Toronto Maple Leafs: "Lets Go Blue Jays" Chants in Rout Show City's Impatience

Andre KhatchaturianCorrespondent IIIMarch 31, 2012

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 23: The Toronto Maple Leafs watch from the bench during the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 23, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Maple Leafs defeated the Devils 4-3 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Times have been tough in Toronto.

The Maple Leafs haven't won a home game since February 6, they've had their head coach canned and the fans even want the general manager, Brian Burke, to depart.

It's been so bad recently, that fans at the Air Canada Centre starting chanting "Let's Go Blue Jays" during a 7-1 beat down from the Philadelphia Flyers

Yes, folks. The city is so desperate for one of their teams to do well, they were chanting for a baseball team that's going to go up against the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East.

In other words, the chances of them winning that division are almost as meager as the likelihood of you winning the Mega Millions.

Okay, perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. But seriously, the Toronto Blue Jays have become the premier professional sports team in Toronto among the four major sports, and they're a team that is a long shot—to put it lightly—to win anything, despite their improvements and the expansion of the Major League Baseball postseason.

The people of Toronto are thirsty for some sports success. 

The last time one of their teams made the postseason was in 2008, when the Toronto Raptors were ousted in the first round. That being said, they've been an irrelevant team, despite making the playoffs, since the Vince Carter era. 

The Toronto Blue Jays haven't made the postseason since they won the World Series back in 1993.

And the Leafs have been in even more misery. They haven't made the playoffs in the post-lockout era and haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967.

Toronto is a proud city with a rich sports tradition.

But the fans are getting sick and tired of losing. They want something to cheer about, and year after year they're left with nothing.