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Toronto Blue Jays Season Preview

As the weather warms up in Toronto, my thoughts turn to two things. One, is that the Leafs and Raptors are almost done another miserable season where they will both miss the playoffs by a considerable margin, and probably finish just high enough in the standings to NOT get the chance to draft a franchise player to turn these miserable teams around. My second thought is a little bit more pleasant. That the Toronto Blue Jays are about to embark on a brand new season in Major League Baseball’s hell, the American League East. All is not lost for the Jays. Many industry gurus and prognosticators have the Jays labeled as a “sleeper” pick to upset a lot of higher payroll teams and win the new Wild Card that is being introduced this season. For the first time in Major League baseball history, there will be TWO wild cards handed out in each league. The two wild cards will playoff in a one game do or die format where the winner will face the first place team in the league in the first round of the playoffs. That means that hypothetically, the Jays can finish third in their division and still qualify for the Wild Card. Its not a lock, but it could happen. Here are the things that need to occur for the Jays to have a shot. Read moreRead more


MLB 12 The Show Review

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) announced today the North American launch of the latest installment of the number-one selling and rated Major League Baseball® (MLB®) game franchise, MLB® 12 The Show™, available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems. Widely considered the most authentic baseball game on the market, The Show has been and continues to be the highest ranked officially licensed baseball title of this console generation (according to and the number-one rated sports game over the past four years (according to, delivering true-to-life gameplay, authentic franchise and season modes, and incredible detail not found in any other sports game. Read moreRead more


Jose Bautista Named Cover Athlete for MLB 12 The Show

Sony Computer Entertainment Canada (SCEC) announced today the Canadian edition of MLB® 12 The Show™ featuring Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right fielder Jose Bautista as cover athlete for the number-one selling and rated Major League Baseball® (MLB®) game franchise. This marks the first time that MLB The Show has had a separate cover athlete for the Canadian edition. The second runner-up for the 2011 American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Bautista had another stellar season at the plate leading the Majors in home runs with 43. Read moreRead more


Toronto Blue Jays Offseason Moves: Prince Fielder

As a Toronto sports fan, I am getting fed up. Across all of the sports teams this city has, certain things are consistent. We have rich ownership, high profile and highly respected General Managers, a world class city and market, and a loyal fan base that would fill a stadium up for a winner. Yes I said it. Toronto fans would flock to the Rogers center for a winner. Back in 93 and 94, the glory years of the Blue Jays, the Skydome was regularly packed. Not many baseball teams can lure 50,000 fans to watch their team, but Toronto did it. Read moreRead more


Rawlings Adirondack 232 Big Stick Baseball Bat Review

As the weather gets warmer in North America, thoughts turn to sunshine, beaches, barbeques, and America’s great past time, baseball. Many people love the game, for its high level of competition, and the great strategy behind it. Skill and coordination play a big role in being successful, but nothing helps a player more than having high quality equipment. Today I will be reviewing Rawlings’ Adirondack 232 Ash baseball bat. Read moreRead more


Honda Canada Gives Away Brand New Honda Civic at Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener!

One lucky baseball fan will be among first to own the ninth-generation Honda Civic! One lucky fan at Opening Night for the Toronto Blue Jays will drive away in a brand new Honda Civic. Honda Canada, the proud provider of the Official Vehicle of the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre, is hosting the Honda Opening Night celebrations against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 1st. Read moreRead more


MLB 11 The Show Now Available for Playstation 3, PSP and Playstation 2!

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC. (SCEA) announced today the North American launch of the #1 selling and highest rated baseball video game of this console generation, MLB® 11 The Show™, available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)go, and PlayStation®2 systems. Widely considered the most authentic baseball game on the market, MLB 11 The Show brings fans closer to the Major Leagues than ever before with true-to-life, broadcast quality gameplay, authentic franchise and season modes, and incredible detail not found in any other sports game. With compelling new features and enhancements to this year’s installment, MLB 11 The Show is poised to continue the franchise’s reign as the premier Major League Baseball® (MLB®) licensed game on any platform. Read moreRead more


Vernon Wells Traded To the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded away the most cumbersome contract in the history of Major League Baseball. On Friday Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos traded center fielder Vernon Wells to the Angels for catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera. Many Jays fans are dancing in the streets celebrating the fact that Vernon won’t be owed 86 million dollars over the next four years. It certainly gives the Jays some financial flexibility going forward but in reality is it a good thing? Read moreRead more


Cliff Lee Signs with the Philadelphia Phillies! Who will the Yankees and Rangers go after Now?

Wow.  Talk about a shocker.  Cliff Lee has stunned the baseball world by signing for less years, and less total money with the Philadelphia Phillies.  After an offseason full of fat pay cheques and moves that seemed to be solely financially motivated, Lee has done the unthinkable.  He went to a team he wanted to play for, as opposed to the team that wanted to pay him the most.  The Yankees and Rangers were supposedly the front runners for Lee’s services.  It was Lee himself that helped carry the Rangers past the Yankees and into the World Series.  The Yankees were not going to let their playoff bane go and sign with the competition.  It turns out, they didn’t have a choice. Read moreRead more


Werth signs with Nationals; Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox is DONE! Marcum to the Brewers!

Looks like it’s the Washington National’s turn to make a big splash in the free-agent market. The club has announced the signing off free-agent outfielder Jason Werth to a 7-year, $126-million contract.

Are you kidding me? Read moreRead more