10,616 – not a great attendance last night (not terribly bad considering the opponent, their injuries, the first week of school, and the weather – but not great), making it tough to find a fan of the game. The upper deck was eerily silent.
But then something magical happened.
A 500 Level Fan of the Game appeared, seemingly from nowhere. And this fan looked famous! Here’s a clue:
This is Ground Control to Major Tom/ You’ve really made the grade/ And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear/ Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare
This is Major Tom to Ground Control/ I’m stepping through the door/ And I’m floating in a most peculiar way/ And the stars look very different today
Or how about this:
That’s right! In the 5th inning, a quick look behind us brought us last night’s fan of the game – Major Tom!
Gold tights. Blue eye makeup. This man/woman was heavily involved in a photo shoot for a few innings at the top of the upper deck.
Until the always lovable Rogers Centre security staff put a stop to it…
But it was great while it lasted.
And for distracting all 425 of us in the 500 Level during a game in which the Jays lost 8-1, and virtually the entire ‘B-squad’ (Mike McCoy, Jose Molina, Jarret Hoffpauir, Brian “Billy” Tallet, and Josh Roenicke) made an appearance, winning the 500 Level Fan of the Game is richly deserved.
Congratulations Major Tom.