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Lets play ball


This is an image that I took prior to the first pitch being thrown between the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics back in July of this year when I was in Toronto visiting. Luckily the weather was quite hot that day and the roof was open, which gave for a great backdrop for the image here 🙂 Sadly though, the Blue Jays lost that day 7-2 (July 24) and the following day was the worst loss in their franchise history: 16-0 also to the Athletics.

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17 responses

  1. Nice shot, like the colors and the atmosphere

    August 22, 2012 at 1:20 am

  2. Would you say you brought them bad luck? Great shot, though. 😉

    August 22, 2012 at 2:01 am

    • The Blue Jays never win when I’m at the park: twice in Toronto and once in Fenway park (Boston)… they always lose when I’m there 😦

      August 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

  3. Great shot but sadly the Jays have been disappointing lately.

    August 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

    • True, but I was impressed with the fan base… I remember how huge they used to be in the early 90’s, nice to see some of that spirit still exists 🙂

      August 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

  4. I can almost feel the vibe! 🙂

    August 22, 2012 at 5:32 am

  5. Former East Bay resident here, so the A’s were my team back in the day. Still, it’s a nice photo. 🙂

    August 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

    • They were another great franchise of the early 90’s late 80’s: McGwire, Conseco, Eckersley, etc… good times 🙂

      August 22, 2012 at 10:01 am

  6. GREAT SHOT ! ! !

    Nothing more to say.

    Bye, bye – lichtbildwerfer (GERMANY)

    August 23, 2012 at 3:38 am

    • Thank you for your kind words 🙂

      August 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

  7. Nice shot. I rarely have good luck shooting into the sun. You seem to have perfected it.

    August 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    • Can’t tell you how many failed attempts I had prior to that… I barely think about it anymore, I just do it 🙂

      August 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  8. What a grand picture! What do they play? Baseball? We don’t have this sport in Belgium! What a large & big open stadium! that’s so cool too!
    A lovely & very COOl picture too! 🙂

    August 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  9. Great shot. Love the sun flare! Takes me back to when we used to watch the Expos play!

    August 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

  10. Yeah! My Oakland A’s won!

    August 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

  11. Beautiful picture. Like the effect of the sun on overall picture.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:57 am