21 June 2007

Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Eh

On Tuesday night, I got the opportunity to go to a Blue Jays game. I know they aren't the best team in baseball, or super popular around here, but I was pretty excited. One of the things I'd like to do before I die is hit all the baseball parks. I am very, very far off from doing this, but each time I travel, I try to make a dent in the list.

I am lucky enough to have some baseball connections, so we got free tickets with great seats. We arrived at the bottom of the 1st inning...kind of a bummer because I would have liked to see them perform the two national anthems, and the Jays were already down by 3. The game continued much in this same vein, with the Dodgers just pounding in runs almost every inning. Despite the huge stadium (Rogers Centre is really big!), the atmosphere was almost one of a minor league game. There were crazy giveaways every inning, a weird pepper race, and the fans constantly on the big screen (I don't see that happen every inning at most games I go to).

The night was beautiful; although it had been a stormy day, it was warm enough at night for them to leave the dome open. So, one more stadium down!

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