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.
Just 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.
Then, with the American anthem complete, the two lines began to separate…
…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!
Oh, the Blue Jays lost, by the way. Boo!
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