Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by Michael Silverm » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 15:14:40


It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic
Candians post to rsb saying how *Canada* won the Series, or that
*Canada* is better then the U.S. now that a *Canadian* team is
World Champs.

Points to consider:

1. There are no Canadian on the Blue Jays.

2. Since an American team has won the previous 89 world series, does
this mean that the USA is better than Canada?

of course not! All that Tornto winning the Series means is that the
Toronto Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year. Nothing
further. Canada has nothing to do with this. The United States has nothing
to do with this.

--

"One likes to believe in the freedom of baseball" - Geddy Lee

 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by NAVA ALEXAND » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 15:27:40

Quote:

>It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic
>Candians post to rsb saying how *Canada* won the Series, or that
>*Canada* is better then the U.S. now that a *Canadian* team is
>World Champs.

>Points to consider:

>1. There are no Canadian on the Blue Jays.

>2. Since an American team has won the previous 89 world series, does
>this mean that the USA is better than Canada?

>of course not! All that Tornto winning the Series means is that the
>Toronto Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year. Nothing
>further. Canada has nothing to do with this. The United States has nothing
>to do with this.

>Maybe the FOUR MILLION CANADIANS who packed Skydome and supported our

team, supported the player's payroll, and supported the players have
nothing to do with the BLUEJAY's SUCCESS.  Don't be bitter you cub fan,
you'll always have da bears.

proud to be Canadian
alex nava
comp eng 9T4

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>"One likes to believe in the freedom of baseball" - Geddy Lee


 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by Roger Mayna » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 15:53:11


Quote:
>It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic
>Candians post to rsb saying how *Canada* won the Series, or that
>*Canada* is better then the U.S. now that a *Canadian* team is
>World Champs.
>Points to consider:
>1. There are no Canadian on the Blue Jays.
>2. Since an American team has won the previous 89 world series, does
>this mean that the USA is better than Canada?
>of course not! All that Tornto winning the Series means is that the
>Toronto Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year. Nothing
>further. Canada has nothing to do with this. The United States has nothing
>to do with this.

This has GOT to be more obnoxious than anything I ever wrote...why don't
you at least wait for the posters before you start dumping on Canadian
fans.

rm

--
roger maynard                       Those who take too seriously any posting

                                    horizons a little bit.

 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by Peter John Han » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 16:16:10

Quote:

>It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic
>Candians post to rsb saying how *Canada* won the Series, or that
>*Canada* is better then the U.S. now that a *Canadian* team is
>World Champs.

>Points to consider:

>1. There are no Canadian on the Blue Jays.

>2. Since an American team has won the previous 89 world series, does
>this mean that the USA is better than Canada?

>of course not! All that Tornto winning the Series means is that the
>Toronto Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year. Nothing
>further. Canada has nothing to do with this. The United States has nothing
>to do with this.

If Atlanta had won the World Series would people from Atlanta say they
had won the series?  How many players on Atlanta are actually from
Atlanta?  There are only two teams from Canada in the Major Leagues,
one in each league and they both have followings across this country .
. . The Red Sox are New England's team and the Jays are Canada's.

WE WON!! YEAH!!!!!

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>"One likes to believe in the freedom of baseball" - Geddy Lee

 
 
 

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Post by Peter John Han » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 16:21:06

Quote:

>It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic
>Candians post to rsb saying how *Canada* won the Series, or that
>*Canada* is better then the U.S. now that a *Canadian* team is
>World Champs.

[predictable argument deleted]

Quote:
>--

>"One likes to believe in the freedom of baseball" - Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee . . . a Canadian?
 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by Nelson » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 16:14:30

Quote:

>Maybe the FOUR MILLION CANADIANS who packed Skydome and supported our
>team, supported the player's payroll, and supported the players have
>nothing to do with the BLUEJAY's SUCCESS.  Don't be bitter you cub fan,
>you'll always have da bears.

Hmmm.  So, the United States "won" when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the
Stanley Cup?  And the Penguins did have *some* American players...

===============================================================================
GO CALIFORNIA ANGELS!
===============================================================================

 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by David H MacFarla » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 16:47:42

kinda says it all in the subject line, doesn't it?
 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by (Gerry Gryschuk » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 18:32:07


Quote:

>>Maybe the FOUR MILLION CANADIANS who packed Skydome and supported our
>>team, supported the player's payroll, and supported the players have
>>nothing to do with the BLUEJAY's SUCCESS.  Don't be bitter you cub fan,
>>you'll always have da bears.

> Hmmm.  So, the United States "won" when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the
> Stanley Cup?  And the Penguins did have *some* American players...

Nelson I expected better from you. So only Penguins fans in Pittsburgh
can celebrate the Stanley Cup win?

It's quite understandable that Americans may not understand the ties
one team can make across a country but I would think that you Nelson
and a number of others on the net might understand how a team could
grasp the imagination of a region, in this case a country.

Note I'm not saying this is a Canadian win, I'm saying Canadians as
a whole share in the good feeling of the win. They're two different
things, but maybe it's harder to understand then I thought.
--
Gerald Gryschuk            Saskatoon,Saskatchewan = a place with 9 months

Go Habs!!!                           (Maldonado is a bum.)

 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by Stephanie Moskal Fy » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 23:08:03

So if this has nothing at all to do with Canada, then how come all the
CBS announcers could talk about was that the World Series was won by a
team from outside the U.S., and how come I saw all those Jays singing
Oh Canada?

stephanie.

