Play ball! Vancouver Canadians home opener was a swinging affair (PHOTOS)

The Vancouver Canadians kicked off its season of summer ball, June 14, with a nooner at the Nat

The Vancouver Canadians kicked off its season of summer ball, June 14, with a nooner at the Nat — a first for the minor league baseball team andaffiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Photographer Dan Toulgoet took in the festivities as the Canadians played the Spokane Indians at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, part of a seven game home stand.

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The C’s regular season runs until Sept. 2. For more information, go to milb.com/Vancouver.

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Field crew takes care of the infield prior to start of the game. Photo: Dan Toulgoet
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Canadians Ronny Brito in the pre-game stretch. Photo: Dan Toulgoet
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Tickets for sale outside the stadium before the game. Photo: Dan Toulgoet
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Musician Jim Byrnes sings the national anthem at Nat Bailey Stadium before the start of opening day against the Spokane Indians. Photo Dan Toulgoet
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Canadians outfielder Adrian Ramos signs the shirt of a young fan. Photo Dan Toulgoet
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Field crew takes care of the infield prior to start of the game. Photo Dan Toulgoet
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The crowd cheers on in the stadium. Photo: Dan Toulgoet
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Canadians pitcher Adam Kloffenstein launches the ball in opening day action. Photo Dan Toulgoet
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The Ragtime Ramblers Dixie Band entertain the crowd.. Photo Dan Toulgoet
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The Canadians line up on the third base line before the opening pitch. Photo: Dan Toulgoet
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Infielder Cameron Eden on deck takes a few cuts before his turn at bat. Photo: Dan Toulgoet
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Canadians in the dugout. Photo: Dan Toulgoet

 

 

See a video on the artwork that adorns the Nat Bailey Stadium below:

 

 

 

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