Teena and I are on vacation this week and months ago bought tickets for this weekday afternoon Toronto Blue Jays game. They were taking on the San Diego Padres, who were paying their first visit to the Rogers Centre in team history.
The CN Tower beside the stadium looked great and all afternoon there were walkers hanging their butts over the edge.
It was camp day and all camps were dressed in colours.
Marisa McIntyre sang the national anthems.
Canadian Donovan Bailey, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist and first Canadian to ever legally break the 10 second mark for the 100 meter dash, threw out the first pitch.
The exchanging of the lineup cards.
R.A. Dickey first the first pitch of the game.
Jose Batista takes a might swing and miss.
Josh Donaldson doubled to right but the Jays could not bring him in to score.
Kevin Pillar pulls in a fly ball.
The view from our seats.
Kevin Pillar has to dive out of the way of a pitch.
The woman in front of us was not a baseball fan and spent much of her time playing video games.
Devin Travis walked on this high pitch.
He then scored on a Kevin Pillar double.
The Jays were down 7-1 at the time but with this and two more runs in the sixth brought the fans hope, closing the gap to 7-4 with lots of time left. That would be it, though, for the Jays.
Biagini come into the game in the relief of Dickey and did not give up an earned run.
Melvin Upton Jr., who just was traded to the Jays from the Padres on Monday, singles.
A big crowd for a weekday game.
Frank Morales came in for an inning and gave up a home run.
The 50/50 draw. No, we didn't win.
New comer Joaquin Benoit came in for the 9th and kept the game at 8-4
The Jays went quietly in the 9th and lost 8-4.
It's always more fun to see a win or at least a close game but not today. Oh well. We took two out of three from them and are in a big series this coming weekend against the first place Baltimore Orioles. Bring them on!