 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by breadner kenneth cecil joseph » Tue, 27 Oct 1992 01:56:05


Quote:

>>Maybe the FOUR MILLION CANADIANS who packed Skydome and supported our
>>team, supported the player's payroll, and supported the players have
>>nothing to do with the BLUEJAY's SUCCESS.  Don't be bitter you cub fan,
>>you'll always have da bears.

>Hmmm.  So, the United States "won" when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the
>Stanley Cup?  And the Penguins did have *some* American players...

I am going to try to set this thing straight. God knows it's futile, but I
always liked banging my head against walls.

Strangely enough, most of the posts I have seen claiming that the Blue Jays
aren't Canada's team come from Americans. I don't know what gives them the
right to claim this, since they do not live in Canada and have little to no
experience of things Canadian. (Like they care, but that's another topic.)
In the SkyDome entrance tunnel, there are literally thousands of messages of
love and support from Blue Jays fans--coast to coast.
Unless we are talking the Olympics, where each team competes by definition
for a nation, the number of citizens/foreigners on the team makes no
difference whatsoever to the team's nationality. The fan support does,
though.
Consider this: of the aforementioned messages in the SkyDome tunnel, NOT ONE
is from Quebec. This suggests several things. One, the Expos are Quebec's
team. If they had been in the World Series they would be Canada's team right
now, too. (Which would REALLY unify the country...)
Now, ask yourself: How many Quebecers are there on the Expos? Well, there's
one Canadian from B.C. Quebec is normally very French-Canadian oriented, of
course; in hockey, Pat Burns regularly got torched by the Montreal media for
"not playing his French players enough." But there are no French players on
the Expos.
Likewise, there are no Canadians on the Jays. But the team is owned by
Canadians, supported (moreso than any team in sports history!) by Canadians,
and paid for by Canadians.
It might be different if there were MLB teams in Vancouver, Edmonton,
Halifax, and so on. As it stands, there are only two teams for all of Canada
to root for. The Jays are one of them. And you'd have to go a long way this
morning to find somebody who doesn't think the Jays are Canadian enough to
be proud of.

--

Wilfrid Laurier Day Care Centre--oops, University, Waterloo, Ontario
These are my opinions, and all my professors think they are wrong.
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Post by Wayne Edwar » Tue, 27 Oct 1992 02:04:22


Quote:

> >Maybe the FOUR MILLION CANADIANS who packed Skydome and supported our
> >team, supported the player's payroll, and supported the players have
> >nothing to do with the BLUEJAY's SUCCESS.  Don't be bitter you cub fan,
> >you'll always have da bears.

> Hmmm.  So, the United States "won" when the Pittsburgh Penguins won the
> Stanley Cup?  And the Penguins did have *some* American players...

But the World Series has a special meaning for Canadians since there are only
two Canadian teams versus 24 American teams.  In hockey, the odds of a US
team winning are much more favo(u)rable since there are only 7 Canadian teams
and 15 American teams.  (Actually, now there is 8 vs 16.  However, when
Pittsburgh won last May, it was only 7 vs 15.)

As far as I am concerned, the Jays won but Canadians celebrated.  Baseball is
the game of >ALL< North Americans, not just Canadians OR Americans.

Quote:

> ===============================================================================
> GO CALIFORNIA ANGELS!
> ===============================================================================


Wayne
 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by David Steinm » Tue, 27 Oct 1992 01:58:16

Quote:

>It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic
>Candians post to rsb saying how *Canada* won the Series, or that
>*Canada* is better then the U.S. now that a *Canadian* team is
>World Champs.

It will be interesting to see how many jingoistic idiotic Americans
post to rsb...

Quote:
>1. There are no Canadian on the Blue Jays.

This has been argued to death.  Most teams are Latin American.

Quote:
>2 Since an American team has won the previous 89 world series, does
>this mean that the USA is better than Canada?

Well, since there were no Canadian teams in the MLB for almost 70 of those
years, it means the USA is only a little better than Canada.  And, of
course, just about every major US city is better than Chicago.

Quote:
>of course not! All that Tornto winning the Series means is that the
>Toronto Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year. Nothing
>further. Canada has nothing to do with this. The United States has nothing
>to do with this.

Tell that to *Canadian* fans, who are celebrating all across the country.
And you know what we're celebrating?  That the Jays won the World Series,
and that the Cubs play in Chicago.

Considering the years of snide comments hurled towards Canadian-based teams
from jerks like you, you bet the whole country is going to savor this, and
at your expense.
--
Dave!  Proud to share my name with the great Winfield.

 
 
 

Canada didn't win anything...Blue Jays did!

Post by David Steinm » Tue, 27 Oct 1992 02:48:59

Quote:

>I am kind of annoyed that the air waves are full of Blue Jays games, but
>Expos coverage in Ottawa, 120 miles from Montreal, is almost non-
>existant.  But I watched the Series anyway.

If the Expos had 10 winning seasons or even 4 Division championships, they'd
be "Canada's Team" too, and would also blight the airwaves.  People tend to
go with the winner, and the televised Jays games generate much more income
out West than the Expos would.

When the Expos get their act together (which may be quite soon), you'll see
more televised games west of the Ottawa river.
--