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25 Best Baseball Players' Walk-Up Songs

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Music

After the winter of our discontent, you can tell it spring because the boys of summer have finally stepped back up to the plate. So to ease you in...

15 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make Anyone Love Baseball

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Living

Baseball might be the "great American pastime" but that doesn't mean Canadians can't get in on the four-base, green-field fun. And with the home openi...

Hold Out a Little Hope For the Toronto Blue Jays

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Over the course of a long baseball season, unforeseeable and unimaginable things happen on a regular basis and what purported experts deem to be inevitable isn't always inevitable. So-called 'sure things' stumble with surprising regularity and even those universally considered to be without hope can rightfully harbour hope.

Don't Worry About It - It's Just a Game

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

"Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the e...

Do You Know Your Baseball Good Luck Charms?

Gal's Got Game | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Sports
Gal's Got Game

Baseball is a superstitious sport. Good luck charms and curses are widely believed to help or hinder a team's ability to claim the coveted World Series trophy and rings. To celebrate the start of the World Series this week, here's a roundup of some good luck charms to boost your baseball banter.

The Week In Review: A-Rod Should Be Free To Dope If He Wants To

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

Are performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) an unnatural advantage? Sure. But so are many of the extreme training methods and nutritional regimens that are all now a regular part of almost all professional sports, including baseball. If PEDs were permitted, MLB could at least take the significant money it would save on expensive detection schemes, investigations, and mediation (players' unions don't tend to take kindly to 100-game suspensions) and use it instead to educate players about the health dangers of PEDs and the doses at which they are safest.

Are Jays Fans The Worst?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada

They fight, the drink too much, they puke, and sometimes they even get themselves ejected. They're Toronto Blue Jays fans and they're getting a reputa...

The Bubblegum World Of Major League Baseball

Andy Juniper | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

At some point during Major League Baseball's Opening Week -- in the fog of having watched more games than I can clearly recall, or care to admit -- I became wildly jealous of the denizens of the diamond's dugouts, and not solely because they're placed on a pedestal, pampered and obscenely overpaid.

New York Yankees 2013: The Unspeakable Tragedy

Andy Juniper | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Sports
Andy Juniper

With Major League Baseball's Opening Day only six sleeps away, the polls are in, predictions have been posted, the sport's sages and seers have spoken -- and you know these guys are never wrong -- and apparently the New York Yankees are, in the words of Ed Grimley, "as doomed as doomed can be."

Paying A Queen's Ransom For Hallowed Hosiery

Andy Juniper | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

At a live auction in New York City on Saturday night, the bloodied sock worn by Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in Game Two of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals was sold for (wait for it) $92,613. For a sock. Soaked in old sweat. Soiled with blood.

The MLB Is the Biggest Cheater in Baseball

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Let's stop pretending that we're so offended by our All-Stars cheating over an entire career and over an entire life. Steroids are to sports what sex is to the White House. The MLB is the biggest cheater in baseball. They're just better at hiding the syringes.

Blue Jays Trade: For a Minute, Toronto Was Happy

Andy Juniper | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

The Toronto Blue Jays pulled off a historic 12-player deal with the Florida Marlins. As last evening wore on, the hype and hoopla on Sports Talk Radio in The Big Smoke was ratcheted. Ah, but Toronto being Toronto, all that giddiness, all that love, all that manic mirth was short-lived. By the time I turned on Sports Talk Radio this morning at 6 a.m., confidence in the trade had turned to caution.

The Most Exciting Part About the World Series? Kate Upton

Andy Juniper | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Not to suggest that the world revolves around Kate Upton, but given all the hoopla and hype afforded in recent days to the star-spangled awesome actress and supermodel, an observer could easily conclude that the World Series most surely revolves around her. But as one writer put it: "an entire city breathlessly awaits an answer to what fans really want to know. Is [Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander] really dating supermodel Kate Upton?"

Our All-Time Favourite Movie Baseball Players

Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada

With all of the sweat, drama and behind-the-scenes politics, it's no wonder that baseball has inspired many movie classics and iconic characters. Base...

Baseball Heroes: Where Are They Now?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada

Many of the greatest MLB players in recent history just can’t say goodbye to baseball. Post-retirement, some of the game’s favourite players still...

The Soccer Team Whose Fans Call the Shots

Andy Juniper | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business
Andy Juniper

I think the Seattle Sounders -- the super successful soccer club -- is on to something. The Sounders have decided to not only listen to their fans, but to take it one step farther and allow their faithful flock to decide the fate of the club's General Manager, Adrian Hanauer, via a vote. I know what you're thinking: how on Earth did they conjure up this cockamamie scheme?

WATCH: BIG Catch By Little Leaguer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Canadian Little League team made two incredible catches in the 2012 Little League World Series but are unfortunately no longer in contention. D...

Little League Baseball Has Grown-Up Consequences

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I don't want my kids to think that violence, entitlement and disrespect are a regular part of sports. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they are a part of the experience and will help prepare them for what's ahead. But is that really what little league baseball is all about?

An (Unproven) Lack of Integrity Doesn't Affect Batting Averages

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Withholding the honour to Barry Bonds is petty beyond belief -- except that it's happening. The Hall of Fame guys are so damned sanctimonious and dogmatic that it curdles belief. Criteria for entry into the Hall should only be a player's record in the game, none of this drivel about "integrity" that the MLB is judging without proof.

Nutella is More Bitter than Sweet

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Every week Minnow picks five things that have caught her attention. This week, moms are really into the Nutella lawsuit, videos that are pulling on parental heart strings, design-your-own-shoes sites, and more.

A Sports Tale Of Two Cities: The Worst Of Times

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - In this sports tale of two cities, there are no best of times.It's been only the worst of times lately for the teams in Canada's two bigges...

Hitting a Homerun Lunch with Drunk Jays Fan

Mary Warner | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada
Mary Warner

This week, I sat down for lunch with Drunk Jays Fan Andrew Stoeten at X on Front Street. We spoke about everything baseball, from sabermetrics to Alex Anthopoulos, to exactly what a baseball blog and podcast can talk about during the off-season!

Blue Jays Unveil New Logo

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Sports

TORONTO - With a nod to the team's glory days, the Toronto Blue Jays have refined a vintage look for the 2012 season.The team has tweaked its old-scho...

The Cult of Boston

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

They remind me of the Sirens. They sing you songs about sorrow, about the blues, and they hang out in the lake like Peter Pan's mermaids. They grab on...

Leave Baseball's Playoffs Alone

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

And, so, after the greatest night of regular season baseball in this 24-year-old man's history, the $41 million Tampa Bay Rays are in the post-season ...