Thursday, June 28, 2018

Oddly, Sea Dogs Will Celebrate 'Canada Day' At Their Portland, ME Ballpark

The last time we checked, Portland, Maine is a pretty fair distance from the Canadian border. Not as far away as Boston, but still pretty darned far. For example, it's 339 miles to Halifax, Nova Scotia and 457 miles to Toronto, Ontario. Even the contiguous New Brunswick provincial border is 239 miles away from downtown Portland. So, why the heck are the Sea Dogs (the AA affiliate of the Red Sox) celebrating "Canada Day" on July 1st at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine? Is this just another politically-correct gesture by their NOG masters in Boston? I mean, Canadians are nice people and all—but what the heck does that have to do with a ballgame in Portland, Maine? Here's the official low-down from the Sea Dogs website: "The first 1,000 fans will receive a truck shaped stress ball with the Canadian Flag, courtesy of Day and Ross Freight. The Canadian National Anthem will be performed pregame. Canadian trivia, prizes, giveaways, in-game entertainment and more. And we'll be serving Poutine at the ballpark! Canadian residents are eligible for a buy one, get one free ticket offer. Must show proper ID at the ticket office to receive the offer." Huh? Sorry, but we just don't get it,—eh?