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Toronto fans start petition to have Canadian mounties investigate conspiracy against Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays’ Troy Tulowitzki (right) yelled at the umpire after being called out on strikes during the 14th inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers.
Toronto Blue Jays’ Troy Tulowitzki (right) yelled at the umpire after being called out on strikes during the 14th inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers. The Associated Press

The Toronto Blue Jays got a much-needed win Sunday night, winning 5-1 at Texas.

Perhaps the threat of Canadian mounties getting involved made all the difference.

Disgruntled Blue Jays fans (is that redundant? I’m kidding) started a petition at Change.org called “Investigate MLB For Match Fixing and Conspiracy Against The Toronto Blue Jays.”

The petition, which had 9,600 signatures as of Sunday night, included a letter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It reads:

Investigate MLB For Match Fixing and Conspiracy Against The Toronto Blue Jays. The evidence is clear, MLB’s refusal to open the dome, the matinee starts during the week, while games in Texas will be during prime time, The MLB Network Broadcasters openly criticizing Toronto’s crowd, the blown review of Troy Tulowitzki’s tag on Rougned Odor at second base, when video evidence clearly showed Odor off the bag, and last but not least, the inconsistent, embarrassing strike zone of home plate umpire Vic Carapazza. The motives for this conspiracy is clear: Major League Baseball wants teams to go deep in to the playoffs that will be profitable in the American market, so having Canada’s only team win one of the most competitive divisions in the league and be the higher seeded team in the ALDS is less then ideal for them.

Blue Jays fans are upset about matinee starts? Seriously? I guess when your team hasn’t been in the playoffs in 20 years, you forget how things work.

Anyway, the petition says: “We are petitioning the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to investigate Major League Baseball for it’s role in this conspiracy against the Blue Jays.”

Yep, it’s role.

Yeah, this thing has got a chance.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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