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Geddy Lee cutout placed behind home plate at tonight's Blue Jays game in Buffalo

Tue, Aug 11, 2020@8:21PM | comments

Rush fans all know how big of a baseball fan Geddy Lee is. Geddy has season tickets to the games of his hometown team the Toronto Blue Jays and is a regular at the team's home games in his perch behind home plate. Unfortunately, major league baseball is being played without fans this year due to COVID-19 concerns, and to add insult to injury, the Toronto Blue Jays were denied permission to host games at the Rogers Centre by Canadian public health officials concerned about cross-border coronavirus spread. Instead they found a temporary home at Buffalo's Sahlen Field, the regular home of Jays Triple-A affiliate the Buffalo Bisons. They are currently playing their first game in their temporary digs this evening, and to make it feel more like home, the Jays put up hundreds of cardboard cutouts in the seats, including one of Geddy Lee right behind home plate. From the St. Catharines Standard:

She is among the Blue Jays' most recognizable fans, a picture of stoicism behind home plate at the Rogers Centre, so unflappable she is viral-video worthy. Try as they might, the Jays won't make Home Plate Lady flinch again this season. An image of the longtime season-ticket holder - as familiar at home games as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Bo Bichette - will be one of 1,600 cardboard cut-outs perched in nine sections at Buffalo's Sahlen Field on Tuesday when the Jays will host the Miami Marlins, their first game in their temporary home. The Jays were denied permission to host games at the Rogers Centre two weeks ago by Canadian public health officials concerned about cross-border coronavirus spread. Home Plate Lady will be in good company in Buffalo. Rush frontman Geddy Lee, who has been known to bring a scorecard to his regular perch behind the plate, will also be present in cardboard form. So will a trio of former Jays outfielders: George Bell, Jesse Barfield and Lloyd Moseby, seated together in baby blue uniforms. ...

Fans have already been posting screenshots of the game all over social media showing the Geddy cutout behind home plate. Earlier today the Jays posted a closeup of the cutout to their Twitter feed:

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