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Teoscar Hernandez of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his home run against the Boston Red Sox in the dugout during the second inning of the MLB game at the Rogers Centre on October 2, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Mark Blinch /Getty Images

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The seeds of the Blue Jays spirit – all that crazy fun, all that outward daily celebration – were not planted by Teoscar Hernandez, just thrown by him.

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He doesn’t know why. He just did it one game. A thought came to him. A home run was hit followed by a player showered in sunflower seeds. “I just wanted to do something different,” said Hernandez, the Blue Jays outfielder. “The seeds were there and I threw them. And now it’s a part of this team and what we do every day and who we are.

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