24 Jun

Going For 12 In A Row

Posted in News on 24.06.13 by John Meloche

jaysSince April, the Synergy Marketing Blog has been following the Toronto Blue Jays baseball season. Being headquartered in Toronto means that our staff is comprised of many a Blue Jays fan. But the news hasn’t been so good for the better part of the past three months. For the most part, any blog dedicated to the Blue Jays has centered on the team’s disappointing performance.

Well, things have certainly changed! At present, the Blue Jays are enjoying an 11-game winning streak. This is not only a monumental achievement for the team this season, it’s a huge accomplishment for the history of the franchise. If the Jays win their game tonight, they will have pulled off the first-ever 12-game winning streak in the history of the club.

“It’s unbelievable,” commented one of our sales staff this morning, “So many fans had already lost hope in the season. Now, the Jays are playing the best baseball in the entire league. Tonight’s series is super important too. Beating the Tampa Bay Rays means that we would finally leapfrog ourselves out of last place in the American League East. If you’re not excited about tonight, you simply don’t like sports.”

Our staff member is correct. The Jays are now sitting two games above .500 for the first time all season. That currently puts them in a tie with Tampa Bay. Less than two weeks ago, the Jays seemed completely out of the picture. Today, they are just five games behind the first place Boston Red Sox – a team they will play after the series with the Rays concludes.

“This is definitely the most exciting part of the season so far,” mentioned another member of our team, “These series couldn’t have come at a better time. We just swept (the) Baltimore (Orioles, another team in the same division) and now we have a chance to do the same against the Rays and the Sox. We could end up in first place by this time next week!”

Another correct statement. Clearly, things are heating up in Toronto thanks to the newly invigorated Blue Jays team. The city, which is widely known for its love for hockey, has seemingly gotten over the sting of the Toronto Maple Leafs being ousted from the playoffs. Well, perhaps not completely. A Chicago Blackhawks win tonight against the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals may help.

The Bruins, of course, are the team that bested the Leafs in their opening round series. It took seven games and an overtime comeback for Boston to end the hopes of Toronto hockey fans. Perhaps, the Jays are setting the city up for a little revenge. “It would be amazing if the Jays knock Boston out of first,” said our first rep, “It would make all the pain we got because of the Leafs all worth it.”

Will the Jays be able to pull off a record-breaking 12th straight win tonight? Baseball fans all over Toronto – and arguably Canada – sure hope so. Here’s hoping our future Blue Jays blogs will be commenting on a first place team. At the very least, we’re hoping the Jays will be the competitive playoff-bound team they were expected to be at the beginning of the season.

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