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Blue Jays fan assaulted by Jackie Robinson's "b"

Sep 6, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

This doesn’t happen every day:

A fan at the Toronto Blue Jays’ game was OK on Monday after being struck
in the right shoulder by a tumbling, metal “B” from a sign honoring
Jackie Robinson.

Could have been worse. While the Jays haven’t retired any numbers besides Robinson’s, they do have something called the “Level of Excellence” with past greats’ names posted on the fifth deck. The “Z” in Tony Fernandez is far more pointy than Robinson’s “B.”  It could have put someone’s eye out!

  1. Old Gator - Sep 6, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Hmmm. What are the Feather Lice doing “retiring” Jackie Robinson’s number? And I always thought that in Canada, the “b” stood for beaver.

  2. Buccofan - Sep 6, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Every team, including those not in existence during Robinson’s career, retired his #42 a decade or so back. Those wearing #42 then were allowed to keep wearing it until they retire, but no one else. Mariano Rivera is the last.

  3. Proudly Canadian - Sep 6, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    That logo has not been used for several years. It is time for you to do an update.

  4. Proudly Canadian - Sep 6, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Beaver pelts are still popular in Canada.

  5. Old Gator - Sep 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Duh-uhhh, right. And I knew that, too. Time to have my friendly local gerontologist give me something for my brain again.

  6. Old Gator - Sep 6, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    They still seem to be popular in most places, except on Cinemax and the Playboy Channel.

  7. Craig Calcaterra - Sep 6, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    I know. I just like that logo. I like to use the swinging friar logo for the Padres too.

  8. Proudly Canadian - Sep 6, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    How sad!

  9. Proudly Canadian - Sep 6, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    I also like the old logo. The team probably thought that they could sell more merchandise with a new logo. I would expect another change in future years.

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