Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A bit late...

... but here's my review of our Blue Jays experience in Toronto!!

We saw the Jays play Boston on July 9 at the Rogers Center. It was an absolutely beautiful evening in Toronto and the roof was open. Our seats were about 16 rows up on the third base line. We had purchased souvenirs. We had had a fantastic meal at the Irish Embassy Pub earlier in the day and we had visited the Hockey Hall of Fame and we had a beautiful room at the Fairmont Royal York and life was good and nothing could possibly spoil it.

Well... maybe not nothing. It's possible that a 14-3 Red Sox pounding could spoil the nice evening. It was a laugher. Jays pitcher Ricky Romero was off his game and the Jays bats didn't come alive until it was much too late in the game to have an impact. It was so sad that we had traveled all that way for one Jays game and that was the result.

We woke up the next morning and started thinking about heading back to Ottawa. And then, my husband looked at the newspaper. "You know," he said. "The Jays are playing again this afternoon. First pitch is at 1pm. We could see the game and still be back in Ottawa by 10pm." There was a long silence. Twenty minutes later, we were heading back to Rogers Center.

The Jays did much better on Saturday. Brandon Morrow didn't pitch a great game, but the Jays more than made up for it with consistent offensive output. The final score was 9-5 for the home team.

The whole experience, good and bad, just reminded me how much live baseball is an experience in and of itself. You can't replicate the smell or the sounds of the experience at home, even in HD. I can't wait for the next game I get to see!

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