Dave had us out the door and on a mission. It was already 3:30 and by 4 p.m. he wanted to be in a pub or sports bar with a television so we could watch the fifth and final baseball game in the Toronto Blue Jays play off series against the Texas Rangers.
We walked up and down street after street looking for a place to watch the game but many were still not open for the evening or they didn’t have a television. Dave stopped to ask this gentleman if he knew of a pub with a television, but the elderly man was only interested in sharing his religious beliefs with Dave.
Finally just minutes before the game started we found La Ninkasi du Faubourg. Named after the Sumerian goddess of beer the establishment had many different rooms all with televisions broadcasting the crucial ball game in French. . When the game started the place was fairly empty but it filled up quickly with baseball fans who cheered along with us as the Jays came from behind first to tie the game and then to pull into a 3 run lead. We had planned to go out for dinner after the game but lo and behold at 5 pm. out came this loaded buffet which pub patrons could visit for just a twoonie. Lucky for us since the Jays game was very looooooooong and we would have been pretty hungry by the time it was over.I felt a little sorry for the umpires who had to deal with some unusual situations during the game. When the final pitch was thrown and the Jays had won the game the French Canadian fans who had been watching with us shook our hands, gave us high fives and cheered along with us. It was kind of neat to be celebrating a great Canadian sports moment in a different part of Canada.