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Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ isn't a big fan of the bagged milk sold in Canada

If you're in the United States and you go to buy milk at the store, it comes in a carton. It might be a quart or a half-gallon or a gallon or any other size. It may come in a plastic carton or a paper carton. Regardless of the size or material, milk always comes in a carton.

Not in Canada.

Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ grew up in Illinois, and as such he has correct opinions about milk storage. He first joined Toronto in 2012 and went on to learn of the atrocity that is bagged milk. We know this because of one of the great sports interview exchanges from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet. Here is a sampling:

Is there anything you're still not used to in Canada?

I think I've gotten used to most of the stuff. Grocery shopping is a little different. I still don't understand the bagged milk situation here.


You guys sell milk in bags and I don't really get why, or what you do then with the bags. Other than that it seems like Canada's doing a pretty good job. [Laughs.] But I don't get the milk. Put it in a gallon jug so you don't have the sloppy, messy bag.

You know you put the bag in a milk jug, right?

Where's the jug? Do you have to buy the jug separately? Why are they not in the jug already?

Happ is asking the tough questions.

Some surface level research reveals that putting milk in bags is easier to manufacture and the milk keeps longer in smaller individual bags than it would in a larger carton. While all of that may be true and logical, it is still so wrong.

We're with Happ, long live the milk carton.