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Toronto Blue Jays Still Have Chance For Home Field Advantage

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Living

The team with the best record in the American League will host the winner of Tuesday's wild card game.

Toronto, Accustomed To Heartbreak In Sports, Dreams Big Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living

"The Jays are yours."

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."

Blue Jays Bump Argos From Rogers Centre For Home Game

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada

Should the Blue Jays reach the World Series, the Argos' games Oct. 17 (versus Calgary) and Oct. 23 (versus Montreal) could also be relocated.

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.

Blue Jays And Royals Square Off In Heated Game

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2015 | Canada

On the field, tempers flared between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, but no punches were thrown.

The Expos (Or MLB) Could Return To Montreal, Here's Why

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says he's looking forward to meeting with the commissioner of Major League Baseball at the end of the month in...

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.

How Derek Jeter Restored Our Faith In Baseball - And Showed Us How To Live

John Stackhouse | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada
John Stackhouse

In an age when superstars think they're bigger than the team, and the ownership, Jeter knew otherwise. Even a 14-time all-star was still an employee, and George Steinbrenner, until he passed away in 2010, was the boss. Jeter revered the boss, but also managed to connect him with the crowd. One of their better moments together was a VISA commercial, in which they're filmed in a conga line at a Manhattan night club.

Drake Is Cheating on Toronto With Houston

Giselle Phelps | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Music
Giselle Phelps

Fans of Drake's music will know he often raps about Houston too, and has a huge affinity for the city. He's reportedly recorded a lot of his music there. But this past weekend, his loyalties really seemed to blur a bit. Drake was rocking a Houston Astros MLB jersey at a game. Shouldn't he be doing that with the Toronto Blue Jays?

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.

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.

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.

OK, Blue Jays, Let's (Finally) Play Ball

Andy Juniper | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

It's Opening Day in Toronto. All of which is to say that as of around 7 p.m., when 125-million-dollars-worth of terrific talent takes the field for the home side at the Rogers Centre, and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey lets fly (or lets float) that first pitch -- we will be finally able to utter those three beautiful words: Baseball Is Back.

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.

Baseball’s Most Eyebrow-Raising Contracts

Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada

It ain’t easy keeping up with the New York Yankees and their payroll that exceeds $195 million (U.S.) a year. Of course, many try, which is why base...

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?"

Why Everyone Loves the Oakland A's

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Somewhere, somehow -- in some corner of the baseball universe or the baseball-watching universe -- there is somebody who does not understand why everyone loves the Oakland Athletics. Moneyball is not the reason. It's not their salary or their ongoing rivalry with the concept of capitalism. That's too easy.

The 8 Greatest Canadian Baseball Players

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada

We may only have one Major League Baseball team, but Canada is no stranger to the good old game of baseball. Our historical ties to baseball date back...

Blink and You'd Have Missed Escobar's Suspension

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Yunel Escobar has served his three-game suspension for writing a gay slur on his eye black last Saturday, and will return to the Toronto Blue Jays lineup tonight. Wait, didn't that happen, like, yesterday? We've barely had time to breathe, and now Escobar is returning?

Baseball Is a Job, So Fire Escobar

Ryan Doyle | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada
Ryan Doyle

Imagine walking into your workplace tomorrow morning, grabbing a marker from the supply closet, walking into the boardroom and writing the words "You are a Faggot" on the company white board. How do you think the boss would react? The Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escoba wrote those words in his black eye and received a three-game suspension. Three games? For offending every homosexual watching at home? For telling every athlete out there that even in 2012 you shouldn't feel comfortable coming out of the closet? The Jays should be ashamed of themselves.