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Following the Entire 1993 Blue Jays Season In Real Time on Twitter Sounds Kinda Awesome

What are you up to for the next year or so?

If you answer is anything but “celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Blue Jays’ most recent World Series championship,” you’re doing it wrong. Or, perhaps, very, very right. But either way, our good friend Matt English — aka @matttomic — has apparently got all kinds of minutiae from that incredible season ready to be stuffed straight into your darkest, most depressing hole of unrepentant filth… your Twitter feed!

Awesomeness. And with the anniversary of the end of the 1992 World Series fast approaching (it’s tomorrow), Matt’s apparently ready to go:

This right here is pretty great. So get following! I mean, we all know that it’s not just going to be a happy ending, but a deliriously happy one. In fact, today just happens to be the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Joe Carter home run that ended the 1993 season and made the Blue Jays back-to-back World Series champions. And, hoo boy, do people have some great stories about that incredible moment in Toronto (and Canadian) sports history — several of which I was told today because I mistakenly thought it was the 25th anniversary — which was especially dumb of me, seeing as I was already contemplating this piece about Matt’s project — and got a bunch of great responses about it on Twitter:

The 1992 series was incredible in its own right, of course, and I’m sure we’ll talk about its anniversary tomorrow (because it’s not like there’s going to be some kind of avalanche of Jays news in the next 24 hours). But the way it ended — in the 11th inning with a great exhale of relief, as the Jays barely managed to avoid allowing the Braves, down to their final out for a second time (the first having been in the 9th), to again tie it up and live on to try and force a Game Seven — just doesn’t quite measure up to the instantaneous visceral joy of a walk-off World Series winning home run.

And with that kind of ending, how could you not want to follow along for the next year? Give it a go: @RealTime93Jays.

  • Will Murray

    I’d love to tell a tale of shared euphoria with a group of fans, but I was ten, so I watched it at home. Still, would have held onto that moment a lot tighter if I knew what was to come.

  • Dillon

    Love this so much. I was almost 7, but got to stay up watching it. Distinctly remember jumping up and down on the couch in nothing but my underwear. I intend to repeat my celebratory ritual for the next Jays WS win.

  • Teddy Ballgame

    I was watching the game at the University of Toronto with about 15 buddies. I remember when Molitor hit his home run in the 5th (to go along with his electric RBI triple in the first), it looked like a done deal – after all, Stewart was on the mound and glaring his way to glory. One of my friends said (no joke): “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if the Phillies came back and took the lead, and we won it on a home run in the bottom of the ninth?” To which he was loudly told to shut his pie hole. He was, of course, a hero and a prophet after Joe touched ’em all. If Yonge Street was a party in 1992, it was a freakin’ Mardi Gras in 1993.

    For what it’s worth, in 1992 I was watching game 6 at the Dome. When the last out was made, I leapt on to the field and ran straight for centre, hoping to “make a catch” like Devon against the fence. By the time I actually made it out there, I was bloody exhausted, but still crashed into it as fast as I could, which is when I discovered that the wall really doesn’t have a lot of give to it. I must have laid on the ground for 5-10 minutes afterwards. Totally worth it.

      • Barry

        Not to bad for a guy who was mostly a middle reliever. He had injury problems, of course. I remember a few of my friends thinking the Henderson deal was awful — they presumed Karsay to be a future superstar. He’d never pitched above A at that point. To me, it was the classic prospect-for-proven-veteran deal, and one designed to help win it all. Henderson wasn’t at his best, of course, but we never got burned on the Karsay end of it. This used to be my go-to example whenever someone whined about trading a prospect.