Let’s go (powder) Blue Jays!

In a move that is sure to please lifelong Blue Jay fans, Toronto announced today that it will bring back the retro powder blue jerseys from the ’80’s for every Friday night home game in 2008. The powder blues, which were originally worn during road games from 1980-88, will surely be a hit among Blue Jay faithful.

It remains to be seen, of course, whether the ‘new’ old uniforms will bring the team success on the field. Here’s hoping that the powder blues have some of this magic left in them …

Oct. 12, 1985 — In Game 4 of their first ever ALCS, the Blue Jays defeat the Royals, 3-1, to take a three games to one lead in the series. We’ll leave it at that.

April 4, 1988 — At Royals Stadium, George Bell becomes the first Major Leaguer to hit three home runs on Opening Day, doing so against Kansas City’s Bret Saberhagen during a 5-3 Toronto win.

Sept. 24, 1988 — Pitching against the Cleveland Indians, Toronto ace Dave Stieb falls just one out shy from recording the first no-hitter in franchise history. The ageless wonder, Julio Franco, manages a two-out single to break up the no-no in what turns out to be a 1-0 Toronto victory. Stieb would become just the sixth Major League pitcher to record two consecutive one-hitters on Sept. 30, though this time he would be wearing his home uniform.

and …

July 26, 1982 — Facing Hall-of-Famer Dennis Eckersley, Alfredo Griffin ends the longest home run drought in franchise history, launching(?) a solo shot off the right-hander in the fifth inning of a 3-2 Boston victory. Prior to that homer, Griffin had gone 255 straight games (956 at-bats) without going yard.

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