I took this picture back in 2010 and decided tonight I’d share it with all y’all.
I was driving along Faywood Blvd in North York, Toronto one night around dusk – which is why the picture didn’t come out so well – and I passed a van with this license plate. I did a double take and slowed down as I passed the van to check out the front license and see if my eyes had deceived me. The license clearly was that of a lady who was a big fan (or her kids were) of the local Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. Maybe it is even that of a mother of one of the members of the Blue Jays. The plate even has the Blue Jays logo and everything.
Unfortunately for the mom who had this license plate, “BJ” is also an acronym for an act shared between people who are engaging in physically expressing their intimate desires with each other. This truth renders the license “BJ Mom” quite the amusing choice in vanity plate. Sticking with the baseball terminology, this act is also often referred to as “Third Base.”
I have to wonder also if this lady was really that naïve when she got this license plate. When she picked it out, how did no one at the license office snicker or mention to her what the implications are of that license plate’s message. Has anyone told her? Has she kept it to this day? Has she ever picked her kids up from school with that plate? If so, how are those kids not the laughingstock of the school? I guess these are questions I will likely never know the answers to. Damn.
I found some more memorabilia from the 1990’s. This time they were t-shirts that I dug up. I am pretty sure they actually belong to my 2 older brothers because I was:
- Too young to buy these t-shirts.
- Too small to have worn these shirts when they were bought.
The first is a Toronto Blue Jays World Series Champions 1992 T-shirt. Pretty awesome, but not quite as awesome as the other t-shirt.
This is a t-shirt of the front page of the Toronto Star from the day after the Toronto Maple Leafs won the playoff series over the St Louis Blues in the NHL Playoffs Norris Division Final in 1993 (that was the 92-93 NHL season). Of course, as any Maple Leafs fan knows, in the Campbell Conference Finals our Leafs got screwed over by infamous NHL ref Kerry Fraser and his non-call Wayne Gretzky when Gretzky highsticked Doug Gilmour in the face, cutting his chin open. Nonetheless, that win over the Blues was a huge success and it is awesome to have this piece of memorabilia. I wonder if whichever of my brothers actually bought these will ever want them back – I know I would if I were them. Until then, I’ll just have to take good care of these pieces of Toronto history.
P.S. BOOOO KERRY FRASER!!!
I love finding stuff like this! In moving recently, I had to do some serious digging through EVERYTHING – way more intense than your average spring cleaning – and during this digging I found a bunch of old memorabilia. The bulk of it is all from Toronto except for one Florida Marlins pennant and mostly, the stuff is memorabilia of the Major League Baseball team in town – the Toronto Blue Jays. First, we have the picture above – when the Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and in 1993 each year they came out with tapes to celebrate the win. The tapes included parody songs like “Rockin’ Robbie” celebrating Roberto Alomar instead of “Rockin’ Robin” as the classic Bobby Day 1958 single is called.
They are quite corny but, in my opinion, an awesome part of Major League Baseball history in Toronto/Canada. Yes, they still work and I did listen to them in their entirety again since I’ve found them. I’ve been considering ripping them digitally but don’t really know how to go about that. Read more…