Blue Jays Hat-trick
The Blue Jays are playing unbelievable baseball as of late, and yesterday was an example of the reason why.
Edwin Encarnacion hit three home-runs, one of which was a grand-slam, he also had nine RBI (runs batted in) on the day to lead the Blue Jays to a 15-1 win over the Detroit (not so scary) Tigers. The most incredible part of yesterday’s dismantling took place after Edwin hit that third bomb, and the hats started flying from the stands onto the field. This practice is commonly seen at hockey games when one single individual scores three goals in a single game (a “hat-trick”) and as a sign of respect the fans throw their hats on the ice to honor the player and his/her effort throughout the game.
This was the first time in professional baseball that I’ve ever witnessed this and thankfully I was at the ballpark when it occurred. I want to acknowledge Blue Jay fans for being so supportive, and creative with their adaptation of a long time hockey tradition and its transition into the world of Major League Baseball. Good Luck Blue Jays fans, I hope your team continues to compel you to throw hats, scarves, and any other worldly possession you own onto the field.