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If This Crazy Play Had Cost the Blue Jays the Series There Might Have Been a Canadian Invasion

If the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Texas Rangers, Canada might not be OK. Why? In the top of the 7th inning with the score tied in a decisive Game 5, while Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was attempting to throw the ball back to the Jays pitcher, the ball instead ricocheted off the Rangers batter’s bat, allowing the Texas baserunner, Rougned Odor, to score from third on the play. The play is unusual to say the least.

Here’s another angle:

Blue Jays fans were not impressed. At all.

The umpires checked the video replay and reaffirmed the call giving the Rangers a 3-2 lead.

Update 7:00 p.m.: The Blue Jays scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th. The republic appears safe, for now.