Canada Baseball

This Is Why Josh Donaldson Is A Perfect MVP Choice

The Huffington Post Canada | Sasha Nagy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada

Toronto Blue Jays fans already know why third baseman Josh Donaldson should be named American League MVP. But if you need proof, look no further t...

Why The Blue Jays' Encarnacion Does The Edwing

CP | John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living

"If I keep hitting home runs I'm going to keep doing it."

Doubleheader SWEEP

CP | Ronald Blum, The Associated Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada

That's a 4.5 game lead in the AL East, thank you very much.

Why Everyone Is in Love With Josh Donaldson

Andy Juniper | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Living
Andy Juniper

Donaldson deserves all the love he's getting. Off the field he's reported to be a mentor to the young guys and, to boot, the social butterfly who keeps the Jays' clubhouse loose and laughing. On the field, he's a leader, all grit and fiery determination.

I Think Blue Jays Fever Is Killing Me

Andy Juniper | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Andy Juniper

For the first time since touch-'em-all Joe Carter hit his historic three-run, walk-off homer to lift the locals to their second-straight world championship nearly a quarter-century ago, your Toronto Blue Jays may just (gasp) find themselves in the World Series. Your Blue Jays have been reborn. And their rebirth is killing me.

Toronto Blue Jays Are On A Roll

CP | Stephen Whyno | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada

TORONTO — When Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor felt the energy inside Rogers Centre during David Price's Toronto Blue Jays debut, and it remind...

Field Of Memes

Matt Hansen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada
Matt Hansen

Listen, sometimes I hate social media. I'm sure I'm not the only one. A few days ago someone posted "We will never be here again." It's one of those ...

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

Why Can't We Just Accept Baseball's Steroid Era?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

We all -- as fans -- pretended we were outraged and shocked when our favourite players, our icons were named to the lists and the reports and the chapters of Jose Canseco's memoir. In fact, we were pretending when we treated these guys as icons in the first place. They're just men... silly, stupid, bloated, inflated men with egos and fears and faults.

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 05.28.2014 | 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 | Home
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 | Home
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...