The absence of internet yesterday helped the Blue Jays play better

The absence of internet yesterday helped the Blue Jays play better
The absence of internet yesterday helped the Blue Jays play better

I don’t know if you followed the Blue Jays game last night.

If so, you will have noticed that it was a tough match to follow. The lack of internet at Detroit’s Comerica Park meant that camera angles were limited for fans on TV and that Sportsnet was commenting on the game via telephone. Look at the following tweet to give you an idea.

We can say that it doesn’t change much for the people there, but both teams felt the difference. After all, technology is dominant in baseball in 2024.

Whether to use replays to review sequences or to challenger a decision by a referee, it was impossible to do last night.

Result? The guys had to rely on what they saw with their eyes for a good majority of the match. They also relied on their teammates to help each other instead of reaching for the iPad.

And Daulton Varsho, who had a good game (two RBIs), said it helped the group since it brought baseball back to its essence more old school.

Even if the points (9-1 victory) were mainly scored at the end of the match, when the internet was back, the guys could not revise their ugly plays from the start of the match. They were simply playing.

Note that when Vladdy finally gave himself the right to wear the circuit jacket, the network was back.

Obviously, the Tigers also had to deal with without technology and they were washed out. So that doesn’t mean it’s the ideal solution for winning every ball game.

But yesterday, Kevin Gausman (10 strikeouts), Danny Jansen, Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Daulton Varsho managed to produce in the absence of an everyday work tool.

  • Long absence for Eloy Jimenez.
  • Mason Miller gave up an earned run.
  • Luis Arraez is hitting .419 in San Diego.
  • What a horrible way to end a match.
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