Tom Robson's reward for his clutch playoff performance Monday night is a six week all-expenses paid trip to Florida.
The Toronto Blue Jays top prospect is getting a chance to be a typical 20-year-old before heading south for what actually will be more work to conclude his season.
Robson is enjoying a few days with family and friends then will leave for Florida for instructional league ball.
The Ladner native knew of his destination prior to Monday's six and a third inning masterpiece against the Boise Hawks that paved the way for a 5-0 Vancouver Canadians' victory and their third consecutive Northwest League playoff title.
"I knew two weeks ago where I would be going but because we went as far as we did in the playoffs and I got a couple of more starts, they gave me a week off," said Robson. "It's kind of bittersweet. That would have been a great way to end my season."
Prior to the best-of-three series, Robson learned he would get the start if a third and deciding game was needed.
"To be honest, I was just hoping we would win the first two games and that would be it," he laughed.
"I had a hard time time falling asleep Sunday night and Monday might have been the longest day of my life. "There was just so much going through my head. Here was my hometown team trying to win three (championships) in a row. I also knew it was likely the very last time a lot of my family and friends would see my pitch. That's a lot on your shoulders."
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