Canadian Quarantine Laws May Create The Buffalo Blue Jays

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Remember last week when I told you guys about Blue Jays and visiting players being threatened with the Canadian Quarantine Act? That was the story where Toronto media was being told players were threatened with a $750,000 fine and possible jail time if they violated the act. Now it’s possible the Blue Jays won’t even play in Toronto.

According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, there has been discussion about bringing Major League Baseball to Buffalo and get the Blue Jays out of Toronto:

Multiple sources confirm to The Buffalo News that the Bisons’ parent club has finally reached out to Rich Baseball Operations in the last couple of days to examine the possibility of Toronto’s home schedule being played in Buffalo this summer.

Harrington is reporting one issue with playing in Buffalo could be the lighting. That’s right, the lighting hasn’t been upgraded since 2011 and would need to be improved to play games on TV. The Jays home opener is set for July 29 and at this point it doesn’t matter where they play because the ballpark is going to be empty.

Why does Buffalo, or any other city in the U.S. with a ballpark, make more sense at this point? This line from Harrington’s report: “A real hangup is players and staff having to spend 14 days in quarantine every time they enter Canada.”

Hope you weren’t looking forward to Skydome baseball this summer.

Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw spent his Sunday clarifying his comments about what’s going on with the Jays in Toronto:

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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