Let’s go back to the 2015 Major League Baseball postseason. Namely, let’s go back to Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers. If you remember correctly, the seventh inning of that game was completely bonkers, and it included Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista hitting a monstrous home run that he topped off with an absolutely magnificent bat flip. The Blue Jays won the game, lost in the ALCS, and a few months later, Bautista got punched in the face during a game against the Rangers.
But in that moment during the ALDS, Bautista was the king of the world. That home run was a moonshot that caused the crowd in the Rogers Centre to come completely unglued, and his bat flip became one of the Blue Jays’ most memorable moments of the year. It was so great that someone decided that, nearly a year later, Bautista’s bat flip needed to be honored in the form of a corn maze.
The maze was done by Hunter Brothers Farm in New Brunswick, Canada. You can look at the entire thing right here. The Blue Jays logo was expertly done, and the portion that is supposed to look like Bautista is about as accurate as you can expect out of a field of corn that has been plowed to look like a human. All in all, this may be the frontrunner for the best corn maze that we’ve seen in 2016 – apologies to the Cleveland Cavaliers/LeBron James corn maze in Ohio.
As of Wednesday night, the Blue Jays are sitting atop the AL East, 1.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 8.5 games ahead of the Houston Astros in the AL West. If all goes right, maybe we’ll see these two teams face off in the postseason again this year, and maybe we’ll get another corn maze-able moment in that series.