Things were different

By the time I turned 11, I was still a huge fan of the Jays. My walls were covered in posters and I would lie in bed at night and just fantasize about playing in the World Series or hitting a grand slam or even …

Oops!

My dad rarely ever grounded me. I got in huge trouble for playing on¬†fallen trees.¬†He and I got along well and pretty much he would let me off anything but he didn’t this time.

We had a big storm in our city …

Practicing with my dad

I wanted to bad to play baseball in the summers. My dad would always say I couldn’t because we didn’t have any money. I didn’t think that was fair. I wanted to play. I knew I could be the best player and make it to …

My first Jays game

My dad fell on some hard times after losing his job. He’d worked for 14 years at a company that made washing machines. I remember a lot of people were really upset by losing their job. My dad just watched a lot of TV and …

My first Jays hat

It was my fifth birthday. And it was one of the most memorable in my life. It was the first birthday where my mom wasn’t around. She had sent a card for my birthday but she wasn’t here. I was missing her so badly that …

A passion born

I love my team. Toronto Blue Jays. I know most people don’t like them. They like the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees or Oakland A’s. I love the Jays.

I’m not sure how old I was when I started liking them. …