I walked into a local Subway for lunch on Wednesday. Tuna, yo. On whole wheat. I sauntered over to the ordering area and, before I could tell the young gentleman on the other side of the glass what I wanted, he said:
"Oh, I thought you were the baseball player ... Jose Bautista."
I was, of course, wearing my Blue Jays cap. And my Bautista beard.
I laughed. Awkwardly. I might have blushed, which is utterly ridiculous. Finally, not knowing how to respond, I said: "No, but Bautista's pretty awesome."
"Yeah ... You're right ... He is," came the Subway employee's laboured response. And since the exchange wasn't apparently awkward enough, we then shared a couple of seconds of torturous silence, before he finally got around to putting together my sandwich.
The bottom line: People are seeing Jose Bautista in the streets. And can you blame them?
What a season. One for the record books. For the first time in Toronto baseball history, a Blue Jay will hit 50 home runs.
"[Jose Bautista is] one of my favourite players."
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