I FINALLY made my first road trip of the season today (better late than never) and it was worth the wait. After jumping out to an early 7-0 lead, the bullpen almost gave it away as the Jays hung on for an 8-6 victory at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Mrs. and I made it to our seats with only about 5 minutes to spare, after a 4 1/2 hour drive.
I brought a decent camera today and have posted plenty of pics on my sister site:
Jays have now won 5 of their last 6, lead Boston by a full game, and finish up with 3 in the Bronx.
The Good – seeing a road win in person…. In all my years of ballpark travels the Jays tend to lose way more than they win when I’ve seen them on the road. The drive home always feels a little easier after a victory.
The Bad: barring a miracle lottery win, this was my last MLB game that I’ll see in person this season. Hmmmmmm, maybe MLBlogs can send me as a correspondent to the playoffs…. yeah, that would be nice! I’m not picky – Shea, Comerica, Petco, the Metrodome, Yankee Stadium, Oakland… wherever! Will work for tickets!
The Ugly: Windsor Tunnel traffic jam… perhaps I should have taken the Ambassador Bridge?