Retirement is for babies; a tribute to Brett Favre

Brett Favre should play professional football until his heart stops beating. The fate of the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has been a heated topic for the last week and it seems every single commentator paid to commentate on the Nauseating Football League has suggested it’s time for Favre to retire (again). It makes me sick! Brett […]


Nicole Polizzi, NL Manager of the Year?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for a new manager and even though many are available – Ken Macha, Jeff Banister, Dale Sveum to name a few – none scream of the ideal fit like someone else I know. Despite the club having considered John Gibbons, Carlos Tosca and Eric Wedge already, the only single person […]


What Kevin Brown, Kevin Brown and Kevin Brown have in common

It felt like I was hit by a sack of bricks. There I was on a lazy Sunday afternoon; folding my laundry and listening to a baseball game on the radio. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were hosting the Toronto Blue Jays. Midway through the match, Jerry Howarth, the long-time Blue Jay announcer, stated […]


Will the real Andruw Jones please stand up?

I owe Andruw Jones an apology. In April, I attended the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener against the Chicago White Sox. I found myself snickering after Jones’ name was announced during the player introductions. I couldn’t believe the White Sox were willing to take a chance on a player who was clearly not the athlete […]


The Grudge: How even 10 years later Raptors fans can’t let up

Fans of the Toronto Raptors are passionate. They live and die by the team with a full range of emotions based on the club’s performance. And while passion has positive results, it also has negative ones too. There are two players in the National Basketball Association – New York Knicks guard Tracy McGrady and Orlando […]


From the spotlight to the spotlight: Bernie Williams’ foray into music

There are many words that define Bernie Williams: clutch hitter, Yankee hero, All-Star, World Series champion, future Hall-of-Famer. But it’s probably safe to say that most people would be surprised if they found out words like “guitarist” and “critically-acclaimed musician” could also describe him. As it turns out, the baseball diamond is not the only […]


Most Valuable Memories: MLB 2008-09

The 2009 Major League Baseball season was filled with many notable moments. Colorado’s turnaround. Manny Ramirez’s suspension. Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. Like any year, there were the highs, the lows, the surprises and the disappointments. We expressed sorrow for Nick Adenhart – a life that passed on way too soon. We said goodbye to the […]


Pittsburgh’s Pirates Revealed

The Bucs are one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball. But what ever happened to them? This is a franchise that has produced stars Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski and Jason Bay and on top of that they play in (arguably) one of the best ballparks in baseball. Yet sadly, all of […]


Pitcher, Number 34

Your time with the Blue Jays will always remain a mystery. How on Earth did you convince JP Riccardi that you were worth all that money? 55 million over five years. Better question: How did you convince New York you were worth even more? 82.5 million over five years. I guess it all has to […]


John McDonald’s tears cure Swine Flu

Blue Jay fans love John McDonald. It’s a surprising form of loyalty since the veteran shortstop spends the majority of the season in the dugout. However, there’s something about “Johnny Mac” that has captured Toronto’s collective heart, despite his career .238 average (as of Sept. 14). Maybe it’s his highlight reel-worthy defense. Perhaps it’s his […]