August 23, 2008

Jason Bay And Playing In Canada
For Jason Bay, Friday's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre represented a homecoming of sorts. Bay, a native of Canada, was playing his first Major League game on his home country's soil.
There was some debate over this, however.

Last night, I quoted a post from a Blue Jays game thread (linked by ish here) insulting Buffy for repeating that info:
Campbell: "This is Jason Bay's first big league game in Canada. Hard to believe since he was in the majors in 2004 when the Expos were still around. You have to trust the information the Red Sox give you."

Do you, Jamie? You could do that, or you could also go to a series of tubes called "The Internets" and find that his first big league game in Canada was July 9, 2004 against the Expos.

Crack work, JC
BR lists that series as being played "at Montreal"; Bay went 4-for-5, with two home runs and a double in the first game.

However, upon further inspection, we learn that those games were played at Estadio Hiram Bithorn in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Expos did not play all of their 2003 and 2004 home games in Montreal.

So it's true -- Jason Bay played his first major league game in his native country last night.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I live for posts like this.