The World’s Biggest Flag!

Despite still suffering from a mild but lingering case of Jet Lag, having flown back from the UK on Monday, on Friday evening I headed down to the Rogers Centre (aka Skydome) in Toronto for the Blue Jays Home Opener against the Yankees. The game marked the much-anticipated Major League debut of Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and the first game as a starting pitcher since 2008 for the Blue Jays’ Dustin McGowan.

IMG_0133Sadly, in a drawn out game long on tedium and short on action, the biggest highlight of the night probably turned out to be the gigantic flag rolled out before the first pitch was even thrown!

IMG_0158Just prior to the American and Canadian national anthems, two lines of soldiers and Blue Jays personnel filed into the outfield carrying a snake of material. They just kept coming, until they stretched almost the entire width of the field.

What's this?

What’s this?

It's big, whatever it is.

It’s big, whatever it is.

Then, with the American anthem complete, the two lines began to separate…

What could it be?

What could it be?

Almost there...

Almost there…

…To reveal an enormous Canadian flag. Admittedly, we’d all realised what was coming, and perhaps it wasn’t actually the Biggest Flag in the World, but it was still bloomin’ impressive, I can tell you!

Who'd have guessed?!...

Who’d have guessed?!…

...It's an enormous Canadian flag!

…It’s an enormous Canadian flag!

Some of Canada's medal winners from the Sochi Olympics and Paralympics help hold the flag.

Some of Canada’s medal winners from the Sochi Olympics and Paralympics help hold the flag.

Oh, the Blue Jays lost, by the way. Boo!

There was a baseball game, too.

There was a baseball game, too.

The Jays were actually winning at this point!

The Jays were actually winning at this point!

Masahiro Tanaka's first Major League pitch.

Masahiro Tanaka’s first Major League pitch.

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2 Responses to The World’s Biggest Flag!

  1. sueslaght says:

    Must have been great to see it in person! Too bad about the Jays though. 🙂

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