*Blue Jays Baseball!

August 26 –  a beautiful summer day in Toronto. A perfect day in fact, to watch the boys of summer play baseball at the Rogers Centre.

CN Tower in Toronto, Canada
The CN Tower as seen from the Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada

And it was definitely a Plan B* game for the Toronto Blue Jays. They had dropped their game with the Minnesota Twins the previous night, 6 – 1. Sitting in last place in their division, Toronto needed a win.

 

Crowd of Toronto Blue Jays fans at the  Roger Centre
Toronto Blue Jays fans enjoying a baseball game in the August stretch of the 2017 season

Despite the Blue Jays standing in the league, Toronto fans of all ages were out in force to cheer on their team.

Young child wearing protective headphones at a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game.
A young Toronto Blue Jays fan
My friend, David Arkell enjoying the game

The home town fans were not disappointed. Whatever changes the Blue Jays had made overnight worked. They racked up 10 runs on 13 hits.

Baseball player running the bases after hitting a home run.
Josh Donaldson hits a fifth inning home run with one man on base, to lift the Toronto Blue Jays by two runs
Jose Bautista at bat for the Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Bautista, at bat for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Minnesota Twins, connects with a pitch in the bottom of the 8th inning.

The Minnesota Twins did not easily go down to defeat. They kept the crowd in anxious suspense until the very end. They answered the Jays with two runs at the top of the 9th inning. The Twins finally came up short however, with 9 runs.

Final score: Toronto 10 – Minnesota 9.

Plan B* baseball. It doesn’t get more exciting than this.

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