It's amazing how in sports, no matter how bad a team's situation and statistics are, someone's talented abilities can spark during a game to alleviate all the negativity for just a few moments.
For the Toronto Blue Jays, that negativity has been toward their entire 2009 season and that someone's talent are those of second baseman Aaron Hill.
In a win last night against the division rival Baltimore Orioles, Hill doubled in the bottom of the 11th to score not only the game winning run but his 100th RBI of the season as well.
Hill's game winning hit represents a rare bright spot in the 2009 Jays season, a year thats seen the Jays only pick up 68 wins in the 151 they've played so far.
The Jays inability to put of victories and excitement has shown in their huge drop in average fans in attendance per game at the Rogers Center. Not to say the stadium has ever been full other then maybe on opening day, the Jays are usually able to put a decent number of fans in the seats.
The Jays average attendance this season (23,276) is the lowest its been since 2003 and on September 9th the Jays recorded their lowest attendance is Rogers Center history, 11,159 being the exact number who attended the game against the Minnesota Twins. Not to mention that ace Jays pitcher Ray Halladay was on the mound.
Hill's accomplishments this season are a top the Jays roster only to be met by those of teammate Adam Lind who has hit for 106 RBI's.
Not to turn this into an Aaron Hill fan post, just an attempt to put into perspective how much this two youngster has meant to a clubhouse that has simply "struck-out" this season.
The positive moment is now over.