That said, here are some visual highlights from the game:
Our seats were in right field, right over Jose Bautista's territory.
Before the game, third baseman Josh Donaldson was presented with a Silver Slugger award by head coach John Gibbons.
Next up, former Montreal Expos player Tim Raines, recently inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The ball was caught by former Blue Jay Roberto Alomar, also a Hall of Famer.
The giant Canadian flag was unfurled as we sang the National Anthem. I've seen this a couple of times now and it's always an emotional experience.
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces hold the flag in place.
At the same time, in the stands behind 3rd base, this flag appeared with the team's 2017 slogan on it: #LetsRise. I'm not entirely sure what that means but maybe it will catch on. (Last year's motto was #OurMoment.)
Our mascot, Ace, took time to sit with some fans behind the dugout.
Here are some of the players (mostly pitchers) in the dugout during the game.
Some lucky fan took home a whole lot of money from the 50/50 draw.
Unfortunately, it wasn't my sister and I, even though we had both bought tickets from our friend Stephanie (rocking the blue eyeshadow and nails looks in honour of Opening Day). We had lots of ideas about how we would each spend our share of the money but alas, it was not to be.
Here's my sister and I, smiling for the camera. (Hi Mom!)
And last but not least, Joey's butt. A rather fine one, don't you think? :)