Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays finally ended the longest active postseason drought in Major League Baseball on Wednesday night and fans and players alike have been indulging in some raucous celebrations. Well, raucous by Canadian standards maybe.
Perhaps you’re familiar with the widely held belief that Canadians are largely overly polite and respectful – not exactly a damning stereotype but nonetheless, it’s an attribute that is mocked from time to time by many here in the states.
Blue Jays fans have definitely done nothing to dispel that notion thanks to a video taken of them celebrating their stunning 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers to send them to the American League Championship Series.
As you can see in the video, fans flood to the center of an intersection and begin jumping up and down joyously in celebration of their team’s win. Then, the traffic light changes from red to green, and amazingly, the fans all disperse without any threat from nearby cops or any enraged motorists honking and screaming, ‘Hey, (expletive). move it!’
The day this happens in New York City… or any American city for that matter.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for either of his other three teams.