|Edwin Encarnacion (left) and Jose Bautista in the most beautiful pic I've ever seen|
Photo Credit: Mark Blinch (@MBlinch)
The day of the opener, I was driving home from Cornwall, hoping to dodge traffic and get back in time to see R.A. Dickey pitch for the first time in a blue and white uniform. Once I arrived, it was the top of the fifth with the score 2-1 for the visiting Cleveland Indians. Then, seconds after I sat down and watched my first at-bat, Asdrubal Cabrera crushed a two-run home run into a sea of Jays shirts and jerseys. The Skydome was silent. Dickey's face was stone. "It's only one game, it's only one game, it's only one game" was on permanent loop in every fan's head. Starting 0-1 means you can be .500 in less than 24 hours.
Little did I know that beginning the season 0-0 would be the closest the team would get to .500 until June 21st.
If you were to tell the guy who drove home from Cornwall on opening day that, on July 30th, the Jays were going to be last place in the AL East with a 48-57 record, well...