If you’re a Blue Jays fan with a Twitter account, chances are you’ve talked to (or at least seen the tweets of) Victoria, who goes by @biaginger online.
A Torontonian twenty-something with a passion for baseball, her username highlights not only her love and respect for eclectic Blue Jays relief pitcher Joe Biagini, but also her most defining feature, bright red hair that is often curled at her shoulders.
A self-proclaimed “professional baseball spectator”, Victoria can often be seen above the Blue Jays bullpen in left field, taking in games and showing off elaborate signs that mostly feature members of the bullpen.
Her signs, some of which have featured caricatures and cartoon versions of some of her favourite hurlers, have caught the attention of the players themselves.
“Every year there are a few pitchers that I sort of get friendly with,” she told Blue Jays Nation. “But it’s usually a pitcher who seems friendlier who I put on signs.“
Outside of the players themselves, Victoria, along with numerous other individuals who live-tweet games and chime in when big trades go down, have formed real-world friendships with those that frequent Rogers Centre’s (mostly) blue seats.
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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation