Thursday 27 July 2017

Toronto Blue Jays 8, Oakland Athletics 4, Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

The Toronto Blue Jays had an afternoon game today and Gord and I decided yesterday to go.  Because it was "Camp Day" (so a lot of camps and kids were there), Gord couldn't find two seats together on the Blue Jays ticket site.  I ended up finding a couple tickets in the 500 level, just above third base, on an online neighbourhood buy and sell site ... two tickets for $15 all in.  Sweet!

It had been raining all morning but had cleared up a bit by the time we got to the game.  We were happy to see the roof open.  Here's the CN Tower from our seats.

Jennifer Strype sang the national anthems.

Greg Westlake, Canadian ice sledge hockey player and Paralympian, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The umpires had a discussion with the managers.

Here are me and Gord.

Marcus Stroman was the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays.

Veteran Roy Eddy was honoured.

The clouds started clearing.

Blue Jays manager, John Gibbons, got evicted from the game.  A few minutes later, Marcus Stroman and Blue Jays catcher, Russell Martin, were evicted from the game.  Needless to say, the umpire who kicked them out of the game was not popular for the rest of the game.

There were people doing the EdgeWalk on the top of the CN Tower.

Here is the view from our seats.

The skies cleared and the sun came out.

The attendance at today's game was announced to be 47,484.

Ace encouraged everyone to get up and move during the seventh inning stretch.

The prize for the 50/50 draw was just over $31,000.

Alas, Gord and I didn't win.

Nice view of the CN Tower.

The game went into extra innings.  At the end of the 10th inning, Steve Pearce hit a homerun and the Blue Jays won.

Here are the final game stats.

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