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09/29/2013

Tribute to the fans that rode the Toronto Blue Jays roller coaster of a season.

Remember Opening Day, so much promise,

 

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DAVID COOPER - Captain Blue Jays - aka - Warren Baxter of Oakville gets ready for the game as  the Toronto Blue Jays play their home opener against the Cleveland Indians.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Pam McFater (left) and Lisa Mountain, both from Pickering pose for a photo on the way into the game.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - A young fan narrowly misses out on a souvenir during batting practice before the home opener.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - A fan tumbles out of the seats as Melky Cabrera chases down a ball in foul territory during MLB action on Opening Night at Rogers Centre between Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians.

 

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RICK MADONIK - A young Toronto Blue Jays fan chomps on a popsicle but has his glove ready just in case during Major League Baseball action between Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays, May 5, 2013.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Blue Jays got some comic relief when a fan ran out and slid into second base then tried to climb the centre field fence to get away with the Sox leading 13-0, April 7, 2013.

 

The Hot Corner

Fans along the third baseline have to be just as aware as the players

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - A group of fans reach out for a foul ball as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Chicago White Sox, April 15, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL -  One fan outreaches another  as  the Toronto Blue Jays lose 11-1 to the Detroit Tigers,  July 4, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - The third base ball boy denies fans a souvenir as the Toronto Blue Jays lose the Baltimore Orioles 3-1,  September 15, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion's foul ball sends fans looking for cover during the fourth inning as the Toronto Blue play the Houston Astros,   July 25, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Fans reach for a ball as the Toronto Blue play the Houston Astros,   July 25, 2013.  

 

Signs

 

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DAVID COOPER - Tims Smart, a Yankee's fan, with his son Rhys Smart, who turned six, came to the game from  their home in St. Thomas looking for an autograph, April 19, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - A fan celebrates in the dying moments of the game. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 in the fourth straight win. May 26, 2013.

 

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RANDY RISLING - A fan waves a flag in a condo overlooking the Rogers Centre as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Minnesota Twins  at the Rogers Centre on July 6, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - A J.P. Arencibia fan lets her feelings be known as the Toronto Blue Jays lose 11-1 to the Detroit Tigers,  July 4, 2013.  

 

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DAVID COOPER - Thousands of school children filled the stands at the Rogers Centre during  the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves May 28, 2013. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Jays fans love Wang. Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's fans celebrate as the Toronto Blue Jays extend their win streak to ten games with a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles,  June 22, 2013.  

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Montreal Expos fans in the outfield as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre on July 20, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Jays fans are frustrated with the season as the  Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9, July 23, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Cooler heads. A jays fan finds a good way to beat the heat on free cooler bag day. The Toronto Blue Jays took on the Houston Astros, July 28, 2013.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Jays fans with some unconventional headdress for the Canada Day game. Toronto Blue Jays versus Detroit Tigers, on Canada Day, July 1, 2013. Jays won 8-3.

 

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DAVID COOPER - A Jays fan cheers in extra innings before Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista  hits a broken bat single to right scoring Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus  as the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in 10 innings,  May 22, 2013.

 

 

Sore hands and souvenirs.

Whoever makes first contact does not always end up with the ball. 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Fans reach for a foul ball during MLB action on Opening Night at Rogers Centre between Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

 

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VINCE TALOTTA -  Toronto Blue Jays fans try to catch a foul ball during a game against the New York Yankees, April 19, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - The bat of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion flies out of his hands and into the crowd in the first inning. The Toronto Blue Jays took on the Baltimore Orioles, May 26, 2013. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Fans reach for a foul ball as the  Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 in 10 innings  at the Rogers Centre in Toronto,  July 24, 2013. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Fans reach for a foul ball as the the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Oakland Athletics 5-1,   August 12, 2013.  

 

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RICK MADONIK - Fans tussle for a fly ball in the stands.  Toronto Blue Jays hosted the New York Yankees, August 27, 2013. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL -  Fans battle for a foul ball as the  Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees  2-0  at Rogers Centre in Toronto,  September 17, 2013.

 

Fan interaction

 

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RICK MADONIK - Jays Manager John Gibbons tosses some balls to fans after the game. Toronto Blue Jays beat the  Detroit Tigers 8-3, on Canada Day, July 1, 2013.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Jays right fielder Jose Bautista probably could have made an out on the play if it weren't for the fan with a glove who snagged the ball. Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Detroit Tigers 6-2, July 3, 2013.

 

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TARA WALTON -  Fans react to a close ball as Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt makes a catch on Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista's foul, August 11, 2013.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Baltimore's Nate McLouth chases down a foul hit ball and ends up in the stands, April 22, 2013.

 

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And comes up with the ball! April 22, 2013.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen receives an ovation from the crowd after he bare handed the ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and threw him out at first to end the game as the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3, September 14, 2013.

 

Season slips away

 

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STEVE RUSSELL -  A fan gives Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia a hard time in the fifth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays play the Detroit Tigers,  July 4, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Fans react to the Jays horrible tenth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 in 10 innings,   July 24, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - In the first inning, the large crowds of the first few games are gone. The Toronto Blue Jays play the Chicago White Sox, April 16, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Xander Cleaves, 8, is not too pleased with the outcome of the Opening Night game  at Rogers Centre between Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, April 2, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - A fan grabs a few winks before he start of the game. The Toronto  Blue Jays took on the New York Yankees in their second of three games in Toronto. September 18, 2013. 

 

TORONTO BLUE JAY PHOTO BLOGS FROM THE 2013 SEASON

Opening day

John Farrell returns

Déjà jay

Riviera saves the game

 

 

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Brilliant images showing the intensity and fun of the game, especially like the image with the Nikon camera poster in the background, works so well!

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