2018: Meme Season

There seem to be a lot of memes being generated early in this 2018 season for the Blue Jays.  The latest came from last night’s 7-1 win over the Orioles:”What are you gonna do now, Buck?”

The Week That Was: Mar 29-Apr 4

This Week’s Motivational PictureFirst of all, it’s pretty crazy to try and think about regular season baseball happening in March.  Sure, it’s the end of March, and it’s basically April, but it’s still March.  Rest assured though, by 2020 the…

Examining My Issue with Sports Narratives

One of my biggest pet peeves when consuming sports (watching/reading/listening) is the tendency to insert seemingly meaningless statistics to create some sort of narrative. The Record Narrative The most annoying offender of the sports narrative for me is The Record.  You know what I mean – “This team is 2 and 25 when playing on […]

Ottawa Senators vs Sports Media

The Ottawa Senators are up 2-0 in their round 2 playoff series vs the New York Rangers; but when it comes to sports media in Canada at least, it feels to some fans like they’re in a hole 0-3. For the Senators, it’s always been an uphill battle for respect in the league.  They’re roughly […]

Top Baseball Movies

The World Baseball Classic has officially started, and Spring Training has been underway for weeks now.  I can’t think of a better time to talk about my personal top baseball movies. Other than being about baseball, there’s no real criteria for how I’ve ranked these.  They range from comedy to drama, and the genre doesn’t […]

2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

I’ve gotten into curling a lot more in the past few years than I had been in the past; sure I watched the Scotties and the Brier, but not actively and not really understanding the strategy behind the shots.  I still don’t make the time to watch the games all the time, but I try […]

A Beautiful Weekend

When last I wrote, the Jays were heading into what was looked at as a pivotal series.  It was May 2nd, and the Jays were starting fresh after taking a series against Tampa Bay.  The Jays were 12-14, which was at the very least reverse of what…

The Bat, Flipped

I don’t think there was a single bigger moment in 2015 than the infamous Bat Flip.  The biggest proof of that is that I can say “bat flip” and you probably know what I’m referring to.  For that reason, I think the series starting tonight vs t…

An Overly Pessimistic Blue Jays Season Preview and A Note on Expectations

Great Expectations…With Spring Training just around the corner, we’re going to be hit with a barrage of season previews, predicting the course of how the regular season and playoffs will unfold. Naturally, these spoiler-happy reporters totally ruin t…

An Open Letter to Mark Buehrle and Damien Cox

Dear Mark,First off, welcome to Canada! I just wanted to fill you in on a few things about our country. We love our hockey (you’ll notice that some folks inexplicably have an affinity for the Toronto Maple Leafs), beer (but you probably knew that alrea…