THE STARTING 11: Similarities Between Toronto FC and the Toronto Blue Jays


You’ve got a diamond. You’ve got nine men. You’ve got a hat, and a bat, and that’s not all. We’ve got chip buttys and the Trillium Cup so… whatevs. For the second year on the trot, Toronto’s foot and ball team AND their rounders team are simultaneously in the post-season! This sudden kinship seemed unlikely for most of the last decade, but the similarities between the two local clubs actually run deep…

11. Both teams have fans with tremendous skill levels at SkyDome beer can tossing

10. Neither have much time for Mariners

9. Inevitably get into fights in Texas

8. The Jays had Cecil Fielder, TFC had Collin Samuel

7. Dave Steib’s moustache was lauded for its off-the-ball work

6. Terry Dunfield and Lloyd Moseby both bought their sock tassels from the same shop

5. Both organizations are Canada’s leading employers of Delgados

4. One relied on Gillicks, the other gimmicks

3. Neither made the playoffs before their ninth season

2. BJ Birdy and Bitchy the Hawk both killed a man

1. Neither team wants to share a home with the Argos

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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