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Buffalo Local Trolls Toronto Baseball Fans; Blue Jays To Move Back To Toronto Soon?

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Earlier this evening during a Toronto Blue Jays game in Buffalo, a fan in the stands decided to to troll Toronto fans with the following sign:

First and foremost, the fans is referencing the fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL blew playoff series lead of 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens.

To add insult to injury, the fan felt the need to rub it in that Blue Jays are not allowed to play in Toronto due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since last year, the Blue Jays have played at their Triple A minor league affiliate’s stadium in Buffalo.

In an interview earlier today, Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro commented on a return to Toronto and bow the minor league affiliate stadium has adapted in thermos of renovations to suit the team’s and league’s needs.

“What I’ve come to recognize is, until the border is open, any proposal would have to deal with that and create a set of circumstances that allow cross-border travel for players, families and visiting teams,” Shapiro said. “And that’s not an easy thing to do. It’s not impossible, but it’s not an easy thing to do. I guess what I would suggest to you is that until the border is open, there are significant challenges with us returning to Toronto to play.”

“It’s a little overwhelming to walk in,” Shapiro said. “Our operations staff continues to over-exceed expectations and lead up to a pretty dramatic impact whenever we see the facility and come into a new facility in this transitional time.”

“I didn’t think they could do even a better job than they did last year but this place looks 1,000 times even better – and last year was good,” said manager Charlie Montoyo. “This year. It’s awesome. And what makes me happy is that all the players are happy with it.”

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