Stephen Harper catches Blue Jays’ game in style in New York

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his family capped off the last long weekend of the summer with a trip to the Big Apple.

The private family weekend included some public events, including the Broadway musical, "Spiderman", and a baseball game at Yankee Stadium.

Journalist Tom Murro attended Sunday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees and took a picture of the relaxed Harper donning a Jays' cap.

Munro said Harper sat in the the Legends Suite, an all-inclusive seat package costing $500 that provides fans with everything from fine dining with lobster and steak to ice cream and hot dogs.

Prior to the game, Harper was to meet with the Blue Jays players.

A tweet by The Star-Ledger journalist Marc Carig noted a message on the whiteboard in the Jays' clubhouse that said: "Everyone in clubhouse by 12:15 p.m. Visit by Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper."

Harper didn't bring any luck to the Jays however - the Yankee's toppled 'Canada's team' by a score of 9 to 3.

Harper's spokesman told CBC News that Harper always pays his own way, but declined to answer further questions about the trip, saying it was a private family weekend.

(Reuters Photo)

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