Politics

Blue Jays game is same night as election and the internet is worried

The first Blue Jays home game will fall on the same night as the federal election.

"Like many adults, I can care deeply about 2 things at once"

The Blue Jays first home game in the ALCS falls on the same night as the federal election. (CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese/ Michelle-Andrea Girouard/CBC)

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.

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. 

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.

Others are excited.

Some are devising new strategies to promote voting. 

While others are simply not going to watch election coverage.

Though many are taking a balanced approach.

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