The Canadian government denied the Blue Jays’ request to play home games at Rogers Centre in Toronto this summer, stating that coming in and out of the border so many times posed a threat to the health and safety of Canadians.
You certainly can’t fault Canada for making this decision, but it does leave the Blue Jays in an awkward spot. Now they’re essentially a post-grad millennial backpacking around the United States on a summer trip without a permanent place to crash.
It seemed that the organization’s newly-renovated spring training complex in Dunedin would be the place to go, but Florida is such a COVID-19 hotbed that going there is a legitimate safety concern for the team. The next option, naturally, would be Buffalo, home of the Triple-A Bisons, which is much safer location in terms of the virus. But Sahlen Field isn’t up to Major League standards, both in terms of the lighting for television and in terms of the amenities (batting cages, gym, locker room, and so on) that players are used to.
The Jays, according to Ross Atkins, are focused on finding a Major League facility to play …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation