Edwin Encarnacion signs with Cleveland! This whole thing smells.

Toronto Blue Jays fans finally got the news they didn’t want to hear, that slugger Edwin Encarnacion signed with the Cleveland Indians — single-handedly improving the team that beat them for the league title.  This, I say respectfully, is bull$#!t. Among other things, the Blue Jays’ offer of four years/$80 million guaranteed ended up being…

Toronto Blue Jays season over after loss today to Cleveland

Well, my schedule hasn’t allowed for much opportunity to enjoy much baseball, and I sure didn’t enjoy this result today, a 3-0 win by the Cleveland Indians over the Toronto Blue Jays to win the American League title in five games. I guess that after an 89-win regular season and after sneaking in to a…

As expected, the Blue Jays-Rangers game was more uplifting than the debate

        It is Thanksgiving Day here in frozen Canada, and I’m thankful. Thankful that I am not being stressed-out watching yet another tension-filled Blue Jays playoff game.  That was yet another crazy extra-inning win last night, capped off by Josh Donaldson running home from second after a double-play attempt was messed up…

Shaping up as a wild ending to the Wild Card race

In their fight to make the wild-card playoffs the Toronto Blue Jays won tonight over Boston, 4-3, which means that no matter what happens in Fenway Park tomorrow the Blue Jays are assured of playing at least one more game beyond tomorrow — a tiebreaker game, at least. A win tomorrow clinches a wild card. …

Well, it’s over. #cometogether

   I finally did get home to see the end of the Blue Jays game, and season. Disappointing, all in all, but at least they didn’t go down without a fight. After that, sorry, but I just can’t get excited about the upcoming World Series. For me, it’s right back to following Saskatchewan Roughriders football! Right.

Rundown of a very busy last 72 hours in sports

It has been a busy last couple of weeks for myself on the sports beat. On the local sports scene alone in the past 72 hours I have covered two high school football games, an SJHL game, a AAA midget hockey game, and a roller derby game. As you may know, roller derby is on…

Vive les Blue Jays! Big O hosts baseball weekend in Montreal again

  Officially, the season doesn’t start for real for a couple more days. But as far as I’m concerned baseball is back, with the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Cincinnati Reds in two preseason games in Montreal.  I plan to just sit here and watch the game on Sportsnet, while reading Jonah Keri’s book on the…

THIS SORRY SEASON FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS ENDS THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season, long since tossed in the trash, will finally be shipped to the landfill at the waste management facility. We are seeing a few stories about members of the Blue Jays organization making comments to the effect that they’ve let down the fans. General manager Alex Anthopolous spoke of…

THE MOST ANTICIPATED BLUE JAYS SEASON IN 20 YEARS IS NOW UNDER WAY

We haven’t seen crowds of 50,000 in a long time at Toronto Blue Jays games, but that’s what we have for Opening Night tonight as the fans hop on the bandwagon for the Blue Jays’ march towards the American League pennant. The anticipation is already through the roof.  The trades that sent all those ex-Miami Marlins to…

AND NOW, A FEW WORDS TO SUM UP THE SPORTS SCENE IN FROZEN CANADA

Since the Saskatchewan Roughriders are now toast and the NHL’s so-called “talks” consist of nothing at the moment, the following is all I have to say about the sports scene in Canada right now: “How about those Toronto Blue Jays??” And when was the last time anyone in Canada gave a hoot about the Toronto…