Wednesday 1 July 2015

Toronto Blue Jays 11, Boston Red Sox 2

It's Canada Day and what better way to celebrate than spending it at a Toronto Blue Jays game?

The Boston Red Sox were in town.

Gord and I bought our tickets for it months ago ... it's a good thing because the game was sold out.

Outside the Rogers Centre, there was a dixieland band playing and a woman walking around on stilts (or really long legs!).

The first 20,000 fans got a free teeshirt ... Gord and I were there in time.

Ace worked the crowd before the game.

Don Cherry threw out the first pitch ... here he is beforehand.

Hundreds of members of Canada's armed forces were part of the opening ceremony.

Singing the national anthems

Up to this point, the dome had been closed and it was really really stuffy.  As the armed forces left the field, the roof started opening.  Yay!

It was so much cooler once the roof was open

Here's Don Cherry throwing out the first pitch.

Cherry signed the ball for Josh Donaldson

And the game began ...

José Reyes
Josh Donaldson
José Bautista
Edwin Encarnación
Russell Martin
Justin Smoak
Kevin Pillar
Ezequiel Carrera
Ryan Goins

The crowd was a sea of red, white and blue.

The Jays were wearing red and white for Canada Day.  Even the Red Sox celebrated by wearing a Canadian flag on their right sleeve.

In the sixth inning, Ace and Junior helped the grounds crew clean up the bases.

The West Jet flight deck was gaily decorated.

The prize for the 50/50 draw was almost $33,000!!

Alas, we weren't even close.

The Jays won 11 to 2.  Yay!

Here are Gord and I after the game.

What a fun way to celebrate Canada Day!

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