Thursday, June 17, 2010

canadians at a ballgame (year two)


my beloved toronto blue jays were in san diego this week for a series against the padres.  since i had missed seeing them on this year's trip to anaheim, i decided to round up some friends for a trip to petco park.  i was joined by my friend peter (on the right) and my canadian friend adam - who you may remember from last year's trip to angel stadium.


the padres have an interesting promotion right now to get fans to fill out all-star voting ballots.  if you take the time to fill out 50 ballots, you get some kind of padres souvenier.  unfortunately by the time i filled out all 50 ballots, they had run out of the give-away item.  seeing that my 50 ballots were filled out with entirely dodger and blue jay players, it didn't really help the padres players anyway.

the jays ended up winning the game 7-1 behind some great pitching from one of my favorite players, starting pitcher, ricky romero.  coincidentally, we ran in to a big group of his supporters after the game.  who turned out to be friends and family members who asked if we'd like to meet him.

seriously??  of course we would!  somehow we got to the family/player meeting area and met up with the game winning pitcher who was kind enough to take a picture with three guys who really didn't belong there!  it was - to say the least - an incredible way to end the day!

8 comments:

PulledPorker said...

The Blue Jays were my second-favorite team as a kid. I wonder if you could guess who my favorite player was...

ben wideman said...

I never would have guessed that Rance was the guy. My baseball memory unfortunately only goes back to the 92 World Series. Kelly Gruber was my first favorite Blue Jay.

Laurie said...

WOW! This is wicked cool, Ben. Love it.

Hey, check out Wayne over at Meandering in Lotus Land today. It's a picture that will make you smile...

http://meanderinginlotusland.blogspot.com/2010/06/downhill-slope.html

ben wideman said...

Totally right! What a great photo!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Good to see a foto of 4 canadiens in a row smiling, 3 in uniform and one a fan.

I think the Blue Jays are gonna become my 2nd fav AL league...behind our beloved spiritedl Angels of course, bw.

ben wideman said...

Actually, Peter, on the right, is just posing as a Canadian. He's from Pennsylvania.

Angels fan, Cafe??? Ugh. I can't chear for the halos.

eyebleaf said...

Amazing!!!1 Ricky Romero is the truth.

Also, love the diversity in jerseys you guys were rocking. Good times. Petco's a blast.

ben wideman said...

Just got back from a trip to Chase Field! Details to come soon.

Unfortunately at the Padres game, the give-away for filling out 50 ballots had been downgraded from a jersey when you were there, to a cheap picture frame when we were there. Boo.