I had a great time during the weekend as we made our way to Toronto. It took us close to 12 hours to get there, when you include a stop in Niagara Falls. By the way, that place is amazing and Ashley and I had a great time there. Toronto is an amazing city and after spending a night there, i was ready to pack my bags and move there. The city is so clean and beautiful with tons of tall buildings and the people are really nice, i guess Canadians like to live up to their friendly reputation.
We got a great deal through Travelocity on a hotel downtown that was within walking distance of the ballpark. Rogers Centre is right in the heart of downtown and i really liked the variety of bars and restaurants close by. We ate at this place called Eggspectation, I had a Mango burger that was worth every penny.
Rogers Centre is not a very attractive ballpark but i guess most domed stadiums are not and i did not like their artificial turf, it looked very run downed but the ballpark is very easy to navigate and it had great food choices. We sat on the 500 level right behing home plate and had a great view of the whole field. Ricky Romero was really good and tossed a complete game and the Jays won the game 6-1. I got the souvenir cup and a shot glass to add to my collection on my way out.
We left Toronto early Monday and made our way to Pittsburgh to watch the Cubs and the Pirates play. We got a great parking location right in front of the home plate entrance for 15 bucks. PNC Park is beautiful, I liked all the statues of their great players outside the park, specially the one for Roberto Clemente.The park was built in a perfect place and it has the backdrop of the whole city behind it, too bad the Pirates are the home team.
It was really hot that day but i didn't care because for the first time in my life i was sitting behind home plate, i guess the good part about the Pirates being bad is you can great tickets really cheap. We had a great view and it was actually a pretty good pitching matchup and the Pirates pulled through for a 2-1 win. I have to say that PNC is park as a structure is the most beautiful park i have visited up to this point and i would love to go back when i get the chance.
In other exciting news, i got an email alert from the Nats on our way back to DC about Stephen Strasburg's debut and i got two tickets before they sold out. I am really excited to see this kid pitch. My next stadium is Camden Yards on Sunday when the O's play the Red Sox, i moved my trip to Tampa for later in the summer so Philadelphia will be the next place after that.