As part of Blue Toro’s on-going/never-ending quest to provide interesting content, welcome to our new weekly feature: Top Toronto Athlete sightings of the week.
As regular readers know, we often feature public shots of athletes who ply their trade in Toronto. However, rather than producing random blogs discussing these various sightings, we thought it would make more sense to collate them into a weekly feature.
As such, we now present our inaugural column. Please feel free to contact us with your feedback, constructive or otherwise:
1) JAMES REIMER
Removing whatever doubt was left that James Reimer never stops smiling, here he is taking the time to pose with a fan, despite dealing with the fallout from the Leafs game 7 meltdown. Mind you, now that we know who the goaltender is going home to every night, I think we’d all have a permanent smile on our face under those circumstances.
2) JOFFREY LUPUL
Meanwhile, Joffrey Lupul appears to be doing his best to avoid the spotlight, which might explain why he went under the cover of darkness to attend the Vampire Weekend Concert last night. However, he still couldn’t avoid the fans. If his left fist and expression on his face are any indication, the winger appears close to lashing out at somebody.
3) JOE EPPELE
Argonauts offensive lineman Joe Eppele was at RealSports Bar with some friends on Monday night to watch the Leafs game against the Bruins. They all seem quite happy, so I’m assuming the photo was taken sometime before the last two minutes of regulation. Either that, or they just don’t care.
4) BRETT LAWRIE
While this isn’t what you’d usually term as a social sighting, we felt obliged to share this photo of Brett Lawrie. I’m sure plenty of women out there can empathise with how much of a pain it is when you’re preparing to go out and you’ve misplaced your makeup mirror.
5) JOSE BAUTISTA
This picture actually comes from last weekend, when Jose Bautista went out for a meal in Boston. How do we know he’s in Boston? Look no further than the guy not bothering to stand up for the photo, basically embodying the arrogant sense of self-importance normally associated with Boston sports fans.
6) RUDY GAY
Quick quiz: Why do you think the Raptors Rudy Gay looks less than happy? Is it because; a) He’s in Baltimore, b) He’s shopping at H&M or c) The Grizzlies have clearly shown they don’t need him.
7) R.A. DICKEY
Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey received an honorary doctorate from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto earlier this week, i.e. he didn’t actually put any time or effort in to earn it. This led to questions about if his Cy Young award was also an honorary one, given the way he’s performed at times this season.
8 ) DION PHANEUF
And finally, I’m not saying fan James Liles is pissed off with Dion Phaneuf, but here’s a photo that was taken when he ‘meet’ the Leafs captain.
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