Blue Jays game is same night as election and the internet is worried
"Like many adults, I can care deeply about 2 things at once"
Millions of Canadians will undoubtedly be glued to their television screens to watch the Jays host the Royals in game three of the American League Championship Series, which as it turns out, happens to fall on election day.
The Jays advanced to the ALCS Wednesday night after Jose Bautista hit a game-winning, three-run home run against the Texas Rangers.
All of CANADA STILL. <a href="https://t.co/bGMRSvGVwL">https://t.co/bGMRSvGVwL</a>—@MLB
Viewing numbers for previous Jays playoff games have been extremely high.
Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet & NHL Properties for Rogers, tweeted that more than nine million Canadians watched the game.
9.4 million Canadians tuned in for at least a part of ALDS game 3, with an average audience of 4.17 million over 3 hours. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a>—@MooreScottmoore
With the Jays first home game falling on the night of Oct. 19, many people have taken to Twitter to express their opinions on the election vs. baseball showdown.
Some people are concerned.
The Jays bein scheduled on the day we're having a federal election is ridiculous. Thanks for that one MLB.—@BrowntoBure
There could be a very low turnout to vote in the federal election if the jays game is the same day. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/justsaying?src=hash">#justsaying</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/priorities?src=hash">#priorities</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gojaysgo?src=hash">#gojaysgo</a>—@RakeshM_RP9
Jays game on election night…I'm pretty sure that isn't going to help.—@ALL_CAPS
So the jays first ALCS home game is election night?....so much for voter turnout.—@NLchemist
Others are excited.
Blue Jays game 3 is on election night. Twitter might explode. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComeTogether?src=hash">#ComeTogether</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/elxn42?src=hash">#elxn42</a>—@KrankyKanuck
ALCS game 3 is on election day. Vote quickly then cheer on the Jays!—@Waychan19
Some are devising new strategies to promote voting.
If they let the Jays play at home on Election night, and put a polling station there, voter turnout would be through the roof.—@KristiColleen
Conflict: Blue Jays in ALCS game 3 on Monday. Can we just move the election to another night? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/elxn2015?src=hash">#elxn2015</a>—@TomZillich
While others are simply not going to watch election coverage.
Jays playing Monday night at home? Guess I'm not watching any election coverage.—@TaylorC_2112
Though many are taking a balanced approach.
The Jays playoff run isn't "distracting" me from this important election. Like many adults, I can care deeply about 2 things at once.—@jjfantauzzi