Entitled on Tuesday to an intriguing duel between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins for the start of the playoffs, baseball fans in Quebec could hardly hope for a better scenario.
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On one side, the popular Vladimir Guerrero Jr. On the other, the surprising Quebec recruit Édouard Julien.
“We are very excited about the idea of seeing a Quebecer participate in the major baseball playoffs with Édouard Julien, it can certainly have an impact on the visibility of baseball in Quebec,” commented Marc Vadboncoeur, president of the board of directors of Baseball. Quebec. The fact that Julien and the Twins are facing the Blue Jays, a Canadian team that is quite popular here, is even better. »
If the 2 of 3 series between the Jays and the Twins is salivating these days, the pleasure of baseball lovers in Quebec will inevitably continue during part of the month of October.
The winners of this clash will indeed have an appointment, starting Saturday, with the Houston Astros, champions of the Western section of the American League. This is sure to generate interest for at least two weeks.
“A dream scenario”
The three games between the Blue Jays and the Twins are scheduled at Target Field because the Minnesota team won its section championship. For its part, Toronto entered the playoffs as the last team drafted in the American League. Each game must be played at 4:38 p.m.
“It’s a dream scenario,” summarized Jean-Philippe Roy, Julien’s former coach and director of the Canonniers sports-studies program in the Quebec region. The Blue Jays reaching the playoffs is already good for baseball here, the same goes for a Quebecer participating in the playoffs. Now, with a clash like this, it’s exponential and at the end of the day, that’s always the main goal of promoting baseball in Quebec. »
It’s always difficult to get wet with a prediction in a 2 of 3 series. In this case, the Blue Jays offense is operating in slow motion and does not pose the greatest threat when starting this series, while the Twins also have the advantage of playing in front of their fans.
We are very hesitant before predicting a victory for the Twins in three games, but, one thing is certain, Quebec will emerge victorious from such a series and from what will follow in October.
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