J.A. Happ wants to know why milk is sold in bags in Canada, and he isn't afraid to ask
Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ is a product of Illinois -- but now he spends much of the year in Canada.
As one might expect moving north from the United States, there are some distinct differences between the two countries, something Happ has definitely experienced since returning to Toronto on a free-agent deal in 2015.
One particular area of confusion for Happ, provocatively enough, has to do with the Canadian practice of selling milk in bags. This big reveal came in a new interview with Sportsnet's Kristina Rutherford, where he laid out some direct questions about the whole situation:
Happ ends that portion of the interview with a suggestion:
Thankfully for him and other potentially bewildered Americans, this video sheds some light onto the matter:
The whole "Why does milk come in bags in Canada?" question became such a concern a few years ago that the Toronto Star put together a lengthy piece about it in 2010, all geared around the instructional video seen above.
If there's one major takeaway from all of this, it's that Happ clearly isn't the only non-Canadian befuddled by this ... even if it has a reasonable explanation pertaining to manufacturing costs and the like.
If there's another takeaway, it's that "J.A. Happ and the Canadian Milk Confusion" would make a great band name.