Wednesday 1 July 2015
Jays Blast Red Sox in Canada Day Game
Today is Canada Day and the Toronto Blue Jays played at home against the Boston Red Sox. This is only the second time that Teena and I have been at a Canada Day game. It will have to become a tradition as the atmosphere is so electric.
The Jays were giving out "camo tees" for the first 20,000 fans. We were there in time.
Don Cherry threw out the first pitch.
The ceremony before the game. I love the huge Canadian flag!
Up to this point, the dome was closed and it was hot and stuffy but at exactly 1 pm, we saw that sliver of light that meant the roof was opening and soon we felt the welcoming cool breeze.
A packed house mostly dressed in Canada red.
These people were watching from their condo across the road.
When a Jays batter come to the plate, they choose the music that is played as they approach. Here are their tunes. If it was me, it would be Oh, What a Feeling by Crowbar.
Mark Buehrle on the mound for the Jays.
Josh Donaldson surprises everybody by laying down a bunt in the first inning. The Jays went on to score five in the first for a 5-0 lead.
Encarnacion was a huge reason for that 5-0 lead with a three run home run!
Bautista hit another later.
Our great armed forces people were everywhere. Thank you for always being there for us!
Teena and I.
Aaron Loop came in to relieve Mark Buehrle.
The 50/50 prize was very nice. I wish I could tell you that we won but no, we didn't.
Brett Cecil came on to close the ninth.
Mike Napoli struck out to end the game. Notice the ball in the glove.
Well earned congrats all around.
I am 3-1 on this season and looking forward to being there for more wins.