Kelly Bedard

Two months ago one of the most exciting afternoons of golf ever unfolded at Augusta National in the final round of the 75th Masters Tournament. Looking back, the narrative value of that afternoon is not lost. The triumphs and failures of some of golf’s greatest superstars and underdogs look all the more dramatic in hindsight. […]

Baseball’s Back!
  Kelly Bedard

The baseball season is officially under way, you can just feel the world getting a little bit brighter (except for the snow, that’s just unacceptable). In preparation for tonight’s game here’s a video featuring Toronto’s starting roster. Ricky, Aaron, Travis, JP, Jose and all the boys- welcome back!

  Michael Bedard

NASCAR held its biggest race of the season last weekend, the Dayton 500. Did anybody watch? Their biggest star, Jimmie Johnson, (Jimmie who?) has won the last 5 NASCAR season championships, known as the Sprint Cup. Would anybody recognize his picture on a cover of a magazine? Ten years ago NASCAR icon, Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]

  Michael Bedard

This past Sunday, former NHL superstar Mario Lemieux spoke up about the growing violence that has gripped the National Hockey League. An NHL Hall of Famer who now owns the Pittsburgh Penguins, Lemieux used the team’s website to respond to the NHL disciplinary action (or, as he sees it, lack of disciplinary action) following a […]

The Toronto Blue Jays begin spring training on Monday in preparation for what hopes to be a “successful” 2011 baseball season. Success for the Jays this year can be defined in many ways. The season will be a success if they simply win more games than they lose or can make it through September without […]

  Michael Bedard

Green Bay should have a Super Bowl. I don’t mean that they need to win a Super Bowl (they’ve done that already, 3 times), I’m saying they need to host one. That’s right, the biggest spectacle in sports should be held in tiny Green Bay Wisconsin, population 98,476. This year, Super Bowl XLV is being […]

  Michael Bedard

Less than a week after the blockbuster trade of Vernon Wells, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos (whom I’m now dubbing “the chess master”) was at it again. This time he flipped newly acquired Catcher/1st Basement/DH Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers for relief pitcher Frank Francisco (6-4, 3.76 ERA, 2 saves in 56 relief appearances) […]

  Michael Bedard

Alex Anthopoulos did what many people considered impossible, he traded Vernon Wells. The centre fielder is very talented but very expensive ($86 million over the next 4 years), aging (32) but still productive (.273, 31 HR, 88 RBI in 2010) and a three-time All Star. Wells went to the Angels in exchange for 29-year-old Catcher/1st […]

  Kelly Bedard

90% of voters in the Baseball Writers Association of America wanted Roberto Alomar in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. Every Toronto Blue Jays fan there ever was agrees. And on July 24th of this year, we’ll be getting our wish. In 17 years in the major leagues, Alomar was a 12x All Star […]

  Kelly Bedard

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Chicago Cub great Ron Santo. The 70-year-old former player and broadcaster died of cancer yesterday in Arizona. For 14 years Santo manned the hot corner, and if it wasn’t for Erin Banks, might be regarded as Mr. Cub. A 5-time Golden Glove winner, Santo […]

The Major League winter meetings are next week in Lake Buena Vista Florida and the Hot Stove League has been heated up as they approach. Detroit has been a major player so far, signing setup man Joaguin Benoit to a three year 16.5 million dollar contract, big bucks for a setup man. Next, they signed […]

  Ann Fitzhenry

The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC. Legend says that a soldier named Pheidippiedes ran from the site of the battle to Athens to relay news of the victory of the Greeks over the invading Persians. This legendary run has since inspired millions all over the world to lace up their running shoes […]

  Michael Bedard

Alex Anthopoulos, has shown a golden touch in his first year as the general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. The signing of John Buck as primary catcher was an excellent move; securing Alex Gonzales as shortstop and then flipping him over for a young potential-All Star shortstop in Yunel Escobar was another. However, heading […]

  Kelly Bedard

John Farrell was named as the heir to Cito Gaston’s throne earlier today in a press conference held by GM Alex Anthopoulos. The new manager comes from the Boston Red Sox where he’s spent the last 4 seasons as pitching coach. Click Here to read about it on MLB.com

  Kelly Bedard

Blue Jays fans got a dose of fantasy this week in a slew of spectacular play from the Toronto team. It was a weekend that sparked the hope that maybe the 4th place team could make  a run at something this fall. Coming off a series win of 2/3 games at Yankee Stadium, The Jays […]

  Kelly Bedard

George Steinbrenner was the most infamous man in baseball. A controversial and dedicated owner, Steinbrenner changed the Yankees and subsequently the face of the sport forever. He lived and breathed by a winning record, sank historic amounts of money into the team (elevating the Yankees but belittling the fair playing field) and demanded nothing less […]

After a loss as devastating (read: embarrassing) as tonight’s against the (villains!) Red Sox, it’s important to remember the good things. There are 2 of them. – Johnny Mac, the hardest working man in baseball and the best all-round guy in town, drove home another home run, the first run of the game for the […]

The Lebron saga has been hashed, rehashed, debated, analyzed so much that I almost feel bad adding to the endless space on the internet already devoted to the subject. This is way past beating a dead horse; it’s been beaten to death and then beaten again until the corpse is mutilated beyond recognition. But that […]

  Chris Behmke

If you’re a basketball fan, or even a sports fan (which I’m assuming you would be, since this is a sports-related blog) you’re aware that this summer’s class of NBA free agents is considered by many the most talented in the history of the league. This abnormal concentration of talent through free agency has given […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hey Sports Fans, Welcome to the newest addition to the “My Entertainment World” family. Branching off from established sites “My TV” and “My Theatre“, this is “My Sports Stadium”. Here we’ll be discussing all things sports-related from player profiles, to post-game rants to detailed strategy analysis. Our first full article will be posted soon but […]

Star Pitchers and their TV Taste
  Kelly Bedard

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle brought some insight to David Letterman tonight with his list of “The Top Ten Things That Went Through Mark Buehrle’s Mind During His Perfect Game [on Thursday]” Why is this at all interesting? Number 5 on the list was:“Did I remember to TiVo So You Think You Can Dance?” […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s rare that I would ever direct you lovely readers towards watching sports instead of regularly scheduled programming but I will make an exception for tomorrow night’s event. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, tomorrow night’s All-Star game is sure to be worth the watch. Starting at 8pm on FOX, tune in to see […]