Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Blue Jays-Rangers & Roberto Alomar Day

Been almost a month between posts so here we are in Toronto. I got to see the Toronto Blue Jays take on the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers. I had wanted to bring Benjamin but it was too hot and he opted to play with his cousin. I was seated four rows behind the Blue Jays dugout. Before the game, Roberto Alomar was honored by the Blue Jays. He starred at second base for five seasons for them and was enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame recently. His number 12 was retired by the team as you'll see below.

The Blue Jays won this game 7-3 as Edwin Encarnacion hit a two run homer and Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow struck out eleven Rangers. Enjoy the photo essay, click on the picture for a larger version.

Subway stop. It was a quick twenty minute ride from here.

Air Canada Centre where the Maple Leafs play.

CN Tower

Rogers Centre aka Skydome

Shots of downtown Toronto before the game.

Inside the park, honoring Roberto Alomar

Alomar makes his way to the podium

Former Blue Jays Manager Cito Gaston addresses the crowd

Alomar's #12 is officially retired

Roberto Alomar addresses the crowd

Alomar with his parents.

Blue Jays Jose Bautista before the game

Game shots:

Rangers Pitcher CJ Wilson delivers the pitch...

Edwin Encarnacion connects for a 2 run homer.

Celebration after the homer.



CN Tower from Section 126, 4th row.

Canadian Mounties and I discussing the ball game under cover.

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