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07/25/2013

Toronto Blue Jays games 99 &100, it was like Déjà Jay, er, vu.

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

"It's like déjà vu all over again."

                                        -Yogi Berra

If you missed the Blue Jays 99th game of the season, you need not have worried, the Jays offered up a rerun for game 100.

The two games were almost identical, the Los Angels Dodgers jump out to am early lead, Jays come back, Dodgers come back and win.

If the fans on that emotional roller coaster that ends with a puch to the solar plexus noticed it, photographers notice it too.

But we have the added stress that game story is being re-written by the half inning in a game that is well into its fourth hour.

The pressure to file is tempered by the fact that we fear being stuck under the stands missing a pivotal play.

Here are the two games in photos,

Déjà vu - Brett Lawrie's pregame stretch

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Blue Jays game 100

 

Déjà vu - An executive throws the first pitch.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed throws out the first pitch.

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Blue Jays game 100 - David Mirvish throws out the first pitch.

 

Déjà vu - Someone spitting

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Blue Jays game 99 - Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu spits some seeds.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Brett Lawrie spits in the dugout.

 

Déjà vu - Early Jays success

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Blue Jays game 99 - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Todd Redmond.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig unsuccessfully jumps for Mark DeRosa's fourth inning homer.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus makes a catch on the warning track.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Mark DeRosa is congratulated by Brett Lawrie after his fourth inning homer.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford can only watch as fans catch Jose Bautista's fifth inning home run.

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Blue Jays game 99 -  Jose Reyes celebrates his sixth inning home run with Jose Bautista.

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Blue Jays Game 99 - Home plare umpire Mike Everitt winds up to punch out Andre Ethier at home as J.P. Arencibia holds up the ball.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Brett Lawrie makes a diving stop on Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe.

 

Déjà vu - The visitors come back.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Colby Rasmus misplays a bloop single by Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier allowing Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig to score.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Brett Lawrie flies out on a bunt attempt in the ninth inning failing to advance the runner.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Brett Lawrie leaves the field after making the last out of the game on a long fly ball with two runners on base.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Adrian Gonzalez celebrates his eighth inning three run homer.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis hit the game winning home run in the tenth inning.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Rajai Davis just misses robbing Yasiel Puig of a tenth inning homer.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Fans try to catch a foul ball.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Yasiel Puig celebrates his tenth inning homer.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Jose Bautista hangs his head in right field after Yasiel Puig's tenth inning homer.

 

Déjà vu - Fans, shock and anger.

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Blue Jays game 100 - Fans react to the Jays horrible tenth inning.

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Blue Jays game 99 - Thankfully nobody rioted.

 

 

 

 

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