Blue Jays Aren’t Good Enough

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 1) – Perhaps there’s a simple reason why the Toronto Blue Jays were inactive at the non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday. Maybe – just maybe – Alex Anthopoulos and his staff recognized the club wasn’t good enough to contend this year. That seems like a stretch with the Jays currently […]

Inside Maple Leaf Gardens

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 31) – Having posted a blog Wednesday with exterior images of old, wonderfully-worn Maple Leaf Gardens, I was asked – quite logically – how it looks from the inside. At BergerBytes.ca, you never have to wait long for an answer. No, I did not return to the Gardens on Thursday. […]

Gardens Still Looking Like Old

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 30) – I suppose it will always be a bit comforting to know that Maple Leaf Gardens hasn’t changed much. At least on the outside. The inside has undergone a complete makeover as an athletic home for Ryerson University and an unparalleled Loblaws grocery outlet – easily the best I’ve […]

Dave Hodge Still “The Man”

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 28) – Canadian broadcasting legend Dave Hodge is less than 15 years older than me, yet it seems that I’ve been watching him on TV forever. Hodge was a spry 26 years of age when he took over from Ward Cornell as Toronto intermission host on Hockey Night In Canada […]

Reimer Won’t Cause Trouble

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 26) – Any reporter or columnist that plans to engender a fuss at training camp over the Maple Leafs’ goaltending situation ought to think twice. First of all, James Reimer is way too intelligent to embroil himself in controversy. And second, Reimer understands he is profoundly fortunate to occupy one […]

My NIKON Sky and Weather Photos

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 26) – With hockey in a merciful lull and summer in full bloom, I thought I would share with you the results of my cottage industry. When I moved from Thornhill to mid-town Toronto a year ago this month, I rented a 14th-floor apartment facing north. As such, I am […]

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 in 2011/2012 Season, Toronto Weather, Weather Photos
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