If there is a player to watch this season, it’s handsome and charismatic Alex Rios. Critics and fans alike are beginning to view the strong-armed right fielder as a cornerstone of Toronto’s bat-and-ball franchise. Recently, Rios took time out from his packed spring training schedule to tell us about the best things to do at a Jays game, and what he loves most about Toronto.
Where: How will you make this year a better personal season, after your exceptional spell in 2008?
Rios: I work and play hard and try not to pay attention to my numbers. It’s all about the team and we have a good one this year.
Where: To get the most out of attending a Blue Jays game, what is your advice to spectators?
Rios: Sit in right field and watch me play! Well, visitors should watch the team but I can guarantee that, either way, you’re going to have a lot of fun.
Where: How would you spend an ideal day off in the city?
Rios: I would go to a nice restaurant and have a good meal with my family, then head home to relax before next day’s game. My favourite areas in the city are Yorkville and the Entertainment District.
TIP! Young baseball lovers can get a feel for the big leagues on Junior Jays Saturdays at the Rogers Centre. Enjoy buskers, face painters and more two hours before game time; after the last inning, kids can run the bases just like the pros.