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Sujet : excited for them because you remember what it was like,

— For J.A. Happ, it was the ultimate September to remember, a big month near the start of a long and productive major league career.

It was the same for Toronto Blue Jays teammate Steve Pearce, who capped off a sensational season of trajectory when he got his turn to benefit from the expanded roster of a major league team.

So for both Marcus Stroman Jersey, it’s difficult not to smile when they see the influx of young prospects joining the Jays’ bloated 40 man roster for the final month of the season.

Let’s begin with starting pitcher Happ, who extended his September call up with the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies all the way to a World Series run.

“I had been up a few times during the season, but getting called up in September, I was fortunate enough to be on the playoff roster and go to the World Series and win it,” Happ said. “It was as good a situation as you could come into.

“There were sold out crowds every day. It was exactly what you thought the big leagues were going to be like and why people refer to it as the show.”

Toronto Blue Jays P J.A. Happ throws to first base against the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 30. Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images
All five of the Jays’ first wave of September additions got a taste of the action on Friday, with a wide range of emotion and meaning. But a pair of them, in particular, stood out by taking early advantage of the opportunity.

Richard Urena made his big league debut in the ninth inning as a defensive substitution at shortstop in a 0 0 game and responded with a clutch double. Pitcher Carlos Ramirez threw two scoreless innings — the 10th and 11th.

For those two, like thousands of major leaguers before them, they will be moments not soon forgotten.

For Jays utility man Pearce, it began in 2007 when he was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 1 to cap off a season that began at low A ball and progressed through Double A to Triple A and finally the bigs.

“Man … y-c-6.html, it was special,” Pearce said. “Showing up in the big leagues, have your lifelong dream come true. It was such a surreal moment. I remember everything about it — where I was in the order and who I was facing.

“The thing that stands out the most was the loudspeakers right before the game started and doing their introductions ‘Welcome to Miller Park’ and how loud it was. It made me chill up.”

Steve Pearce looks on in the 13th inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 1. Patrick Smith / Getty Images
It didn’t slow down Pearce’s momentum, however. Over 73 plate appearances, he hit .294 and essentially launched his major league career.

“It was a learning experience how to be a professional baseball player, pretty much,” Pearce said. “I had an amazing year. To have success at high A and Double A, then Triple A … y-c-7.html, I basically forced the hands of getting up to the big leagues. Nothing could get in my way that year. I just kept on hitting.”

Both Happ and Pearce have seen plenty in their careers since, but the September experience was an invaluable apprenticeship.

“I remember a lot of the veterans at the time saying, ‘You really have to take this all in,’ because people play their whole career and don’t even make it to the playoffs, let alone win the World Series … y-c-8.html,” Happ said. “It was some of the best times of my life, baseball related.

“But as far as September in general, you’re anxious to see what it’s all about. It’s definitely unique compared to other sports . The process can take years to get to this level.

“You want to make sure you let guys know you are excited for them because you remember what it was like, grinding through to get your opportunity.”

Remembering how he was treated a decade ago, Pearce figures he’ll do whatever he can to enhance the experience for his new teammates.

“It’s special for everybody,” Pearce said. “That’s the whole goal. I want to make the guys feel welcome. I don’t want them to feel inferior to me. They’re my teammates and this is a big experience for them.”