A couple of weeks ago, the Toronto Blue Jays closed out their season with no chance at the playoffs and I still had a ball! Their final home game against the New York Yankees (who clinched a playoff position the night before...grrrrrrrrrrr) was also Cito Gaston's last game in Toronto. Cito is best known to Torontonians as the Jays' Manager during their back to back World Series wins in 1992 and 1993. Before the game began, fans, former players, baseball greats and the Jays got to say good bye and THANK YOU to Cito Gaston.
An outpouring of love for Cito fills up the Jumbotron.
Naaz and Kushan fill up before the emotional pre-game tribute.
(HUGE thank yous to everyone who is sending postcards for their wedding guest book!)
Fans received a commemorative Cito ticket.
There were many testimonials and messages of cheer for Cito.
My favourite one was from Hank Aaron.
Cito thanks the fans and says good bye.
The players have a laugh at the expense of Cito's 'stache.
Naaz and I are left pensive.
But not for long! Bautista hit another homer to break the club record.
And then John and Marta showed up to say hello!
Check out John's jersey. Vintage no?
This picture makes me laugh.
Naaz and I could go out for Halloween like this.
We totally cheesed it up with signage!
Love Naaz's Cito sign.
To my Jays, thanks for a fun season and a great fan experience at every game this year! See you next year on Opening Day, April 1, 2011!