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Story by Jayson Stark at ESPN: The Man. The Voice. The Stories. One man, no added interviews in the middle of the game, no mindless giggling with a colleague no one had ever heard of before either, no insane irrelevancies pulled off the internet to help him fill the time, just Vin Scully. There were […]

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The 2016 Baseball Fall Classic

It’s time again for the Fall Classic, folks. No, the World Series will have to wait a couple of months, I refer to my annual pre-World Series baseball column. I bring to this effort a lifetime of experience going back to the school playground at Maple Grove Elementary where my baseball career started. I was […]

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Ichiro Suzuki sets another record

Ichiro 4278, Pete Rose 4256, Ty Cobb 4191 Those are the all-time numbers of base hits for three of the very greatest baseball players to ever live. Last night Ichiro – like Tiger, the Babe, and The Rocket, that’s all the identification he needs – tripled off the right field fence for his 3000th US […]

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2016 Major League Baseball outlook

Play ball! It’s time for my annual baseball pitching and prediction column. I’m a bit late this year because I got off to a late start. I’m not quite sure why that happened. I think it had something to do with the early games being the same old same old as the year before. Newcomers […]

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Vin Scully’s upcoming retirement

I ask, nay beg all sports announcers to catch one of Scully’s games before he goes and see how it’s done – anecdotes of considerable interest, not mindless statistics; the ability at 88 to carry the ballgame himself, and real knowledge, not notes passed by a kid with a laptop. I, a devoted baseball fan […]

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On the brink

Last night’s World Series game was really a lot of fun to watch and once again showed that baseball is a great game, I believe the greatest, because it is an anticipation sport. When the Mets were clinging to their one run lead, was anybody about to leave the park or change channels? Not a […]

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I must tell you, my friends, that I am starting to worry although I am not quite panicking. The problem, you see, is that the World Series is in danger of ending too quickly. I love Series time but it’s rather like fall because the trouble with fall is that winter is right behind. Similarly, […]

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So there!

Dear Baseball fans who support the Blue Jays. I offer the same condolences you would offer me as a Dodger fan and offer you our time honoured war cry, “wait’ll next year”! The Jays had a very good year with a talented and exciting team. They have much to be proud of and nothing to […]

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My choice is the Cubs

Having become sick to death of the election, my thoughts turned to baseball. First off, let me say that the Blue Jays obviously have not only a good team on paper but a good one in the clubhouse and that’s extremely important. They have a great spirit, although it’ll be interesting to see how that […]

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No, I am not supporting the Toronto Blue Jays notwithstanding the fact that the CBC and the Vancouver Sun tell me I should. Perhaps it’s that, in part, that keeps me from supporting them. Being a sports fan of a particular team is utterly irrational. When I was a child I became a Habs fan […]

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