Well it's true; I have now officially become a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. For all of you playing at home, that is the local baseball team based in Toronto. How did I make it official I hear you ask, I bought a baseball cap.
Photo Credit: Jenn Fer
It's only the start of the season and I have already been to two home games with some other budding supporters. And the best news is that my beloved Blue Jays have won both of those. Now I have to admit I only knew the basics of how the game played out. I have to thank another local fan for the description of the extra men standing at first base and second base - coaches. And we have to thank google for providing the answers of what R,H,E mean on the score board. Runs, Hits and Errors.
The Major League Baseball season runs from the first season in April until the first Sunday in October. Currently, there are 30 teams who compete at the highest level playing 162 games in a season. This means there are plenty of games to go watch. Just check out http://mlb.mlb.com/home to see who is playing when.
Now as my team are the Blue Jays, the below information will let you know how to get the best out of the game.
The game is played at the Rogers Centre which is also known as the superdome. It is in downtown Toronto and easily accessible. If you need a landmark, it is next to the CN Tower. There are a few ways of picking up tickets for the game. If you head to the venue, on most nights you can buy them at gate 8 and gate 9. These start from about $15 for the seats at the top of the stadium or $46 if you want to sit on the lower tiers. If you jump online before the game, they are at a lower price. Copy and paste http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=tor Other ways you can buy tickets are through scalpers on the street. I haven't done this method but they are usually selling them at a cheaper price than the box office. If you don't trust the scalpers, head to www.stubhub.ca and search for tickets through there.
If you want to be a little bit cheeky, buy the cheaper tickets but sit down at the lower levels. Be prepared to act a little dumb if security catches you out though.
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Go the Blue Jays!