The St. Louis Cardinals had to win this game to force a seventh in the race for the 2011 World Series Title. They were down 5-7 going into the ninth. Lifelong Cardinals fan and homebred Missouri boy David Freese hit a bottom of the 9th, 2-out, 2-RBI triple that tied the game, saving the series for […]
It’s been quite a fight and it all comes down to tonight- the final game of the regular season. Rays vs. Yankees, Sox vs. Orioles to break the tie for the AL Wildcard, the prize a ticket to the playoffs. I’m with the Rays in this one but those Sox just won’t die.
As the Blue Jays bid adieu to the Rogers Centre for the year and Edwin Encarnacion clinches their perfect record in at-home extra innings (11-0) with a homerun to left field, I thought I’d take a moment to share what I’m most excited about for the team moving forward. First off, it’s impossible not to […]
Aaron Hill and John McDonald may not be the best baseball players ever to don Blue Jays uniforms but they are and always have been, without competition, my favourite players to do so. With their recent trade to the National League Arizona Diamondbacks, it’s unlikely I’ll be seeing my boys play live again for quite […]
Alex Anthopoulos is one of the best general managers in major league baseball. I’ve often referred to him in previous articles as a “Chess Master”. He is someone who sees the big picture and is always thinking three or four moves ahead. This past week however, Alex has proven himself to be a “Spin Master” […]
It’s about time the Jays got themselves a Canadian and BC boy/ potential all star 3rd baseman Brett Lawrie will fit the bill more than perfectly. Now playing his 5th major league game, Lawrie’s hitting .455 in the majors so far with 5 hits, 2 RBI and a home run. One of those RBIs came […]
Tomorrow he’ll be an official Hall of Famer so we’re celebrating by naming the former Blue Jays second baseman our Superstar of the Week, even though he’s been retired for years. Read more about him HERE in our Hall of Fame announcement.
It may be the obvious choice, but there is only one right choice for Sports Superstar of last week, Derek Jeter. Now, as a Red Sox fan the idea of naming a Yankee as the sportsman of the week may seem strange, but Derek Jeter is not just a member of the Yankees. Jeter is one […]
I’ve always argued that the reason baseball is better than all other sports (yes, I said it, it’s not an opinion I find easy to hide) is that it’s a rare true team effort. No matter how great the single superstar on your team (or even the handful of superstars), one man simply cannot win […]
In baseball, it is often said that you really don’t know what you’ve got as a baseball team until at least 60 games into the season. Well, the Toronto Blue Jays have now played 66 games so it seems like a good time to see what they’ve got (or, as their .485 record -32 wins […]
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!
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]