jays vs yankees

One of our family’s many summer highlights was catching a subway to downtown Toronto to watch the Jays vs. Yankees. On our subway ride there,  Anaya intently listened as the  the boys chattered about their favourite Blue Jay players. I didn’t think she was all that interested in the game itself, but was loving the fact that we were together as a family in a big new city.   I believe there was just an unspoken assumption that the Voths would collectively be cheering on the Jays. However, Anaya suddenly piped up. She clearly stated that she would NOT be cheering for the Jays but was a Yankees fan. The boys tried to convince her otherwise, but her mind was made up.

As we sat and watched the warm up, amongst the crowd, Anaya’s voice was clear. Go Yankees!! Not only did this seem to surprise those around her, but somehow a Yankees player seemed to take note of her cheering. Nick Swisher glanced up our way…..& a moment later he turned around, pointed at her, and threw her the ball. Jo receiving the ball, put it in her hands & Anaya thinking he was playing catch, was about to throw it back.  She was convinced to keep it, and yelled, Thanks Swisher!

Not only did the Yankees win that night, but amongst the fans dressed in their Blue Jays gear,  the newest  Yankee fan walked out of the  stadium happily holding her official major league baseball.