Our Toronto Blue Jays are hot, hot, hot right now so I figured this year would be a great time to introduce Hannah to a live game! We often watch them on TV and with the games being so exciting this year I thought she might enjoy it.
A couple of weeks ago I bought tickets for Dad, Hannah and I to go to yesterday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Dad’s childhood team. The problem with going to a game late in the season for a team in first place in their division is that most clothing items are hard to find. Hannah and I went to W*mart Thursday night with hopes of finding a t-shirt for her. I couldn’t find anything in the kid’s dept. but found one lone t-shirt in the men’s dept. Even though it’s a men’s small I quickly realized that with the help of a mitt clip that I could make this work. I think she looks adorable and many people commended on her cute little ‘dress’ at the game!
One of the reasons we chose to go on a Saturday is that Saturdays are Jr. Jays days with lots of free activities set up for the kids before, during and after the game. First stop was for an airbrushed tattoo.
In the end, the parts of the game that we saw were AMAZING as our Jays won 15-1 and secure their top spot in the American League East!!! The noise in the stadium was deafening….and awesome! (And….the sound almost drowned out the sobs of our family in Windsor who are all Tigers fans! ) SO much fun to be at such a great game!!
After the final pitch was thrown there was still more fun for the Jr. Jays. We made our way down a long, LONG, l-o-n-g line (it reached almost 1/2 way around the top level of the stadium!!) to wait for an opportunity for Hannah to run the bases. How fun!!! Hannah found a neat spot to wait.
By the time our group of 1000’s of kids began their trek down to the field, the game had been over for almost an hour but the excitement could still be heard and felt!
It was a really neat feeling to walk onto the field and see the stadium from such a different perspective! The event was really well organized and as we walked in from the outfield, past the warm-up pitcher’s mounds, we approached first base and the kids cut off to the right and began to run the bases while the parents walked a path beside first base. We met up at home plate. If you look carefully you can see my girl running her little heart out! Go Hannah Go!!!
It was the perfect day from start to end and we quickly decided that this will become an annual tradition! We hope to go to a game against the Tigers again next summer with more of our family joining us….as well as those who are Tiger fans from Windsor! C’mon family - who wants to join us?
Go Jays Go!!!