Metro / Ryan Tumilty Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose took a ride on one of the army’s Leopard battle tanks Sunday. Several members of the team came to the Edmonton Garrison as part of a tour of Western Canada.

Some of the Toronto Blue Jays heavy hitters got a chance to see some of Canada’s big guns Sunday, as members of the baseball team visited CFB Edmonton Garrison.

Several members of the team came to the base Sunday morning for a tour and autograph session as part of the Jays Western Canada tour.

“The support and the reception we get everywhere we have been has just been unbelievable,” said outfielder Anthony Gose. Gose said the team has support right across the country.

Colby Rasmus said since becoming a Blue Jay he has noticed the team’s support goes right across Canada.

“I learned that early on when I first became a Blue Jay,” Rasmus said.

Maj. Vince Kirstein, with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse said he had no trouble finding volunteers to show the Jays around.

“The Blue Jays are really Canada’s team. Ee are able to have them come out and play with Canada’s army and see what we do.”

Western tour

  • The Blue Jays visited the Stollery Children’s hospital and took part in an autograph session at West Edmonton Mall as part of the trip.
  • Spring training for the team starts in mid February and the home opener is April 2.

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