Originally posted on The GM's Perspective  |  Last updated 4/4/13

The Toronto Blue Jays home opener drew an impressive 48,857 to Rogers Centre. Sportsnet also drew the highest audience in the network’s history, with nearly 4 million people tuning in at one point or another.  Whether their opening night loss to the Cleveland Indians was that upsetting to fans, the second game of the series saw roughly half (24,619) of that attend the game in Toronto Wednesday night. Now with back-to-back losses, I can only imagine how many fans might show up for the Thursday night finale.  This was supposed to be the resurgence of the Jays of old. A team so full of talent that there was absolutely no way this team doesn’t make the playoffs. Believe the hype or not, expectations are an all-time high. There is so much excitement surrounding the season, that anything less than a playoff appearance with be looked upon as a failure.  It’s a very long season and the first two games are in no way any indication of how the rest of the season might go, but I sincerely hope the attendance doesn’t stay like this.  It’s funny; the Chicago Cubs and all their ineptitude can draw a full house every single game regardless of how bad they are. On the other hand, the Blue Jays can sell out the first game of the season, and any time the New York Yankees come to town. The Jays haven’t had 3 million fill the Dome since their World Series days of the early 90’s and with the talent they acquired in the offseason, you’d think they’d be the biggest drawn in town. Unfortunately, after two games the focus is on Jose Bautista and his love affair with the umpires and Sergio Santos throwing a neck high fastball to a dead fastball hitter in Mark Reynolds (he should have thrown a slider).  But that’s neither here nor there.  The game is about winning and right now the Jays haven’t put a dub in the win column. Get the first one and everyone changes their tune. Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at devon@thegmsperspective.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.

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