Football and Mother Nature

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 4) — For two weeks, southern Ontario is bone–dry. I buy tickets to a Canadian Football League game in Hamilton and get soaked. At least I wasn’t alone. More than 24,000 people had their coifs ruined Monday night at Tim Horton’s Field, as a driving thunder–and–lightning storm halted play for […]

Blue Jays Should Secure A.A./Gibbons

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 3) — There will come a time one day when Alex Anthopoulos isn’t quite as popular as he appears to be right now. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays are loving their general manager after he acquired Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Mark Lowe and Ben Revere in deadline deals this […]

Don’t Forget About Josh

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 1) — While Alex Anthopoulos emptied the Blue Jays farm system this week to acquire Troy Tulowitzki (from Colorado), David Price (Detroit), Mark Lowe (Seattle) and Ben Revere (Philadelphia), it was easy to forget those that made such maneuvering plausible. Chief among them was the second–best position player in franchise […]

Jays Thinking Business Over Strategy

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 28) — In the end, there really was no choice. While ferrying the longest playoff drought (21 seasons) of any team in the four major North American sports — and with more than two months remaining in a spotty yet tantalizing season — the Toronto Blue Jays had to go […]

Anthopoulos, Blue Jays Are Going For It

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 28) — Good morning, Blue Jays fans. While you slept, the club added to its bulky stable of run–producing bats, acquiring shortstop and five–time all–star Troy Tulowitzki, 30, and soon–to–retire pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, 42, from the Colorado Rockies for fellow shortstop Jose Reyes, 32, minor–league pitcher Miguel Castro, 20 (he […]

Blue Jays at the Crossroad

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 27) — Four days. Ninety–six hours. That’s all we have left to determine whether the Toronto Blue Jays will maintain a bright future beyond the current Major League season. The earmark for potential calamity is very much in play as we speed toward the July 31 non–waiver trade deadline; for […]

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