Obie Ended Our Longest Drought

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 28) — Less than two months after his 75th birthday, Bob O’Billovich has been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. His statue should one day be erected in Nathan Philips Square. The biggest sports names in our city right now are David Price, Josh Donaldson and Mike Babcock. […]

These Blue Jays Like None Other

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 24) — It is official. At no point in their 39–season history have the Toronto Blue Jays so thoroughly dismantled an opponent over the course of three games. It happened this weekend in Anaheim against a one–time contender that now plays Little League defense. The Blue Jays sliced up the […]

How Will Sportsnet Fare?

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 21) — Friday night and David Price. It’s becoming a date, isn’t it? A week ago, when Price took the mound against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre, the Toronto Blue Jays were trying — for a fifth time — to break the franchise record of 11 consecutive victories […]

Leafs to Wear Multiple Jerseys For Centennial

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 19) — Taking a page from their most storied rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs will brandish a number of historic uniforms during their 100th anniversary season in 2016–17. Two licensing sources tell me the Maple Leafs have decided to replicate what the Montreal Canadiens did for their Centennial celebration in […]

Richard Peddie Was Right

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 14) — The words rang hollow from one of our city’s most shrewd and reviled executives — often accompanied by a smirk that people interpreted as wry and disingenuous. Years later, however, the Toronto Blue Jays are proving Richard Peddie a clairvoyant. “Winning is good business,” became a mantra for […]

Blue Jays Need to Win Division

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 6) — The headline to this blog, just more than a week ago, would have been gibberish. I confirmed as much right here — inferring that a mid–July snowstorm in Toronto would happen before the Blue Jays could even think of catching the New York Yankees, then 7½ lengths ahead […]

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