Saturday 1 July 2017

Toronto Blue Jays 1, Boston Red Sox 7, Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

It's become a tradition for Gord and I to spend Canada Day at the Toronto Blue Jays game.  We buy our tickets as soon as they go on sale as this game always sells out.

The area around the Rogers Centre was decorated for Canada Day.

Here are Gord and I.

Thanks to my pal, Jen, for the cap!  The first 20,000 ticketholders
 in the door got a free hat (we were too late) and her friend gave us hers.
Total attendance at today's sold-out game was 46, 672.

Jamie Campbell and Gregg Zaun hosts the Blue Jays telecasts on Sportsnet and got in the spirit of Canada Day!

The roof had been closed because of the threat of rain ... but it opened just before the game started.  Yay!

The Blue Jays were playing the Boston Red Sox, who they'd lost to last night.

We watched the Blue Jays players warm up.

The 48 Highlanders of Canada band presented the colours.

Sgt. David Grenon sang the national anthems.

Before the Canadian anthem was sung, members of the Canadian Armed Forces brought out a giant Canadian flag.

Ace, the Blue Jays mascot, worked the crowd and the kids love Ace!

Here is the Blue Jays roster and line-up.

And the game began with Blue Jays Francisco Liriano throwing out the first pitch.

Here is the view from our seats in section 130.

Between one of the innings, Ace came out with a big cake everyone sang Happy Birthday to Canada.

Jr. Ace was in the cake

Oh no!  There was a threat of rain the the roof was closed.

The prize for the 50/50 draw as almost $137,000!

Alas, we didn't win.

Though it was a festive game, the Blue Jays lost 7 - 1.

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