It wasn’t the result Toronto Blue Jays fans in Saskatoon wanted.
The Jays lost 3-0 to Cleveland Wednesday afternoon in the American League Championship, which cost them the series 4-1.
“It’s pretty heartbreaking because they had the better team,” said Dan Betteridge at the Canadian Brewhouse. “They just couldn’t hit the ball this series and I think we should fire Gibbons (Jays Manager) for it because he needs to learn to play small ball.”
It’s the second year in the row the Jays have been eliminated in the ALCS.
“You don’t know how many more opportunities you’ll actually get,” said Ty Kehoe. “But I think they can come back to the ALCS for a third straight year in 2017.”
Kehoe actually went to game three in Toronto for the sweep against Texas in the ALDS.
“It was an unreal atmosphere, the crowd was going nuts,” he said. “This is Canada’s team and you really see that when your in Toronto.”
Hundreds of fans had Jays jerseys on at the Brewhouse including vintage Robbie Alomar and Joe Carter ones from the glory days when they last won the World Series back in 1993.
“Everybody jumped on the bandwagon pretty good and another win would have gone a long way,” said Assistant General Manager of the Brewhouse, Adam Leland. “I’ve been a Jays fan since I was a kid, so I’m pretty crushed.”
Megan Toews missed a midterm at the University of Saskatchewan to watch the game.
“It sucks quite a bit, but the drinks and nachos are good,” she said. “We were actually going to go to the World Series, so were pretty sad.”
With Jose Bautista becoming a free agent this season, fans were asked Jose or no Jose.
“No Jose, but we got to keep Edwin though,” Kehoe said.
Toews completely agrees with Kehoe.
“Absolutely no Jose,” she said. “I personally like Ryan Goins the most.”