(Yes, I took this pic of Mike Trout. Front row at Tempe Diablo in Tempe… and two seats away from Angels owner Arte Moreno.) Are we sick of voting yet? Don’t worry, you don’t get a vote in the Major League Baseball year-end awards. But there’s still plenty of time to debate the winners. Here … More And the winners are…
We love to complain about how many of our longstanding traditions are dying or being taken from us. Our school Christmas concerts have become bland holiday sing-a-longs. (Can you even say Christmas anymore?) Halloween costumes are no longer – instead, it’s a Black and Orange Day at the school. Youngsters don’t play in the park … More To hell with tradition
They swept a very good Boston Red Sox team in the Division Series and then overmatched the Blue Jays in the Championship Series. The Cleveland Indians are definitely good enough to win the World Series and make Chicago Cubs fans cry. The majority of media coverage heading into the Fall Classic has focused on the … More Don’t sleep on Tribe
There’s a difference between wants and needs. A new car, a second piece of cake, and – especially in Saskatchewan – one more beer for the road. Are they wanted or needed? A great debate would be the new Mosaic Stadium. Was it needed? The current stadium still sells out (when the team is winning). … More Is Durant a need or a want?
I hate Toronto. I hate the city, all of its sports franchises, its tabloid and biased media outlets and personalities, its arrogance and entitlement, and its former crackhead mayor, just to name a few. But I feel it’s unfair that Blue Jays fans are lumped in with the numerous idiots, like the one on Tuesday … More Unfair representation?
I never met Jose Fernandez. Never saw him pitch in person. Of the dozens of ballparks I have visited, Marlins Park in Miami is not on my list. Never toured south Florida or Cuba, either. But despite not ever meeting Fernandez, I know we would have been good friends. Why do I know this? Because … More We’ll miss you, Jose
Written in September 2014 The day I met Derek Jeter. What do you say to Derek Jeter? What question hasn’t he been asked a hundred times by the thousands of reporters during his career? A man who is as guarded and bland as he is with the media, is there anything I could say or … More The day I met Derek Jeter