Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This past weekend was Labour Day weekend. I was really pleased to learn that Danny wasn't going to be on call those days and that we'd get some time to spend together. Initially I had hoped we could pack a picnic lunch and get out of the city to visit one of the many parks or lakes surrounding us but the weather forecast wasn't exactly promising. So we decided to spend our time closer to home rather than battling the packed highways in the rain. It was probably a smarter choice.

So what did we do? We headed to a Baseball Game! Blue Jays vs. Red Sox. It was my first-ever professional ball game and I was excited to get in on the action. 

It was overcast and windy but the rain held off (thankfully). We grabbed some extremely overpriced nachos, a hotdog and a drink and sat down behind first base. 

Even though I played little league as a kid, I'm definitely no expert when it comes to baseball and had to ask a lot of questions. Which hand-signal means ball and which one means strike? Why can't he steal a base now but could during the last play? What's a Bull Pen and why are there so many pitchers? Fortunately the game was pretty easy to follow and I could even participate in the cheering when there was a big play.

During the '7th Inning Stretch", we all stood up and sang the classic "Take me Out to the Ball Game" song. There was another song with actions to go along with it but I just watched and listened to that one, haha. The Snowbirds also flew overhead a few times as there was an air show going on at the Harbour just a few blocks away. What an added treat!

The game was fun but the score was still 0-0 at the bottom of the 9th. I was getting a little chilly and wondered how long the game would go on in extra innings. We stayed to watch the 10th inning and although there were scenarios that couldn't be played out more dramatically in the movies, there were still no runs on the board. We decided to leave. (Hey there was a football game starting on TV and I didn't want to miss that either).

We grabbed some hot coffee at Tim Horton's on our walk home.  It was then that we learned that Toronto had just hit a home run and won the game. Shoot! I missed it! But then again, I was much warmer now and we didn't have to deal with the big crowds exiting Roger's Centre.

I'm glad that I was able to check another item off my 'Toronto Bucket List' and maybe if I'm lucky we'll be able to go to another game soon!

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