game day the subway is alive with excited fans heading down early to watch batting practice.


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Photo cred – Toronto Sun

3. Avoid The Scalpers

Seriously. Pull your hat down and walk away. Don’t even acknowledge them, because if you do they’ll never let you leave unscathed.


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Photo cred – James G

4. Street Meat

Hot dogs and baseball: A match in the same realm as pb & j and chocolate and red wine. Lucky for us, Toronto street meat is the bomb.com especially those vendors that hang around the Rogers Center.


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Photo cred – Blue Jay Hunter

5. Take Advantage Of Free Stuff

One of the best parts of going to a Jays game is the knowledge you’ll leave with a bunch of free stuff. T-shirts, cowboy hats, water bottles, you get the gist. But the best freebee of all? The bobble heads of course. Who doesn’t want to have a disproportionate Bautista figurine to brighten up their lives?


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Photo cred – Elyse Morana

6. Beer And Nachos.

Yes I know you just had a hot dog, but c’mon. You’re watching an American made sport. The least you can do is indulge in some true blue, USA style gluttony.


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Photo cred – Toronto Star

7. Go Crazy For The First Pitch

It probably won’t be someone famous making that first throw, but it’s fun all the same. Especially when they get a cute lil kid to make the pitch.


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8. Become A Heckler

They’re loud, passionate, and arguably participate in “the wave” with way too much enthusiasm, but we love them to pieces. Hell, don’t deny it, you’re probably guilty of heckling yourself. But don’t be embarrassed about it, everyone is a hot mess at a Jays game.


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9. Ignore The Scoreboard

Who has the time to keep up with all the innings and player info? I’m busy getting drunk over here.


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Photo cred – Eye Candy

10. Popcorn Armageddon

When you’re in a stadium packed with thousands of people who are drunk and clumsy, you’d think someone would’ve thought to keep messy food away. But alas, that is not the case for the Rogers Center. It’s rare I go to a Jays game and don’t get popcorn spilled down my back.


Toronto Blue Jays home opener against the Cleveland Indians

Photo cred – The Rock Report

11. Then If The Jays Win…

Prepare for the crazies to be let loose. You’re probably going to experience the most rowdy subway ride home.


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Photo cred – CBC Sports

12. But If They Loose.

There will be a lot of grumbling on the commute home, but Jays fans are always hopeful that our boys will do better next time!


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Photo cred – CTV News

13. More Beer

Because beer.

Selina Da Silva

Selina Da Silva is a Media Production student at Ryerson University. She likes talking during movies and tv shows so it's hard to watch anything with her. She also likes things that sparkle, her love for dogs is so great it makes her cry, and she's always thinking about food.
Things To Expect When You Go See A Toronto Blue Jays Game