Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre

One of the defining aspects of the Rogers Centre is its massive retractable roof. It was the first of its kind in the world and I was lucky enough to see it in operation as the game ended (it's the final photo in this post). The Blue Jays are one of just two MLB teams that play on artificial turf and are the only major sport franchise in North America to have a hotel inside their stadium. There are 70 rooms that provide hotel guests a complete view of the stadium! It was great to see these unique things at the Rogers Centre but I also enjoyed seeing many of the same things I saw at stadiums in America. For the most part, attending a baseball game in Canada is like attending a baseball game in the U.S.A. Seeing a glimpse of that universality was a great experience. 

Final Score: White Sox 4, Blue Jays 0

While the White Sox took batting practice, a woman checked her phone while eating breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel inside of the Rogers Centre. 

While the White Sox took batting practice, a woman checked her phone while eating breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel inside of the Rogers Centre. 

Ken Kaufman plays the organ.

Ken Kaufman plays the organ.

Usher Aaron Francis looks on during the game. 

Usher Aaron Francis looks on during the game. 

A baseball card vending machine from what looks like the 1970s. 

A baseball card vending machine from what looks like the 1970s. 

Evelyn has been attending Blue Jays games since 1977.

Evelyn has been attending Blue Jays games since 1977.

From left, Mike and Nico eat Garrison Creek Flat Iron Grill Foot Long Hot Dogs. 

From left, Mike and Nico eat Garrison Creek Flat Iron Grill Foot Long Hot Dogs. 

Joel watches the game. 

Joel watches the game. 

Ace the Toronto Blue Jays mascot jokes around with an usher. 

Ace the Toronto Blue Jays mascot jokes around with an usher. 

Glenn Gabriel, right, sings during the seventh inning stretch with his family. 

Glenn Gabriel, right, sings during the seventh inning stretch with his family. 

The White Sox celebrate their victory.

The White Sox celebrate their victory.

The Rogers Centre roof closes after the game. 

The Rogers Centre roof closes after the game.