Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Stitch 'n Pitch

This evening was the Blue Jays' Stitch 'n Pitch game against the Orioles. Scooter and I took the GO train into The Big City leaving enough time for us to go to our favourite food court before the game - downstairs of the Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place). James likes Subway and I LOVE Tamarind the Indian Kitchen, particulary their biryani and curry chicken. The curry is just spicy enough to make my nose run but not so spicy it's uncomfortable to eat. It's as good as any Indian food I've had at any sit down restaurant.

At the Rogers Centre (formerly the SkyDome), the roof was open and occasionally we'd get a lovely breeze from the lake. We got seated just in time for the YarnHarlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee to throw out the first pitch.
In her blog this week, she wrote about how stressed out she's been in anticipation of this public display of pitching acumen. It was a bit of a wild pitch but it did make it to the general vicinity of the plate.

Here, she's being congratulated by Ace, the Blue Jay mascot.
I'm sure she was very relieved to have that over with.

Then the two national anthems were sung by this gal. 

At some point during the game, Jeff proposed to Kim by way of the Jumbotron. In this picture, he's about to give her the engagement ring.
We all said 'awwwwwwww' and then burst into applause.
Pictured are some of the Kniterary crew. From the back row are Scooter, yours truly working on Aidan's second sock, Maureen (iammo on Ravelry) knitting her copycat Sekku Dianna shawl, Martina (martianknit) taking a photo and her friend, Pam. Behind Martina are Elaine (mystash) and Richard. In front of Martina and Pam are Emily (loveaslug) and her husband. I have no idea who the smiling woman is with the dark glasses and the aqua top.

The Jays beat Baltimore 8 - 2. The temperature was perfect (75F) for our walk to the Skywalk to take the GO train home. All in all it was a great night for knitters and the Jays.

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