Blue Jays owners can learn from Raptors' run

Toronto Blue Jays fans stand during the seventh inning stretch against the Pittsburgh Pirates at...

Toronto Blue Jays fans stand during the seventh inning stretch against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, May 3, 2014. (JUSTIN K. ALLER/Getty Images/AFP)

Steve Buffery, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:27 PM ET

TORONTO - Let’s hope some mucky-muck Rogers executives had a chance to catch the magic surrounding the Raptors’ playoff run.

Even non-basketball types had to admit that the crowds in Maple Leaf Square and the intensity inside the Air Canada Centre for those games was incredible, proving that Toronto is a good basketball town.

But here’s the thing. There was time when T.O. (or T-Dot, or whatever hipsters call this place now) reacted in a similar way when the Blue Jays were doing good things. Back when the Jays were threatening to win World Series, the franchise set Major League records for attendance and the parades following the team’s championships were unprecedented for sports celebrations in this town. Getting a seat at the Rogers Centre was near impossible at times.


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