It's become a Canada Day tradition for Gord and I to go to the Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Their record was 14 wins - 25 losses on Canada Day going into today's game.
They gave away Canada Day caps to the first 20,000 attendees and Gord and I got there early enough to get one. Yay!
Because Toronto is having a heatwave, the roof was closed.
Here's the opening line-up for the Blue Jays ...
There was a tribute to the police officers who had responded to the #TorontoStrong incident and members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
|Reps threw out the first ceremonial first pitch to |
pitchers Marcus Stroman and John Axford
|They got autographed balls and shirts|
There's always a ceremony for the anthems during the national anthems. Five hundred members of our Armed Forces unfold our flag. It's always a sight to see!
|Darryl Casselman sang the anthems|
JA Happ was the Blue Jays pitcher and the game began ...
Here is the line-up for the Blue Jays.
Here is the view from our seats.
The seventh inning stretch ... Okay! Okay! Blue Jays! Blue Jays! Let's play ball!
The prize for the 50/50 drawa was almost $75,000!
Alas, we didn't win.
Even though the Blue Jays lost 9 - 1, Kevin Pillar made an amazing save stopping a home run.