The Blue Jays launched an updated version of the Home Run Jacket in game 47 of the season today, the 3rd of a 3-game series with the Chi Sox.

(The Home Run Jacket is a celebration prop for hitting a home run that’s worn by the player who hits the home run upon returning to the dugout.)

Bo Bichette had the honours of wearing it first, hitting a 2-run homer in a bottom of the 2nd, when the Jays scored a season-high 7 runs in an inning.

John Schneider, interviewed on the TV broadcast soon after, said that the idea had to come from the players. He also said that he’d had a chat with some of the players a week ago, telling them that anything that the players could come together around would be good to implement [to hopefully stir up a very under-performing offense].

The Blue Jays have also introduced a red carpet in the dugout as well, which debuted a few days before the Home Run Jacket did this year

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    2 months ago

    Also: It was Yusei Kikuchi bobble-head day, and his son Leo threw out the first pitch

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    2 months ago

    3 jacket wearers in Thursday’s game against the Tigers: Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Daulton Varsho, and

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    2 months ago

    It’s two games against the White Sox and Tigers, but so far in the Jacket era this team is scoring 9 runs a game 👀