Blue Jays in Town

In spring training, we and the Blue Jays are neighbors.  Clearwater is our home and Toronto trains in Dunedin, about 5 minutes north.

We’ve played a ton of spring training games against the Blue Jays.  That doesn’t include the world-famous “B” games. 

Toronto begins a three-game Citizens Bank Park visit tonight.  There are still tickets available for tonight and tomorrow but Thursday’s Citizens Bank Businessperson’s Special is sold out.

In 24 previous interleague games, the slate is even, 12-12. At Citizens Bank Park, same story, 3-3.  Two years ago here some guy named Matt Stairs homered in each game for the Blue Jays.

Toronto’s three games over .500 but scuffling.  They’ve dropped four straight and are 0-6 against the N. L. (Braves and Marlins).

Blue Jays lead the majors with 633 hits and 145 doubles.  Defensively, a stingy 26 errors, two more than us.

National TV
ESPN tomorrow night but blocked out in the Philadelphia area.

Attendance
Phillies are third in the N. L. in total attendance (1,266,090) and first in average (43,658).

In addition to packing ‘em in Citizens Bank Park, tours of the Phillies home are booming.  We’ve just went over the 75,000 mark since the park opened in 2004.  Information on tours: phillies.com or the phone center (215 463-1000).

A Year Ago
Pretty much the same, 41-30, first place, three games up.

 

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