The unbelievable drama that is the Toronto Blue Jays playoff run has turned many workplaces upside down when it is game time – and for mortgage brokers, the phones go silent as soon as the umpire says “play ball!”
For Michael Graves and those working at W.A. Robison Asset Management Ltd. and Pillar Financial Services Inc., it has been both a party and a great team-building exercise.
“We all got together in the boardroom and watched on the big screen,” Graves. “Our underwriters were still working while watching the game, but the office was certainly swept up by the event. Pizza and beer were ordered and we had a great time leading into the long weekend. A great team-building opportunity creating good memories – even though they lost that one!”
For baseball aficionado Trevor Gordon, regional manager of Ottawa & Atlantic Canada for Invis, that is just fine.
“I am too busy watching the game,” says Gordon, “so I am not trying to contact anyone.”
To say Gordon is a baseball aficionado is a bit of an understatement – but it is a love that is dedicated to another American League team.
“If you were to see my ‘man cave’ it would not be hard to tell I am a diehard Boston Red Sox fan,” Gordon told MBN
. “Even the winter floor mats in my vehicle have the Red Sox logo on them.”
And the love for his Red Sox goes beyond the man cave and floor mats.
“I should also mention I have two English bulldogs,” says Gordon. “One is named Yawkey, named after Yawkey Way, which is the street that Fenway Park is located; the other is Yaz, named after all-time great Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski.”
Although a Red Sox fan, Gordon does concede that the Toronto team has been providing some top-notch drama.
“Saying all that, I am a baseball fan,” says Gordon, “and the Jays have been providing some great baseball.”