Animated: Blue Jays fan celebrates, freaks out the world after catching bat

Boston has Stephen King. Cleveland has Drew Carey. Toronto has Geddy Lee…and now this guy, the recipient of a wayward Jason Kipnis bat in the first inning of Tuesday’s Opening Day loss to the Cleveland Indians.


It’s a way of life. Even the guy behind him wants to pretend he is a crazy man with a bat. Toronto: Poutine and air bat. Bonus points for choking up.

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  • Vindictive_Pat

    That guy was awesome… I wanna party with him!

  • MallaLubba

    I thought it was hilarious that immediately after this moment he wrapped the bat into his hand and taunted Kipnis like a mobster about to beat some sense into someone. Everyone knows that Canadians are way too polite to be acting that way. (Is that a racist thing to say?)

  • ThatAlex

    Are Canadians a race now?

  • Tim K.

    I thought that R.A. Dickey’s reaction to the home run last night was priceless. He acted like it was inconceivable that the ball went over the fence.


    If the kid he stole the bat from was about 2 years younger everyone would be calling this guy a jerk….instead, he’s an awesome Canuck, eh?

  • mgbode

    no, a state of mind

  • mgbode

    who wouldn’t want to party with Gary Busey’s dad?

  • stryker1121

    He looks like a Mike Myers crazy old man character. Where’s the animated gif of Geddy Lee?

  • Du

    Is it just me or does that guy remind you of Mike Myers or maybe even an older Austin Powers.

    Still think it might be him in disguise He is from Ontario. Or perhaps it was Mike Myers’ dad.

  • Du

    Funny…just posted the same thing seconds ago. Totally agree!

  • stryker1121

    That face he’s making and those glasses are definitely Mike Myers-like. Myers is Canadian. Maybe that’s him in disguise!

  • slydawg

    Was it free bath salt night at the Rogers Centre?

  • porkchop

    Must’ve been Elsinore Brewery/Royal Canadian Institute for the Mentally Insane employee/patient night.

    (remembers nobody else has ever actually watched Strange Brew, shuffles off sadly)

  • Robbie

    I thought the guy was great when he started pointing at Kipnis. I’d be goofing around as well if I thought I’d just escaped death-by-flying-bat.

  • Porkchop

    Mike Myers playing his dad in So I Married an Axe Murderer
    I’m not linking it but google Stuart Mackenzie movie character, and you will be sure that this was a Will Ferrelesque Myers stunt.

  • JK

    Love the dude behind him… Yo bro don’t hit me… Oh that, rarrrrrr!

  • mgbode

    he shook the bat because Kipnis had inscribed on it: Canadian Beer Sucks!

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Here’s Johnny! Kipnis let ’em keep the game bat too, he was scarrrrrrrred.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Possession is 9/10 the law but since it’s in Canada would the ratio be different?

  • hutch058


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  • saggy

    i think “Canadians” have been a race for a while now…


    HEEED!!! PANTS!!! NOWW!!!!!