Some people showed up as early as 4 a.m.!
Raptors fans are ready
The Raptors open their first ever NBA Finals tonight at home and fans in Toronto could not be more excited.
All throughout the playoffs, Raps fans have gathered to watch the games in an outdoor viewing arena right outside the arena known as “Jurassic Park.” As the team made it deeper and deeper into the postseason, Jurassic Park became the place to be in Toronto. Drake even showed up to watch a road game there. The Jurassic Park concept has been so popular that the Raptors’ owners gave approval to other cities in Ontario to open their own outdoor viewing areas.
The Finals will be even more electric in Jurassic Park and fans are making sure they secure their spot in the crowd by showing up in the early morning hours and spending all day waiting for the 9 p.m. tip.
One woman even showed up before 4 a.m., meaning she’ll spend about 20 hours in Jurassic Park if she stays until the end of the game.
These fans came from all the way from Australia to witness Jurassic Park in person.
The scene also attracted Raptors legend Chris Bosh.
Toronto’s Jurassic Park doesn’t actually open until 3 p.m., so all those fans will have to wait in line until then. Despite the long wait, you can bet they’ll be amped up and ready to go when Kawhi and the team take the floor.
Willy Adames with the monster bat flip
Rays shortstop Willy Adames won the game for Tampa Bay with an 11th-inning walk-off against the Blue Jays and celebrated with one of the biggest bat flips you’ll ever see in MLB.
What makes it even better is that it wasn’t even on a homer. It was a fly ball to the outfield that would have been caught if Toronto wasn’t playing a five-man infield with the bases loaded.
He got the unhappy ending
Add another item to the list of bizarre baseball injuries.
Astros star Carlos Correa is expected to miss 4-6 weeks of action after breaking a rib. How? He was getting a massage.
CARLOS CORREA STATEMENT— Richard Justice (@richardjustice) May 29, 2019
“I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday. To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating. However, I will work hard to get back on the field as quickly as possible to help our team...” @astros
What kind of professional masseuse is rough enough to crack a 215-pound man’s rib?
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