Tony turned on the television shortly before the official pregame ceremonies started. Much to his surprise he was unable to tune into the Bally Sports Midwest channel that was televising the game. After fiddling with options on the he called our cable provider and learned that when we upgraded our plan back in December, Bally wasn't a channel he selected. He was able to add it over the phone, but the representative told him the feed could take up to 24 hours to show up.
So instead of watching we listened to everything on the radio, starting with the organist playing "Here Comes the King" as the Budweiser Clydesdales circled the field.
Next came motorcades of Cardinals Hall of Famers and current players, a recognition of the 2022 National League Central Division Championship, and the National Anthems of Canada and the United States. There was a ceremonial first pitch, and finally, the game.
Once the game started Tony did a better job of listening than I did (I went to the office to do some computer tasks), but from the back of the house I could hear the excited announcers and crowd sounds when there was a good play. Instead of eating dinner in front of the television we took our plates (and the radio) to the deck and enjoyed the first outdoor meal of the season.
It was an exciting game, with lots of scoring, but in the end the Blue Jays won 10-9. The season goes until October, though, and there will be many more opportunities to watch.