09/26/2015 08:44 EDT | Updated 10/15/2015 09:59 EDT

Canada Is A Baseball Nation Again

The Blue Jays are in the playoffs.


Fans have waited 22 long years for this.

Yes, there is crying in baseball.

They haven't made it since they won back-to-back World Series in '92 and '93.

And now Canada is on the brink of becoming baseball nation all over again.

Here are a few signs that's happening.

This is Josh Donaldson.

He makes catches like this ...

And slides home like this.

He also has a bizarre hairstyle.

Remember Kelly Gruber, who tagged bases like this ...

And had a unique hairstyle of his own.

This is pitcher David Price.

He has a wicked arm and a winning smile.

This is Alex Anthopoulos, the Jays' general manager.

Through fits and starts, he has built a winning team. Like when he traded for Jose Reyes ...

And then flipped him for Troy Tulowitzki.

Who did this in his Jays debut.

This man needs no introduction.

The most that anyone has hit since 2007.

Never mind the guy that did it that year ...


This team has a proud history to guide them.

In Toronto, success is spelled, "W-A-M-C-O."

They have Robbie Alomar's two-run home run against Oakland.

Devon White's robbery of Dave Justice ...

And others.

They have Pat Borders' MVP-winning performance in 1992 ...

He led the Jays with a .450 batting average.

Paul Molitor's in 1993 ...

He tied a World Series record with two home runs and 10 runs.

And, of course, Joe Carter catching the last out to win the '92 World Series.

He predicted a bunt. He was right.

You'll be seeing these dug out of basements.

A foamie from a World Series run.

Along with these...

And these.

And forget "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Because fans want to hear this.

The Jays have had great times ...

And bad ones.

Blue Jay Damaso Garcia, after the team lost the pennant to the Kansas City Royals in 1985. They led three games to one, but ultimately lost.

But Americans have taken our game for long enough.

So now it's time to take theirs from them ...

The Canadian flag flew upside down before Game 2 of the 1992 World Series between the Jays and the Atlanta Braves.

And make some new memories along the way.

So just remember, boys. Heroes are remembered ...

But legends never die.

Joe Carter, celebrating a three-run home run that won the 1993 World Series.

And new ones are born overnight.

Jose Bautista, hitting an epic three-run home run to win the 2015 American League Division Series.

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