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Eric Pardinho’s unlikely story is a fascinating one

If you walk up Blue Jays Way towards the Rogers Centre, then you know that the ghosts of yesterday are everywhere. The names of Bautista, Price, Tulowitzki, Donaldson, Encarnación, and the rest of the 2015 25-man roster scream at you in blue. I’m being hyperbolic here and not exactly everyone on that roster has their…

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Revisiting Toronto’s stance on retired numbers

I like Paul Simon, but I love the album Graceland. Songs like ‘The Boy In The Bubble’, ‘Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes’, ‘Under African Skies’, and even ‘You Can Call Me Al’ send me to a place that other songs just don’t. It’s a happy little corner filled with terrific memories of being…

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What’s next?

So, I’m not sure if you heard the big news yet? But, yes, it has been six weeks since my last dumb cigarette. Every Jays fan is talking about it. It’s trending on Twitter and even in the internet ghost town known as Facebook. I’ve been the talk of the town. I’m not going to…

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Extend Stroman And Sanchez You Cowards

During the cold offseason, I usually get up early ever morning, put on my parka, and walk down John St. to the Dome. I think about baseball things, specifically the Jays. I stand near the statue of Ted and talk to him, as if I were having a conversation with some sort of capitalistic God. I…

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A guide for how to behave at baseball games

To begin the 2018 Blue Jays season, I wrote ‘A Guide On How Not To Be That Person At A Blue Jays Game‘. It was to help every human out there who might unknowingly be that person. It happens. It’s okay. We all have our flaws.

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Get Metsmerized – Some Stories Should Never Be 86’d

When I look back on growing up in the eighties, I think about Steven Spielberg movies, Star Wars, riding my BMX bike, and playing Nintendo. My favourite Blue Jays were Rance Mulliniks, Tony Fernandez, George Bell, Jesse Barfield, and Dave Stieb. My mom let me pick out my clothes from a Sears catalogue. I wasn’t allowed…

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Ricky Romero has a podcast and it’s awesome

I wake up at dawn every morning and I stare out the window of my condo. I gaze out at the glass walls and old brick that block the beautiful sunrise. A modern city with fingerprints of its old past pressing on the new streets. The light tries to slip through the cracks. I stand…

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It’s All Fortnite Madness

The Jays are heading into their final stretch of spring training games, as Charlie’s ship has set sail. There has been a hypnotist, maybe a ventriloquist, or even a contortionist to help the players bond and have a laugh. But, there is news breaking that is no laughing matter: BREAKING: #BlueJays to impose pre-game curfew…

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Tip Of The Cap To Toronto’s Front Office

Last year, I interviewed Jays prospect Brayden Bouchey. After I got off the phone with the young pitcher, I thought about how most minor-league players don’t sign big contracts, or have a MLB royal bloodline like Guerrero, Biggio, or Bichette. Most of these young men are working hard to make ends meet while chasing their…