Saturday, April 09, 2011
Opening Day Must Be A Holiday, Because The Offense Went On Vacation: Blue Jays 3, Angels 2
The rest of the game wasn't actually terrible, save for the part where the Angels' offense basically didn't get it done. When they did get a hit, as with Mark Trumbo's fourth-inning double, they ended up either stranded or twin killing victims. A big part of that was Vernon Wells' 0-for-4 night, one for which he is understandably apologetic.
As to the park — the game was well-attended. The whole affair seemed to have a best-laid-plans sighing to it; the original C-17 scheduled for the flyover couldn't make it, so we got a World War II-era overflight instead. The game was reported to be a sellout at 43,853, but it seemed emptier than that (though not much). I keep hoping this isn't a portent for the rest of the season.