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Your guide to following the Blue Jays online as playoff fever takes over

Toronto Blue Jays mascot Ace waves a large team flag during MLB game action against the Kansas City Royals on August 2, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Toronto Blue Jays mascot Ace waves a large team flag during MLB game action against the Kansas City Royals on August 2, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

TORONTO – For the first time in 22 years, the Toronto Blue Jays will make their return to the post-season against the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

Thousands of lucky fans will swarm the Rogers Centre in Toronto Thursday afternoon to support the boys in blue – but whether you are watching the game from the office, from a local bar, or in a city on the other side of the country, there are plenty of ways to show your support online.

Make sure you use the right hashtags

Following along with the action on social media? You’ll want to make sure you are using the right hashtags. But beware – there are a lot of them.

On Twitter, the most used Blue Jays hashtags include:

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#GoJaysGo

#LetsGoBlueJays

#PlayoffBaseball

#BlueJays

Twitter and the MLB have also teamed up to create a series of special edition emojis that will appear alongside certain hashtags throughout the playoffs.

Using the hashtag #ComeTogether will make a red maple leaf emoji to celebrate our Canadian team and #PostSeason will produce the MLB logo.

P.S. The Blue Jays official Twitter handle is @BlueJays.

Tweet support to your favourite players

Here’s a list of their Twitter handles:

@Robbiealomar
@JoeyBats19
@RADickey43
@bringerofrain20
@Encadwin
@rgoins5
@1DrewHutch
@russellmartin55
@kpillar4
@DaltonPompey
@DavidPrice14
@LaTroyHawkins32
@A_Sanch41

Download the MLB app for up-to-the-minute highlights

If you happen to be stuck at work or busy with other things while the game is going on make sure you have the official MLB At Bat app downloaded on your smartphone.

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The app – available for iOS and Android devices – allows you to customize push notifications for breaking news, lead changes and score changes. You’ll also be able to see in-game video highlights and see batting, pitching and fielding statistics.

Have your jargon cheat sheet handy

If you’re new to the Jays bandwagon, don’t worry. Baseball, like many sports, is filled with jargon, but we’ve got you covered. Global News put together a list (in no particular order) of commonly used terms to help bandwagon-jumpers understand America’s pastime.

MLB also has a handy list you can reference when trying to impress your friends while watching the game.

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