|The Robbie Alomar ball: my new treasure|
Where it will most likely end up is right next to this little guy:
|Alomar's Hall of Fame bobblehead|
...which is the Roberto Alomar bobblehead doll I received when Sarah and I attended the ceremony to honour his Hall of Fame induction last year. We got to the park very early but still had to be quite lucky to get our hands on two of these beauties (Sarah gave the other one to her dad) because there were a limited number of them to give away and the Dome was an absolute sell-out for the game that day. We bought our tickets the moment we found out about the special nature of that game and had great seats out over the right-field fence in the front row, where we hung this fabulous sign that Sarah created for the occasion:
|Sarah copied the Blue Jay font perfectly for this sign|
Unfortunately, being new at this sort of thing, I asked for too small a sign to be seen by much of the park; however, it didn't escape the eagle eye of whoever was working the JumboTron camera that day because it suddenly appeared on the giant screen in one of the middle innings. That was an exciting moment, for sure!
My friend is a huge Leaf fan and maybe someday we will finally get to a game together. In the meantime, we'll continue to have these "pub chats" because a pint and some nosh with a friend is usually the best night of any week.