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doublem23
05-11-2010, 04:16 PM
G-20 Summit in Toronto at the end of June conflicts with the global leader's conference in Toronto, so the Jays and MLB have decided to move the games, against the Phillies, to Citizens Bank Ballpark.

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/05/politics-wipes-out-halladays-return-to-toronto.html

Still will count as Jays home games, Jays will still bat last, and there will be a DH.

Rocky Soprano
05-11-2010, 04:19 PM
What happens to the Jays fans that bought tickets?

Marqhead
05-11-2010, 04:19 PM
This is worse than Cubs-Stros in Milwaukee.

WhiteSox5187
05-11-2010, 04:28 PM
This is worse than Cubs-Stros in Milwaukee.

That was at least postponed by a hurricane, this was an event that had been planned for months that the Jays (and the folks that make the MLB schedule) knew about and should have prepared for.

october23sp
05-11-2010, 04:29 PM
This is worse than Cubs-Stros in Milwaukee.

10x worse.

doublem23
05-11-2010, 04:32 PM
What happens to the Jays fans that bought tickets?

Depends on how they paid, but according to this they're getting refunds, not just "Jays Cash" refunds, either, but honest to goodness dollars or loonies or whatever they use up there.

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100511&content_id=9963194&vkey=news_tor&fext=.jsp&c_id=tor

LITTLE NELL
05-11-2010, 04:35 PM
What happens to the Jays take of the gate, do they get the home teams share? Considering that big crowds were expected that has to hurt the Jays if they don't get the home teams share.

asindc
05-11-2010, 04:44 PM
What happens to the Jays take of the gate, do they get the home teams share? Considering that big crowds were expected that has to hurt the Jays if they don't get the home teams share.

I can't imagine that they would not.

doublem23
05-11-2010, 04:47 PM
I can't imagine that they would not.

Considering how ****tily the Jays have been drawing this year, they might actually make a little more cash doing it this way.

samurai_sox
05-11-2010, 05:28 PM
Didn't the Marlins play a series (as the home team) in our park one time when there was a hurricane in Miami?

doublem23
05-11-2010, 06:43 PM
Didn't the Marlins play a series (as the home team) in our park one time when there was a hurricane in Miami?

Yes.

September 13 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200409130.shtml) and September 14 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200409140.shtml), 2004

DumpJerry
05-11-2010, 07:03 PM
What happens to the Jays take of the gate, do they get the home teams share? Considering that big crowds were expected that has to hurt the Jays if they don't get the home teams share.
According to The Score, they will get the home team split.

cards press box
05-11-2010, 07:07 PM
Yes.

September 13 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200409130.shtml) and September 14 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200409140.shtml), 2004

I was at the 9/13/04 game and it was a lot of fun. One sidenote: for the two games, Juan Pierre got six hits!

LoveYourSuit
05-11-2010, 07:34 PM
The Jays need to get the hell out of Canada.

october23sp
05-11-2010, 07:47 PM
I was at the 9/13/04 game and it was a lot of fun. One sidenote: for the two games, Juan Pierre got six hits!

One of 4,003.

Tragg
05-11-2010, 07:53 PM
wouldn't NL East foes object to this?

ewokpelts
05-12-2010, 01:44 PM
Why not have this series in a neutral location? Wrigley Field's open that weekend.

doublem23
05-12-2010, 01:57 PM
Why not have this series in a neutral location? Wrigley Field's open that weekend.

$$$

Jays probably stand to get a lot more cash from Phillies fans than they do from any neutral site.

ewokpelts
05-12-2010, 02:28 PM
$$$

Jays probably stand to get a lot more cash from Phillies fans than they do from any neutral site.still not a good move baseball wise

doublem23
05-12-2010, 02:48 PM
still not a good move baseball wise

I don't think they're worried about the competitive angle of things considering they're already buried by 3 teams that are much, much, much better than they are.

Bruizer
05-12-2010, 03:56 PM
I was at the 9/13/04 game and it was a lot of fun. One sidenote: for the two games, Juan Pierre got six hits!

I took my kids to that game too. Tickets were $10 and there were no assigned seats, so we had great seats. I think about 2,000 people showed up for that game. Parking was free, too!

Bru

Foulke You
05-12-2010, 04:06 PM
wouldn't NL East foes object to this?
I was wondering the same thing. I realize the Jays will be the "home" team and have last ABs but the Phillies hit very well in their own park and will have their own fans in the stands. Seems like a neutral site should have been selected to make it more fair to the NL East teams. I would imagine everyone had to sign off on this or it wouldn't have happened.

downstairs
05-12-2010, 04:50 PM
wouldn't NL East foes object to this?

A few Mets already have, but there's nothing they can do.

Also- The Phils and Jays are lobbying to play again next year so Roy Halliday can be given a nice send-off. Who knows... maybe they call the Phils the home team to make it somewhat even?

ewokpelts
05-13-2010, 09:57 AM
I took my kids to that game too. Tickets were $10 and there were no assigned seats, so we had great seats. I think about 2,000 people showed up for that game. Parking was free, too!

Bruit was 5k plus. the games did outdraw the rescheduled sox/phils game where thome and borchard hit some of the longest home runs in cell history.